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Allan Holdsworth's 10 Most Useful Scales

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

Want to Play Jazz Guitar? Start with These Five Songs

<b>PHOTO: Popperfoto | Getty Images</b>: Wes Montgomery<p>When learning how to play jazz guitar, many of us know we need to learn scales, arpeggios and chords, …

Six Slick Whammy Bar Tricks

The electric guitar is the best instrument ever created. Not only because of how cool it can sound, but also because of its unmatched versatility.<p>On …

Guitar

How to Create Melodic Guitar Solos

Traditional methods of learning scales such as the (crappy) CAGED System and the 3NPS System don’t really lead to melodic guitar solos. This is …

The Circle of 5ths Explained, Plus Three Ways You Can Put It to Use

The circle of fifths is a chart that shows the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale.<p>It’s a central aspect of music theory, and it’s …

Guitar

Out and About: Harness the Power of Controlled Chaos in Your Solos

Learn four easy ways to break free from conventional chord-scale relationships.

A Neat Trick to Help You Learn Scales Fast

Learning a scale isn’t just memorizing a pattern. In fact, it’s memorizing lots of patterns, but there’s more to it than that.<p>Unless you actually …

Achieving Absolute Fretboard Mastery, Part 1

<b>Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live group and private classes at LessonFace.com.</b>Happy New Year, guys! And welcome to the …

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 …

5 Major Jazz Guitar Licks

In this lesson you’ll learn 5 finger-friendly jazz guitar licks in the key of Eb major. By practicing these licks you’ll get 2 important patterns …

Jazz Blues Arpeggios for Guitar

When learning how to play arpeggios over the jazz blues chord progression, or any tune for that matter, the easiest approach you can take in is to …

Blues Music

Samsung’s new Car Mode for Galaxy is its own Android Auto

Samsung just wrapped up its keynote event at the IFA trade show here in Berlin where it spent most of its presentation time discussing the trend of software powering everything in our lives, called Internet of Things. One peculiar new service in particular was an in-car dashboard app that works …