Tag: Tips

Ariel Posen’s Five Tips For Slide Tone & Feel

One of the world’s hottest electric slide guitar players shares his top five tips for getting better tone and feel for electrified slide guitar.

The Ultimate Guide To Vintage Les Paul Tone

We find out precisely what makes golden-era Les Pauls tick and explain how you too can taste the tone fantastic without breaking the bank.
Matthew Garrison Stu Hamm Billy Sheehan Jason Newsted Stanley Clarke

Five bass legends on laying down the low-end

Billy Sheehan, Jason Newsted and Stanley Clarke, among others, share their thoughts on playing in the pocket.
Five guitarists spill the secret behind their tone

Five guitarists talk tone inspiration

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

How to practice like a pro

Andy Summers, George Lynch, Tommy Emmanuel and other guitarists share their practice routines.
Playing guitar fast

Why playing fast shouldn’t matter

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

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.
Finding your personal voice on guitar

Seven guitar legends on finding your voice

BB King, Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Beck and other musical icons dish the secrets of developing your personal playing style.
Songwriting melody

Songwriting 101: Start with the melody

Beginning a songwriting session by crafting a melody is more efficient than not, say these four guitarists.
Songwriting improvisation jamming

Songwriting 101: How the pros compose by improvising

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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