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Five Exotic Guitar Licks That Will Make You Stand Out

If you're looking to challenge yourself a little<b>,</b> and get some artistic inspiration along the way, this here lesson might be just what you're looking …

Electric Guitar

Allan Holdsworth's 10 Most Useful Scales

One of the late Allan Holdsworth's many strengths as a guitarist was his ability to improvise. "I knew if I wanted to improvise over chord changes, …

Guitar

How to Master the Pentatonic Scale on the Entire Fretboard

Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GW favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong?" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger Exercises?," …

More on Developing Proper Sweep Picking Technique

74<p>SHARES<p>Sweep picking is an incredibly useful and exciting technique that allows guitarists to perform arpeggios in a flashy, keyboard-like manner.<p>It …

Learn This Little-Known Pentatonic Modal Trick

15<p>SHARES<p>Soloing with the modes is a great way to add new and exciting colors to your guitar playing. It can also add an ear-bending “outside” sound …

Rhythmic Soloing Exercise for the Improvising Guitarist

0<p>SHARES<p>With so many scales, arpeggios, licks, chords and patterns to learn in the practice room, sometimes we can overlook rhythm when working on our</b> …

Clever Ways to Conjure Haunting, Mysterious Melodies

543<p>SHARES<p>In the April 2015 issue of <i>Guitar World,</i> I showed you how to combine D major (D F# A) and E minor (E G B) triads to generate two appealing …

12 quick and dirty music theory tips

<b>If you want to take your 'untrained' compositions to the next level, the easiest way to do it is by developing a basic knowledge of music theory.</b><p>If …

How to Memorize Scales and Unlock the Fretboard

Here's is an unorthodox method of memorizing scales using the common three-note-per-string shapes we often employ during runs.<p>Let’s say that you …

Electric Guitar

Three Quick "Brain Hacks" for Creating Killer Guitar Solos

Hey, guys! Over the course of the next few videos, I'm going to tackle some burning issues, all of which are inspired by the questions I get asked …

Electric Guitar

The Key to Understanding the Minor Pentatonic Scale

412<p>SHARES<p>The minor pentatonic scale is quite possibly the most used and, suffice it to say, over-used scale on the guitar. The open strings …

The Right Way To Learn Modes | Guitar Lesson

Guitar Essentials: Three Pentatonic Exercises Every Guitarist Should Know

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Gabriel Pollard | Flickr Creative Commons (cropped)</b><p>Pentatonics are the basis for most of every guitarist’s lead work, whether you play …

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie Is Perfect For Anyone Who Thinks They Can't Make Pie

It's like training wheels for making pie.<p>If you think you can't make pie, I'm about to prove you wrong. No-bake peanut butter pie is perfect for when you <i>need</i> to make dessert but feel like your baking skills aren't up to par. This is quick, easy, and so good you'll impress yourself when you're done. …

Guitar Essentials: The One Blues Chord You Must Know

0<p>SHARES<p>The 12-bar blues uses common chords found in every genre. But part of the distinct sound of the blues is due to the dominant seven, which …

Five Simple Minor Pentatonic Hacks That Open Up the Fretboard

Everyone loves the minor pentatonic scale. It’s easy to play and sounds good in many musical styles and contexts.<p>Unfortunately, it can start to sound …

Electric Guitar

Weird Trick to Help You Memorize Pentatonic Patterns

Some of you might recognize Steve Stine, the guitarist in the July 2016 video below, from his many lessons (which include tab and video) on …

Electric Guitar

Why don’t babies sleep at night? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Paul Kelley

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Looking down into the pushchair I saw a young baby drifting off to sleep, and then flick his eyes open. At one point one eye was open and the other was …

Guitar Shop 101: Touch-up a String Nut with Super Glue

After replacing or upgrading a nut, finish the job with fast-acting cyanoacrylate adhesive.

50 Guitar Hacks for the Advancing Guitarist

The 50 Guitar Hacks series of eBooks came about out of the need for real concise insight into learning and playing guitar. I felt that most guitar …