Artist Lessons

October 21, 2014

I know what you’re thinking: “I can already play that perfectly well, thank you very much!” And, of course, you can.

October 21, 2014

Question: What do acting troupes and musical groups have in common? Answer: The ensemble experience.

October 9, 2014

George Harrison’s still-confounding intro to the Beatles’ “Drive My Car” (from Rubber Soul) leads the listener to believe that he’s starting...

October 8, 2014

When it comes to copping elements of a player’s style, nothing beats examining what he or she plays over the course of an entire song, which...

August 20, 2014

By no stretch of the imagination have I ever been a classical guitarist—the first time I heard a Bach bourrée was when Jethro Tull’s This Wa...

August 19, 2014

Trace Bundy’s highly entertaining use of gadgets and gizmos.

August 13, 2014

Get 25 tips on how you can immediately play and sound better from 25 guitar stars.

July 29, 2014

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeff Buckley’s landmark album Grace.

July 16, 2014

“The thing I get asked about most often is the frantic right-hand stuff I do.”

June 27, 2014

I’ve always considered Rick Derringer one of rock’s MVPs, and here’s why: Coming off a hugely successful run as teen idols, Rick Derringer ...


Reader Poll

Best Double Studio Album for Guitar?

See results without voting »