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These Five Licks Will Help You Memorize All the Pentatonic Positions

4.4K<p>SHARES<p>Guitarists are creatures of habit, like everyone else. And that can be a problem when it comes to playing our instrument, particularly when …

Electric Guitar

Alternate Picking: The Ups and Downs of an Essential Technique

0<p>SHARES<p>Alternate picking is as important to a guitarist as alternating strides are to a sprinter. Imagine a sprinter leading with his right leg twice …

Electric Guitar

Two Pedals Every Bedroom Guitarist Should Have

4<p>SHARES<p>Awhile back, Phillip McKnight created a very informative video in which the looper plays a starring role.<p>Phillip’s video is all about making …

Three Fingerpicking Patterns Every Guitarist Should Know

4<p>SHARES<p>Fingerpicking is an essential guitar technique, but unless you’ve had some formal training on the instrument, you might not know where to …

Guitar

How to Master the Pentatonic Scale on the Entire Fretboard

9<p>SHARES<p>Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GW favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong?" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Essentials: 10 New Melodic Scale Sequences

3<p>SHARES<p>Learning scale patterns is a typical starting point for many aspiring soloists, and the first step usually involves mastering scales in a …

Electric Guitar

Is This the Mother of All Finger Exercises?

24<p>SHARES<p>Finger independence and hand synchronization are essential skills for guitarists to develop.<p>In this instruction video, Paul Davids throws …

Electric Guitar

Video Lesson: Harnessing the Power of Sus Chords

Bill EvansMay 21, 2018<p><b>From the July 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JANE MILLER</b><p>When you see the suffix <i>-sus</i> in a chord, as in Dsus4 or Dsus2, how …

15 Easy Guitar Tabs to Get You Started

<b>When I say</b> easy guitar tabs, I don't just mean songs that are easy to play. We have an easy guitar songs roundup that is mostly focused on tracks …

Five Alternate Picking Licks That Help You Play Fast

9<p>SHARES<p>If you have a need for guitar speed, here’s something that should do the trick.<p>Guitar instructor David Walliman presents five alternate …

A Guide to Pentatonic Slides

2<p>SHARES<p>In this lesson, I’ll be demonstrating one of the best ways to transition up and down the neck on the fly.<p>I frequently utilize this technique …

Typical Chord and Scale Combinations

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”]<p>Which scales work best with which chords?<p>With so many scales out there it can be confusing trying to figure out which ones …

Electric Guitar

The Most Common Chord Progressions

[lollum_dropcap]T[/lollum_dropcap]he number of chord progressions you can create is virtually endless. However, there are certain ones that keep …

The Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Method - Episode 1: Getting Started with Fingerpicking

The Key to Understanding the Minor Pentatonic Scale

87<p>SHARES<p>The minor pentatonic scale is quite possibly the most used and, suffice it to say, over-used scale on the guitar. The open strings themselves …

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 …

Weird Trick to Help You Memorize Pentatonic Patterns

38<p>SHARES<p>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 …

Three Blues Riffs Every Guitarist Should Know

767<p>SHARES<p>In this video, GuitarWorld.com buddy Darrell Braun presents his take on "Three Blues Riffs Every Guitarist Should Know."<p>"Need to bone up on …

Guitar

Guitar Effects

One of the coolest advantages to playing an electric guitar is the ability to incorporate different effects into your sound.<p>Some effects are subtle …

Music Production

11 Essential Altered Tunings Every Guitarist Should Know

If you’re searching for fresh sounds and new ideas, one of the best things you can do is to play in an altered tuning—as so many adventurous, …

The Guitarist's Guide to the CAGED System

<b>Moving On Up</b><br>Now you know the basic shapes and the location of the root for each shape. The next step is to convert each open-position shape to a …

From the Archive: Slash's "Paradise City" Lesson

Back in 2010, we sat down with then-former (and now, of course, current) Guns N' Roses guitarist, Slash, to discuss his self-titled solo debut. After …

Guitar

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Fretboard | LESSON

684<p>SHARES<p>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 …

The Basics and Beyond: An In-Depth Guitar Lesson by Steve Vai

1.1K<p>SHARES<p>People are turned onto the guitar in different ways. A lot of it might have to do with who you are hanging out with, or if you have a …

The Standard Minor-Drop Progression

808<p>SHARES<p>In this lesson and the next, I’m going to cover an old musical staple, a familiar-sounding four-chord progression that has an endearing, …

Two-Hand Tapping Workout, Part 1: Pentatonic Scales

813<p>SHARES<p>In this lesson, I'm going to show you a two-hand tapping workout based on the foundation of my previous lesson, “Pentatonic Workout: …

Three Pentatonic Exercises Every Guitarist Should Know

4K<p>SHARES<p>Pentatonics are the basis for most of every guitarist’s lead work, whether you play rock, blues or metal.<p>In this new lesson, Darrell Braun …

The Guitarist's Guide to the CAGED System

<b>Chops:</b> Beginner <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to convert all open-position chords to moveable shapes.<br>• Identify the location of the root …

Easy Beginner Blues Turnarounds

Check out this beginner lesson as Michael “Hawkeye” Herman from JamPlay.com teaches you how to play a simple blues turnaround on guitar. He shows you …

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