Robert Montoya

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The Altered Scale For Jazz Guitar

When learning how to solo in jazz, one of the scales that comes up in our studies time and again is the altered scale, which is the 7th mode of the …

Electric Guitar

These Are the 5 Sex Positions That Burn the Most Calories

Skip the gym and hit the bedroom.<p>Lazy sex has it joys. But sometimes what you really crave is athletic sex—the kind that makes you sweat, gets your …

Where to Place Effect Pedals in Your Signal Chain

Utilize these basic rules and suggestions for placing different effects in the ideal order in your rig’s signal chain—and how to achieve the best …

Investigating Ways to Use Chord-Based Ideas in Solo Improvisations

This month I’d like to discuss my approach to chord playing—how I look at the structure of chords and create solo lines and licks that incorporate …

Expand Your Soloing Vocabulary with the Half-Whole Symmetrical Diminished Scale

Last month, I discussed ways for guitar players to expand their improvising vocabulary. I’m a big proponent of transcribing other musicians’ solos, …

Hear Stevie Ray Vaughan's Isolated Guitar from "Rude Mood"

Here's a treat. It's the late Stevie Ray Vaughan's isolated guitar track from "Rude Mood." This is pretty unusual, since YouTube is considerably …

Applying Sweep Arpeggios Musically Over Chord Changes

Being able to sweep pick arpeggios cleanly and fluently requires a great deal of practice, but the technique is just that—an approach to articulation …

Weird Trick to Help You Memorize Pentatonic Patterns

Some of you might recognize Steve Stine, the guitarist in the July 2016 video below, from his many lessons (which include tab and video) on …

Finger Twisters: Re-Thinking Solos Over the I IV V Progression

Hey there, faithful readers! In this second installment of Finger Twisters (Click here for Part 1), I'd like to examine, or shall I say re-examine, …

Three Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Soloing Lines

One of the most common roadblocks many jazz guitarists face is that after learning your essential chord shapes, how do you take those inversions and …

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Fretboard | LESSON

Ever feel a little out of touch or just plain lost on certain parts of the guitar fingerboard? You’re certainly not alone. Consider this: A …

Electric Guitar

10 Easy Licks Every Guitarist Should Know

4.7K<p>SHARES<p>Having some trouble getting your soloing off the ground? This video may be able to help you out.<p>In this lesson from Darrel Braun—the man …

Guitar Essentials: How to Mix Chords with Blues Licks

Mixing small chords into your blues licks is a great way to give your soloing a more polished sound. If you've never done this before, it might be …

How to Slide Your Way to Fretboard Fluidity

460<p>SHARES<p>In this lesson, I'll lay out a few tools I use in crafting guitar melodies and solos to make the instrument feel more fluid.<p>The first …

Tone Tips: A Working Guitarist’s Arsenal

<b>Peter Thorn’s tools include a 1963 Gibson ES-335, a 2011 Suhr Classic S, and a 1964 Fender Stratocaster.</b><p>Like most of you, I’m absolutely intrigued by …

Using Sweep Picking and Tapping to Outline a Chord Progression

403<p>SHARES<p>Last month I demonstrated how to expand the range of a sweep-picked arpeggio by adding a fretboard tap above the highest note.<p>This month, …

Improve your blues with these 6 pentatonic lead guitar ideas

<b>Make blues soloing easier with the minor and major pentatonic scales. Just add extra notes to the scales you already know!</b><p>The minor and major …

The 17 best blues guitarists in the world right now

17. Eric Gales<p>2017 highlight: A seemingly perennially underrated player, Eric Gales finally got his dues this year with the release of Middle Of The …

How to Connect Chords for More Musical Rhythm Playing

If your rhythm work consists only of chords, you’re missing out on a lot of color and character that you could be including.<p>While there are times …

Pedalboards: How to Build the Perfect System from Start to Finish

Back in the mid Sixties, guitarists had a choice of maybe three or four pedals, and the players who were far out enough to use them all at once …

Randy Rhoads' Burning Pentatonics Lesson | GP Vault

Enjoy this lesson from the June 2003 issue of <i>Guitar Player</i> magazine, where you can get some insight into Randy Rhoads' style, technique and creative …

Guitar

How to Blow Minds on Guitar—with Just One Finger

“Sometimes you just wanna show off.”<p>So says guitarist Jim Lill, who posted this video on YouTube just the other day. In it, he shows you a near …

How to Add Some Mixolydian Flavor to Pentatonics

990<p>SHARES<p>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 …

15 easy blues guitar chords every guitarist needs to know

A7 (open)<p>To avoid sounding the idle sixth string when you play this chord, bring your thumb around the back of the neck so that the tip of it just …

The Five Pillars of Guitar Practice Habits

If you’re like most nonprofessional guitarists, you don’t have nearly enough time in your day to practice as much as you’d like. You probably have …

Lydian Mode Guitar Secrets I Wish I Knew Years Ago [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: In this lesson I discuss all the Lydian Mode Guitar secrets I wish I knew Years Ago.

Guitar

Hear Keith Richards' Isolated Guitar from "Gimme Shelter"

Keith Richards is known for his blues-based, Chuck Berry-inspired playing style—which is why his playing on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" is …

Video Lesson: Sharpen Your Rhythms With These Displacement Exercises

Bill EvansNovember 14, 2017<p><b>From the January 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM LEVY</b><p>When it comes to playing rhythm guitar, it’s easy to fall …

Electric Guitar

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."<p>The …

Guitar

How to Play Jazz Guitar with Just Six Chords

If you have no experience playing jazz but want to pick up some chords and techniques, this video is the perfect place to start.<p>In it, guitar …

Electric Guitar