Five guitarists on fame and their road to it
March 29, 2018
The journey to becoming a famous musician is long and winding, but reaching that point also has its perks and pitfalls, say these five guitarists.
Five bass legends on laying down the low-end
March 27, 2018
Billy Sheehan, Jason Newsted and Stanley Clarke, among others, share their thoughts on playing in the pocket.
Five guitarists talk tone inspiration
March 21, 2018
Finding a guitar tone that’s unique to you can be a never-ending quest—so we picked the brains of five seasoned players for a few tips.
How to practice like a pro
March 19, 2018
Andy Summers, George Lynch, Tommy Emmanuel and other guitarists share their practice routines.
Why playing fast shouldn’t matter
March 14, 2018
Speed thrills, but you shouldn’t obsess over clocking a hundred miles per hour with your fingers.
How music theory can make you a better guitarist
March 9, 2018
Modes, scales, arpeggios, triads—they can be a lot to take in. But stick it out and you’ll find music theory will make learning the guitar far easier.
Why you should steal from other guitarists
March 6, 2018
Not their gear, of course, but their licks. Copying the style of famous axe-slingers can be good practice—these guitarists explain how.
Seven guitar legends on finding your voice
February 20, 2018
BB King, Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Beck and other musical icons dish the secrets of developing your personal playing style.
Songwriting 101: Start with the melody
February 16, 2018
Beginning a songwriting session by crafting a melody is more efficient than not, say these four guitarists.
Songwriting 101: How the pros compose by improvising
February 13, 2018
Here’s why Yngwie Malmsteen, George Lynch and other guitar heroes believe jamming is the best way to write a song.
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