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Jazz Guitar Corner: How to Play Jazzy Jimi Hendrix Chords

As guitarists, many of us are fans of the late, great Jimi Hendrix, who has influenced players in all genres of music, including jazz.While Hendrix …

Electric Guitar

GUITAR THEORY: Parallel Mode Theory

How Eddie Van Halen Hacks a Guitar

The guitar god is also an inventor and patent holder who has spent the better part of 35 years in this shop, rebuilding guitars and amps, searching for his signature sound<p>I've always been a tinkerer. It comes from my dad. Growing up, we lived in a house in Pasadena that had no driveway. You used an …

Fretboard Workshop: 10 Essential Turnarounds

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Advanced <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Create jazzy-sounding turnarounds by using altered harmonies.<br>• Develop progressions with the …

Fretboard Workshop: Revisualize the Pentatonic Scale

Draw inspiration from Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson, and Joe Diorio and forge a new approach to a time-tested scale.

Electric Guitar

How the heck do you know what scale you’re supposed to use for lead guitar?

There’s a broad diversity of harmonic practices being used out there in the world of blues-based popular music, rock in particular. While a given …

Electric Guitar

How to Use Chord Formulas and Their Benefits

<i>Bigstock photo</i> <br>Why do you need chord formulas? Why do want to learn about them in the first place and what are their benefits?<p>Knowing some basic …

Electric Guitar

55 Guitar Exercises for Improving Accuracy

Pursuing guitar exercises for speed and accuracy means something different today. The traditional guitar solo is no longer a popular element of …

Diminished Arpeggio Exercise

Lead Guitar Technique | E Minor Pentatonic Hot Lick!

I LOVE HOT LICKS!!!<p>Sorry I just had to get that out of my system.<p>This six note hot lick is in the key of E minor and uses the notes of the pentatonic …

When Neck and Body Meet

<b>A guitar’s neck joint is one of the most critical components in the transfer of vibrations—but it’s not always just about tone. One option is the</b> …

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Beyond Blues: Bridging the Gap Between Chords and Arpeggios

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to map out the neck with five CAGED shapes.<br>• Create melodic lines by targeting …

Electric Guitar

The Working Guitarist: The Home Studio

So much has changed in the recording industry over the last decade. On one hand, declining music sales due to illegal downloading have taken their …

Carlos Santana's Five Tips for Enlightened Soloing

<b>PHOTO: Brian Rasic | Getty Images</b><p>Carlos Santana knows how to get an audience on its feet. Since 1967, with the just-formed Carlos Santana Blues Band, …

How to Change Your Guitar's Output Jack | Fender

How to Build the Ultimate Pedal Board — Video

Are you a pedal-board dunce? Fear not! In this illustrated tutorial, <i>Guitar World</i> shows you everything you need to know, from choosing a board to …

Guitar Shop 101: Demystifying Truss-Rod Tools

<b>Photo 1</b><p>Do you ever get frustrated trying to find the correct wrench or hex key to adjust your guitar’s truss rod? Well, you’re not alone! I have at …

How to master your own music - the basics

Can you master your own music ?<p>Ian Shepherd<p>I’ve worked as a professional mastering engineer for over 20 years now, and my honest opinion is that with …

Fab Dupont Mastering Grand Baton

25min<p>(40)<p>As a conclusion to our series of videos on the song "Carribean Raider" by Grand Baton, Fab Dupont puts on his mastering engineer cap to coax …

5 Tips to Help You Improvise

Jack Gration’s 5 tips to help you improvise.<p>(Forward by Neil Santos)<p>My favorite thing to do on the guitar is improvise. Coming up with a guitar solo …

Lead Guitar Techniques | One Shape vs. One Position

Improvisation | One Shape vs One Position<p>When first starting to play lead guitar and improvising guitar solos most players will begin by using a …

Electric Guitar

The Role of Emotion in Musical Improvisation: An Analysis of Structural Features

Abstract<p>One of the primary functions of music is to convey emotion, yet how music accomplishes this task remains unclear. For example, simple …

Fret ’n’ Wylde: The Method Behind the Madness of “Miracle Man”

Hello there, my brethren and sisters o’ doom! Big Black Label thanks to the gang at <i>PG</i> for allowing me to talk about what we all breathe and bleed …

Beyond Blues: Playing the Right Minor Blues Changes

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn different minor blues progressions.<br>• Combine simple phrases to create space and …

Electric Guitar

Play the Spanish Classical Miniature “Lágrima”

S LAugust 19, 2017<p>One of the world’s best-known composers of classical guitar music, Francisco Tárrega lived in the late 19th century, a time during …

DIY: How to Set Up and Intonate an Acoustic Guitar

PG's Andy Ellis talks with guitar repairman and setup technician John LeVan of LeVan's Guitar Services in Nashville, TN, about how to properly set up …