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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 …

Why Static Website Generators Are The Next Big Thing

At StaticGen, our open-source directory of <b>static website generators</b>, we’ve kept track of more than a hundred generators for more than a year now, and …

Power Shred: Visualizing the Modes

<b>Chops:</b> Beginner <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b> <br>• Learn three-note-per-string fingerings for the diatonic modes <br>• Connect scale fingerings over …

The Best Of You - Foo Fighters - Beginner Acoustic Guitar Lesson Tutorial (BS-020)

How to Play Jazz Blues Chords - Progressions, Shapes, and Comping

Jazz blues is the most important form to study when learning to play jazz guitar.<p>The jazz blues progression the basis for many of the greatest songs …

Preparing Your Tele for Future Mods

In anticipation of all the Telecaster mods we have in store, let’s devote this column to getting your pickups ready for the adventure. For starters, …

30 chords acoustic guitar players need to know

Introduction<p>Open chords<p>If you’ve got the basics covered, the variations shown here should inspire you with some new sounds without being too much of …

A Great Library for Redesigns Case Studies

A lot of artist and designers around the globe love to make redesign concepts for the most used apps and websites, and most of these jobs are very …

UI Design

SampleRadar: 437 free chunky guitar and drum samples

<b>Forget subtlety: for this stop on the SampleRadar journey, we're going for bold and brash drum and guitar sounds.</b><p>We'll think you'll hear echoes of …

10 Essential Bebop Licks For Jazz Guitar

Though it lasted less than a decade, the bebop era has had a lasting influence on subsequent generations of jazz improvisers.players such as Charlie …

Electric Guitar

Mod Garage: The Bill Lawrence 5-way Telecaster Circuit

Get convincing “in-between” Strat sounds from Teles and other two-pickup guitars.

Guitar

Beyond Blues: Warren Haynes’ Southern-Fried Blues-Rock

Few guitarists are able to combine soul with a healthy amount of down-home rock like the Gov’t Mule frontman.

The Best Beginner's Guide

In this lesson you’ll learn how to play guitar arpeggios, how to use arpeggios to improvise over chord changes and jazz standards, as well as the …

141 Jazz Guitar Licks – Essential Lines and Patterns

Learning jazz guitar licks is essential for any student of the genre. By working jazz guitar licks in your practice routine, you’ll increase your …

The Complete Guide to Chord Melody

Chord melody playing is one of the most popular topics of study with Jazz guitarists, and for good reason. Being able to play guitar chords, bass …

How to Play "Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix — Video

Jimi Hendrix's stature as rock's greatest guitarist is by now an absolute and indisputable fact. In this edition of "In Deep," I'll examine his …

Beyond Blues: Progressive Progressions

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Understand how to use guide tones to create chord voicings.<br>• Learn rhythm guitar techniques …

Triads: A Closer Look

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”] <br>Triads are chords made of three notes. There are only four types of triads that appear in western music.<p>The four types of …

Electric Guitar

Pluck ’Em! A Crash Course in Country Guitar

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to “chicken pick” single-note licks, double-stops, and open-string cascades.<br>• …

Minor Blues Chords for Guitar [12 Chord Studies]

Minor Blues tunes are some of the most exciting and enjoyable songs to jam on in a jazz guitar setting. With a more open feel compared to the major …

Three Must-Try Guitar Wiring Mods

All wiring mods are <i>not</i> created equal. Some add a bit of convenience or a subtle new shading, while others are radical departures that open new …

Guitar

How to Play Take 5 Chords on Guitar

If you’re like most guitar players, especially when first beginning to study the instrument, you will have a moment where you think; “I really dig …

How to Play 6 Chords on Guitar

One of the first things you’ll notice when playing jazz guitar chords, is that there are a lot of variations for each chord type to get under your …

Chord Extensions: Jazzin' Up the Blues with Ninth, Thirteenth, and Passing Chords

<b>HARMONY</b> <b><br>Building Extended Dominant Chords</b><br>Let’s look at a couple of ways to build on simple 7th chord structures. First, we’ll build a 13th chord from …

Learn Something, Dimwit: Here's a Super Easy Trick to Write Chord Progressions in Every Key

Electric Guitar

Kenny Burrell Minor Blues Solo

One of the albums that many guitarists check out when first exploring the jazz genre is Kenny Burrell’s <i>Midnight Blue</i> record. As well, since it was …

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 …

46 Chord Shapes You Must Know: The Ultimate Guide to Chord Substitutions

There are many ways to vary almost any basic chord.<p>But in order to do this spontaneously, you need to have a fully stocked folder in your brain’s …

Electric Guitar

Cracking the Code with Troy Grady: The Puzzle of Pentatonic Fours — Video

We recently gave Cracking the Code viewers a cool homework assignment: find a way to play ascending fours, against the pentatonic scale, using the …