Four Easy Guitar Solos for Beginners

If you’re a rhythm guitarist and want to pick up some soloing chops, here’s a video to help you start navigating the waters of lead guitar work. If you’re a…

Using Odd-Numbered Intervals to Create Interesting Licks

No matter what your skill level or preferred style of music, being aware of the intervallic relationships between notes is going to be useful in many different ways. No matter…

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. If you have no experience playing…

Tonal Recall: The Secrets Behind the Extraordinary Guitar Sounds—“Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts I–V),” “Red Barchetta”

Finding out what gear guitarists use isn’t a problem. Most players will gladly recite a list of their favorite guitars and equipment when asked, especially if they have signature model…

Can You Develop Perfect Pitch?

Throughout the hallways of any music college, a swirling maelstrom of unfounded egos and unwashed clothing blends into a silent storm of tension, with eyes darting to and fro, analyzing,…

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announce First North American Tour in Over 35 Years

Jeff Lynne’s ELO—just a few days before the release of their upcoming concert film and live album, Wembley or Bust—have announced a small North American tour. The shows will be…

Watch Lars Ulrich Talk ‘Master of Puppets’ with Metallica on Beats 1 Radio

Back in August, Metallica announced an extensive reissue of their 1986 album, Master of Puppets. To promote the reissue—which came out November 10—the full band appeared on drummer Lars Ulrich’s…

Iron Maiden Announce 2018 European Tour

Iron Maiden have announced an extensive 2018 European tour. The trek—dubbed the Legacy of the Beast tour—will begin in late May, and run through mid-August, taking the legends across the…

Master Sweeping by Learning the Rest Stroke

One thing I notice when working with students who want to improve their sweep picking is that, very often, they’re playing separate pick strokes instead of letting the pick brush through…

Mad Hatter Guitar Products Introduces Super Shredder Humbucker Pickups

Mad Hatter Guitar Products has announced the release of its new Super Shredder Humbucker Pickups.  The Super Shredder Humbucker Pickups—which Mad Hatter designed in collaboration with Fralin Pickups—were designed to…