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How to Create Flowing, Stylish Licks Like Eric Clapton

When it comes to spontaneous, improvised phrasing, there is perhaps no better blues-rock guitarist than Eric Clapton, especially when heard within …

Decorate Like Django

Even if you aren’t into Gypsy jazz, there are a wealth of inspiring ideas to glean from Django’s impossibly fast lines.

Electric Guitar

Ninth Chords Made Easy

As many of you readers begin to dig deeper into learning jazz guitar harmony and voicings, you'll undoubtedly come across various ninth chords—Maj9, …

Electric Guitar

How to Learn in 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. …

How to Create Incredible Chord Progressions

Chord progressions are made to be broken. One of the most frequently asked questions I get involves something along the lines of breaking the norm …

Guitar

Blue Horizons: How to Mix Major and Minor Pentatonics

B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Freddie King all had an innate ability to move between major and minor sounds within a 12-bar blues. Here’s how they did it.

Electric Guitar

Yngwie Malmsteen Lesson: The "Sevens" Mechanic — Video

In his latest instructional video (posted February 5), guitarist Troy Grady investigates one of the unusual asymmetrical groupings of Yngwie …

Electric Guitar

Yngwie Malmsteen Pays Tribute to the World's First Shredder, Niccolo Paganini

<i>Here's a classic</i> Guitar World<i> lesson for you. Enjoy!</i>Of all my musical influences, classical violinist Niccolo Paganini has to be on top of the …

Electric Guitar

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Motivation

11 everyday skills that will make you more successful over time

Some say it's luck. Others say it's hustle. The truth is, success only comes with a combination of both, as well as a few other ingredients.<p>Defining success can be tricky because it's so subjective.<p>Some people want to make a million dollars a year. Others want to make a good living and have three …

Self-improvement

5 Fun Exercises You Can Do With A Loop Pedal [Lessons]

<b>Practice Tips</b>: A loop pedal isn't just a fun gadget to use in your guitar playing - it's also a very useful practicing tool!

Guitar Playing

Guitar Strength: How to Play the "Other" Hendrix Chord

Of the myriad contributions Jimi Hendrix has made to the lexicon of modern guitar, one of the most enduring is the legendary “Hendrix chord."The …

Scale Sequences: 15 Hot Patterns That Will Fire Up Your Solos

If you’re a guitarist who loves to practice, you’re probably well acquainted with a scale sequence or two.But if you think they’re best left for the …

Electric Guitar

Enhancing a Basic Progression with Unusual Arpeggios

There have been countless times over the years where I have been called upon in a recording session to lay down a complimentary electric guitar part …

Lonnie Mack and the Birth of Blues-Rock Guitar

Fifty years ago, during the short interlude between Elvis and the Beatles, there was a brief sighting of that rarest of species: the “instrumental …

5 Ways To Unlock The Best Parts Of Yourself

You're reading 5 Ways To Unlock The Best Parts Of Yourself, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Motivation

25 blues-rock guitar licks you need to know

Introduction<p>The truth for any musician is that it’s important to have a grasp on the history and evolution of a musical style, and how the various …

Two-Note-Per-String Major/Minor Seventh String Skipping

I'm going to assume your fingers are all warmed up and ready for this lesson.<p>If you're not warmed up yet and want some new ideas for warmup …

How to Craft Heavy, Harmonically Challenging, Single-Note Riffs

50<p>SHARES<p>One of the most important aspects of becoming a good metal guitarist is developing the ability to play long single-note lines with absolute …

15 Beautiful House Plants That Can Actually Purify Your Home

Become a proud #plantparent.<p>They can make your home more ~breathable~ by increasing the amount of oxygen in the air through photosynthesis, but they can also filter and purify the air. Studies show they can even remove toxins from the air, like benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. Plus, …

Beyond Blues: CAGED Developments

Supercharge your solos with the potent fretboard approach used by legendary players like Robben Ford.

Guitar

How to Stick to Your Goals When You've Lost Motivation

Almost two months have gone by already! Time flies, doesn't it? It feels as though last week we were just reflecting on our past year and planning for the year ahead. Most of us start every new year with a set of goals we are determined to achieve. There may be changes we want to make in our lives, …

Exploring Mixolydian-Based Melodies and Chord Structures

247<p>SHARES<p>In the last few columns, we looked at ways to build chord shapes, or “grips,” from the Dorian and Aeolian modes (Aeolian is also known as …

How to Add Some Mixolydian Flavor to Pentatonics

I would like to show you some ideas I use to add some flavor to my solos when I'm using a pentatonic scale.<p>While I feel the pentatonic scale is …

12 Ways to Turn Your Crippling Stress into Happiness

<b>“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ~Roy Bennett</b><p>You are a slave to …

50 Motivational Quotes To Empower Your Life

I know, it's tough! To stay motivated, to keep going towards our goals. Sometimes, we don't feel like doing it anymore.Do you know why all this …

Metal For Life: Unlocking the Secrets of the Seven Fundamental Modes Favored by Randy Rhoads

This month, I’d like to illustrate a very clear and effective way to memorize the series of scales that are collectively known as the seven …

Guitar

Exploring the Phrygian Mode’s Evil Sister Scale, Phrygian Dominant — Video

Last month we investigated the dark sound of the Phrygian mode, which is spelled intervallically 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7.In the key of E, the notes would …

Electric Guitar

Learn All Seven Major Modes the Easy Way

When learning how to play the seven major modes on the guitar, most of us begin with the Ionian mode then move on to Dorian and progress up the …