The One Scale Every Guitarist MUST Know! Has he gone mad? Are you kidding me - one scale?! Don't I need my modes, major and minor pentatonic scales, not to mention harmonic and
Blues Etudes - Position 1 In this first installment of the "One Position Blues Etudes" we start off with the most typical blues "box position". I add in some ideas about tackling the IV
Blues Etudes - Position 2: "G Shape" In this second installment we look at some typical idiomatic phrases that help you build lines, as well as spicing up your melodic ideas with outsdie
Properly Prepared For The Stage I've been playing live a lot more in the last couple years, and at the outset, it seemed I was ALWAYS missing something. Where's that tuner? Oh man, no stands
The “Working Man’s Strat” Shootout: Vintage V6, Schecter California, Fender Tex Mex, G&L Tribute Legacy
I’ll admit it; I am a Strat addict. After foolishly selling a great MIM Blackie some years ago, I’ve been on an endless search.
5 Watt Tube Combo Shootout: Vox AC4, VHT Special 6, Laney Cub, Tubemeister 5, Valve Junior, Career by Felleretta
We tested six 5 Watt all tube combo amps. They each have their unique sound, and are great for small gigs, rehearsals, and studio work. These models won't break the bank, you may find that
Guitar Journal April 2016: This time around I’m talking about the rhythm side of the picture. You’ll learn a few of the less-typical voicings used in blues comping. Many of
Gear: The guitar is the Epiphone Reissue ES-175 strung with flatwound 13’s. Played through a Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue, recorded into Pro Tools and with a touch of Lexicon reverb and compression from PSP
Another look at the "thumping thumb" blues in Delta style, this time with ideas about playing 6th intervals over the droning bass notes, using half-step moves, and some thoughts on turnarounds.