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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Justin Sandercoe of justinguitar.com lends GT his insight as one of the world’s most successful guitar teachers. This month: Song Work.

4 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2021

INSTRUMENTAL INQUISITION!

Guitar instrumentals have supplied some of music’s most evocative moments. Jason Sidwell asks top guitarists for their take on this iconic movement. This month: Snarky Puppy’s guitarist, plus producer and composer, Mark Lettieri.

6 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2021

SIXTY SECONDS WITH...

A minute’s all it takes to discover what makes a great guitarist tick. Before he jumped into his limo for the Airport, we grabbed a quick chatwith Welsh blues slide guitarist and bandleader, Troy Redfern.

9 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2021

SESSION SHENANIGANS

The studio guitarist’s guide to happiness and personal fulfilment, as related by session ace Mitch Dalton. This month: Hi-Tek with Low-Tech (1981-2021).

4 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2021

THE CROSSROADS Chord Voicings

This month at the Crossroads, John Wheatcroft finds the chordal connections from modern bluesman Kirk Fletcher, to jazz legends Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery, via the great Robben Ford.

4 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2021

MIXED INTERVALS

This month Shaun Baxter concludes his recent series on using a variety of interval types within a Mixolydian blues-rock context.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2021

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Justin Sandercoe of justinguitar.com lends GT his insight as one of the world’s most successful guitar teachers. This month: The Diatonic Explorer

4 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2021

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB

This month Simon Barnard takes you across the Irish Sea to explore the style and sounds of Sam Halliday from Two Door Cinema Club.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2021

THE CROSSROADS The Art of Slurring

In this month’s Crossroads, John Wheatcroft shows how adding slurs can help you achieve the expressive articulation of players ranging from blues icon Stevie Ray Vaughan, to jazz genius George Benson.

4 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2021

THEM CHANGES

Andy Jones of the London College of Creative Media begins a new series looking at intervals and chord tones and how to use them musically.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2021

STYX

This month Martin Cooper checks out one of the greatest AOR bands of the 70s and 80s, Chicago’s legends of the power ballad, Styx.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2021

SHRED! Joe Satriani

This month in the ‘shred shed’ Charlie Griffiths surfs over to the crystal planet to study Professor Satchafunkilus’ time machine. Get ready to fly!

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2021

SESSION SHENANIGANS

The studio guitarist’s guide to happiness and personal fulfillment, as related by session ace Mitch Dalton. This month: ‘If Muzak Be The Mood Of Love...’

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2021

INSTRUMENTAL INQUISITION !

Guitar instrumentals have supplied some of music’s most evocative moments. Jason Sidwell asks some top guitarists for their take on this iconic movement. This month: guitarist and film composer, Lyle Workman.

5 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2021

MARTY FRIEDMAN Video Masterclass

We welcome the rock virtuoso back to share the secrets of his leadership style by taking a solo over Majestical, a new track by Jason Sidwell. Marty plays a superbly melodic solo and then discusses key aspects of it. Jon Bishop is your guide.

7 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2021

DIONISIO AGUADO Prelude In E Minor

Our classical expert Bridget Mermikides presents this lovely prelude by one of the fathers of the classical guitar, the Spanish guitarist and composer, Dionisio Aguado.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2021

BUILD YOUR SOLOS... ...to a Climax!

Richard Barrett looks at how repetition can serve you in creating dramatic, memorable and climactic solos, with exercises and example solos in the style of of some classic blues-rockers who use this approach.

4 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2021

SESSION SHENANIGANS

The studio guitarist’s guide to happiness and personal fulfilment, as related by session ace Mitch Dalton. This month: Metal To The Pedal

4 mins read
Guitar Techniques
August 2021

URIAH HEEP

This month Martin Cooper checks out the sound of London rock legends Uriah Heap, and their longstanding guitarist, Mick Box.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
August 2021

No amps allowed! - 10 UNPLUGGED GREATS

Jon Bishop serves up 10 acoustic studies to make your acoustic playing sound richer and more stylistically informed. With such a broad base of techniques and ideas, there’ll be something in here for everyone.

4 mins read
Guitar Techniques
August 2021

THE CROSSROADS PT9 Altered Lines

This month down at The Crossroads John Wheatcroft shows how Robben Ford and others, add Altered tension and release to their solos, so that you too can sound sophisticated, modern and hip.

5 mins read
Guitar Techniques
August 2021

SHRED!

This month Charlie Griffiths enters the ultra zone, where he aims to decode some of Steve Vai’s alien guitar secrets.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
August 2021

LIFE WITH THE MAESTRO

In a tribute to Ennio Morricone who passed away last year Jason Sidwell talks to recent GT guest artist, Rocco Zifarelli, who played guitar with the legendary film composer for the last 23 years of his life.

10+ mins read
Guitar Techniques
August 2021

OTIS RUSH

Phil Short looks at perhaps the most criminally undersung of all modern electric blues guitarists, Mississippi’s ‘other’ upside-down leftie legend.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
August 2021

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Justin Sandercoe of justinguitar.com lends GT his insight as one of the world’s most successful guitar teachers. This month: The Importance of Mechanics

4 mins read
Guitar Techniques
August 2021

INSTRUMENTAL INQUISITION !

Guitar instrumentals have supplied some of music’s most evocative moments so Jason Sidwell asks top guitarists for their take on this iconic movement. This month: Stax and Blues Brothers legend, Steve Cropper.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
August 2021

ALEX SILL Video Masterclass Pt6

In his final masterclass Alex demonstrates his chord and lead style over Jason Sidwell’s fusion groover, Buoyancy. The solo has some sophisticated semiquaver syncopation and offers a great chord voicing lesson. Jon Bishop is your guide.

6 mins read
Guitar Techniques
August 2021

SOUNDGARDEN

This month Martin Cooper investigates the era-defining sound of early grunge innovators Kim Thayil and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
July 2021

SIXTY SECONDS WITH...

A minute’s all it takes to discover what makes a great guitarist tick. Before he jumped into his limo for the airport, we grabbed a quick chat with Tom Shemer of Montreal guitar rockers, The Damn Truth.

6 mins read
Guitar Techniques
July 2021

COMPOUND INTERVALS

As he continues his series focusing on intervals ventures ‘beyond the octave’ to exploit even more adventurous sounds.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
July 2021

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