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Dangerous Riffs: Make Killer Licks and Solos from Just Five Notes

In the eternal quest for more and better, shred guitarists tend to move toward exotic sounds: harmonic minor, melodic minor, Phrygian and Locrian, to …

Electric Guitar

Master guitar solo position shifts in 20 minutes

<b>If you ever find yourself boxed in with standard scale patterns, our guide to better position shifts will have you shooting around the fretboard in</b> …

Electric Guitar

Visit These Boston Bars and Restaurants for Cheap Live Music

From jazz to punk to mariachi, the city offers something for every musical taste<p>Drinking is great, but drinking while listening to live music is better. Boston may not be Nashville or New Orleans or New York City, but it’s still got plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs hosting live music several …

New England

How to Never Run Out of Licks Again

Learning other people's licks is great, not to mention essential, as pretty much everyone reading this sentence can attest.<p>But, according to guitar …

Electric Guitar

Tightening Up Your Rhythm Chops

This month, I’d like to focus on rhythm guitar playing. Even if, like me, you are far more interested in soloing than playing rhythm guitar, the …

Electric Guitar

How to Turn a Stock Chord Progression Into a Unique Guitar Part

Last month I described how I harnessed my voice’s musical intuition as a creative guide when crafting a lead guitar solo in the studio.<p>This month I’d …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Essentials: Learn These Five Classic Delta Blues Turnarounds Now

The blues is a relatively young form of music, but the turnaround has been with us for quite some time. The concept of ending a chorus on the V chord …

Four Ways to Visualize the Fretboard

Having a visual sense of the fretboard can help you navigate its entire length as well instantly articulate melodies and phrases when inspiration …

Rip Up the Fretboard with Three-Note-Per-String Pentatonics

As guitar players' tastes and abilities evolve, and they begin to gravitate toward an appreciation for, and desire to learn, more technically …

Tech Tips: Rethinking Chord Progressions

Although there are many ways to trigger a song idea, sometimes a chord progression does the trick. But it’s not always easy to get out of “chord …

How to Write Strong Chord Progressions for Your Guitar Songs

01<p>of 05<p>Making Your Songs Stand Out<p>Have you ever stopped for a moment to imagine just how many songs, in total, have been written? Consider... many …

The Verse/Chorus/Bridge Song Form

Songwriters have many options when it comes to structuring their work. The verse/chorus/bridge song form is one of those, and it expands the musical …

Best Rock Riffs of All Time (1958-2003) Lesson - Part 10 of 10 ✅✅🎵

How to Buy an Amp: A Guide for the First-Time Buyer

When shopping for an amp, don’t take home the first one you plug into. Sure, that amp may feel really good to play, and you may love how it screams, …

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Recipe

"No two spaghetti aglio e olio recipes are alike, but this one is pretty true to the classic method. The key is slowly toasting the garlic slices to …

Guitar Essentials: Soloing Strategies for Rock and Blues

We’ve all been there: watching in awe as a lead guitarist’s fingers fly across the fretboard, wrenching out notes we didn’t even know existed. And …

Maximize the Melody: How to Make a Guitar Solo Sing

Last month, I discussed some of the differences between the studio and live stage environments. I cited the tune “What Hurts the Most,” which I …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

60-Second Songwriting: Song Structure Basics—the Bridge

152<p>SHARES<p><i>60-Second Songwriting aims to offer quick, concise, song-craft tips, basics and blasts for the time-crunched and attention-challenged</i> …

How to Dial in the Perfect Guitar Tone

45<p>SHARES<p>Some guitar players like to plug their guitar into an amp and set its tone controls to some tried-and-true settings that they rely on.<p>In the …

Pick Locks Like In The Movies: Using a Bobby Pin

Sure, many of us don’t hold our hair in place with bobby pins, but just in case we need to break into a secure location, like the broom closet we …

Hair

It's Been Four Years Since Stephen Colbert Created a Super PAC -- Where Did All That Money Go?

Before taking over as host of <i>The Late Show,</i> Stephen Colbert was interviewed by Salt and Light -- a Catholic media foundation -- in anticipation of the arrival of Pope Francis in the United States. The host asked Colbert what he would like to see the pope talk about during his visit to …

Here's How To Get A Passport Fast, And No It's Not From A Shady Company

A U.S. passport is one of the most powerful in the world. Not only does it allow us travel to more than 150 different countries, but it also comes in a super-sized edition (because what's more American than that?!).<p>But when you book a trip and realize (gasp!) that you'll need a passport or that …

Passports

How to Pick a Lock With Hairpins

How to Grow a Pothos Plant in Water<p>Mario Planter Box<p>Crate Lamp/Shelf! Made From Reused Material!!<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Very nice 'ible. And …