Playing What You DON’T Know

Advancing as a guitar player is never seen as a slow and steady climb. It is more like a series of steps with pretty long spaces in between. While it might seem like you don’t get better for weeks or months at a time, one breakthrough can lead to months of inspiration.

The Art of the Hammer

Like most kids growing up in the 80s, I was both obsessed with (and inspired to pick up the guitar by) Van Halen. I liked some Zeppelin songs and the like, but I never wanted to play until I heard VH. Suddenly I HAD to. A large part of it was the fact that the…

The Ultra Mega Sweep Lick Of Doom

Okay, today I’m going to give you a little freebie: my Ultra Mega Lick Of Doom. This started out as a melody I was working on for a song I never got around to finishing. Frankly, as a melody it kinda sounded a bit boring. But I soon realised that a) whenever I practiced it,…

Bassists…. Lets use more Harmonics!!

Everybody loves the low-end power of the bass, whether it’s in a club, at a metal concert or watching any live music. Its that punch, that thud that you feel in your gut when you’re at the front of the stage. But what about bass harmonics? Do we hear enough of these? No! So let’s have…

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