Kiko Loureiro on Cross-Picked and Hybrid-Picked Arpeggios
Apr 17 2013 1:47PM
BRAZILIAN GUITAR STAR KIKO Loureiro was first profiled in GP back in the 11/07 issue, where we described him as a player with uncommon facility not just in rock and shred, which he was known for at the time, but also jazz,
Quick Licks December 2011
Feb 14 2012 12:00AM
Happy, Scrappy, and Snappy This is one of my all-time favorite licks.
Technique Toolbox “Melodic Tapping”
May 1 2011 1:00AM
Many techniques that are often used for flashy soloing, like sweeping or tapping, are generally lumped in the “shredding” category.
10 Things You Gotta Do to Play Like Tony Iommi
Oct 1 2010 1:00AM
WHEN EDWARD VAN HALEN CALLED Tony Iommi the master of riffs, he wasn’t just whistling “Dixie.”
Robot Invasion Further Experiments with Diminished Transformers
Jul 1 2010 1:00AM
IN LAST MONTH’S LESSON “Diminished Transformers,” June 2010 GP, we explored the concept of unfolding a diminished 7 chord into four dominant 7s, an idea we can attribute to Pat Martino.
Eric Peterson of Testament The Forgotten Hand of Metal
Mar 1 2010 1:00AM
MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT learning scales, sweeping arpeggios, and shredding speed runs. These are important, but while working on a new Rock House program with Eric Peterson of Testament, I realized that there is an
Shredding Up on the Dark Side with Jeff Loomis of Nevermore
Dec 1 2009 9:20AM
JEFF LOOMIS IS THE GUITARIST FOR THE band Nevermore. He recently released a highly acclaimed instrumental CD Zero Order Phase that has put him in the elite shredder club. Jeff’s songwriting has a very dark side to it and he
Mastering 7-String Minor 7th Arpeggios with Buz McGrath of Unearth
Nov 1 2009 11:05PM
AS METAL HAS EVOLVED, THERE HAS BEEN a trend toward lowered tunings. In an effort to make their music sound deeper and darker, many guitarists have turned to alternate and dropped tunings, as well as 7-string guitars. Buz
Shred Secrets from Kiko Loureiro
Aug 1 2009 6:30AM
IF YOU DON’T ALREADY RECOGNIZE the name Kiko Loureiro, you will soon. I’ve never heard, seen, or had the pleasure of working with any guitarist with as much technique, creativity, and versatility. To have the ability to play
10 Things You Gotta Do To Play Like Eddie Van Halen
Feb 1 2009 7:40AM
MANY GUITARISTS WHO WERE ACTIVE IN the late ’70s remember exactly where they were standing when they first heard Van Halen. Like film footage of an erupting volcano, the band’s eponymous 1978 debut captured in real time a
10 Things You Gotta Do to Play Like Metallica
Mar 3 2008 12:05AM
It’s been a blast watching Metallica grow. Now well past their quarter-century mark, the band has been together longer than the Beatles, Cream, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Led Zeppelin combined. Musically speaking, America’s
Under Investigation: Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum'
Rhythm Workshop: Sliding Fourths
Style Study: Buddy Guy and Guitar Slim
Rhythm Workshop: 40 Ways to Play an Am Chord
You're Playing It Wrong: "Green Oniions"
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