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TOMMY EMMANUEL

This month Stuart Ryan gets to grips with just one of the styles of an Australian firebrand who’s become a superstar of the acoustic guitar.

1 min read
Guitar Techniques
November 2022

IMPROVE YOUR BENDS

Simon Barnard explores one of the guitar’s most emotive techniques. It sounds great when you get it right, but dire if you get it wrong!

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
November 2022

JAZZ ARPEGGIO SOLOING PT1

In the first of a new series, Fundamental Changes author Tim Pettingale looks at how great jazz players use arpeggios as the basis for their solos.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
November 2022

GUTHRIE GOVAN

In our great erotic cake off, our star baker is the aristocratic Guthrie Govan. Here you’ll discover five finger licking licks from the UK master.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
November 2022

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

This month Martin Cooper checks out the funky, rocking sound of Red Hot Chili Peppers, and their Hendrix influenced guitarist, John Frusciante.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
November 2022

ERIC JOHNSON

Crank up the delay and join David Gerrish as he takes a look at the bluesier side of Texan virtuoso and Grammy award winner, Eric Johnson.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
November 2022

BÉLA BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances 1-3

Declan Zapala explores the folk music of Eastern Europe with Bartok’s delightful Romanian Folk Dances, full of colourful chords and delicious dissonances.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
November 2022

THE CROSSROADS Tomo Fujita

For this month’s Crossroads, John Wheatcroft explores the fantastic Tomo Fujita and shows you how you can integrate some of Tomo’s ‘Guitar Wisdom’ into your own playing.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
November 2022

CHARLIE GRIFFITHS Five Lead Licks

With a new solo album out, Haken guitarist and GT tutor Charlie Griffiths presents five examples to challenge your picking and fretting hands plus test your theory skills.

1 min read
Guitar Techniques
November 2022

TIM LERCH Video Masterclass

We set sail for classy harmonic territory with Tim Lerch, whose solo performance features a glorious clean tone courtesy of his 1951 Gibson ES-350, fitting perfectly with Jason Sidwell’s pop-jazz groover, Soul And Roll. Jon Bishop is your guide.

6 mins read
Guitar Techniques
November 2022

THE GREAT BRITISH BLUES INVASION

Jon Bishop checks out styles of five British blues guitar icons. From the arena filling Jimmy Page through to the aficionados’ favourite Peter Green, there’s something here for everyone.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
November 2022

ECONOMY PICKING FINALE

In this month’s article, Chris Brooks from Fundamental Changes combines ideas from previous lessons to create two fantastic solos.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2022

MARK KNOPFLER

Stuart Ryan looks at the acoustic playing of Dire Straits’ celebrated frontman, and one of the most successful solo artists of all time.

1 min read
Guitar Techniques
October 2022

ALTERED 5THS

This month Andy G Jones adds altered 5ths over a resolving Dominant 7th chord, adding a touch of sophistication to our palette of sounds.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2022

ANDY TIMMONS Video Masterclass

We welcome back US rock virtuoso Andy Timmons to our monthly video slot. We invited Andy to share key aspects of his style by soloing over Big Man Walking, specially written for him by Jason Sidwell.

7 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2022

PLAY LIKE… 8 ACOUSTIC LEGENDS!

Discover a world beyond the simple strum! Using the styles of eight acoustic legends, Stuart Ryan explores what an acoustic guitar is really capable of, and shows you just how much it can offer.

9 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2022

JOEY LANDRETH

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: the stunning guitarist from The Bros Landreth.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2022

MITCH DALTON

The studio guitarist’s guide to happiness and personal fulfilment, as related by our resident session ace.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2022

JUSTIN SANDERCOE

The founder of justinguitar.com lends GT his insight as one of the world’s most successful guitar teachers.

4 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2022

DOM MARTIN

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 Northern Irish blues sensation, Dom Martin.

6 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2022

THE CROSSROADS Di Meola, De Lucía and McLaughlin!

For this month’s Crossroads, John Wheatcroft celebrates the recent unearthing of a precious lost recording from the ‘super guitar trio’ of Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin.

8 mins read
Guitar Techniques
October 2022

ERIC JOHNSON

Stuart Ryan unveils the acoustic style of the legendary Texan guitarist Eric Johnson, but in his lesser-known role as a fine fingerpicker.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2022

IMPROVE YOUR STRUMMING!

RGT’s Simon Barnard kicks off a brand new series designed to improve a variety of guitar techniques. This issue; strumming.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2022

KRIS BARRAS Four Lead Licks

In this special one-off video feature Andy Saphir transcribes four licks from Devon’s explosive blues-rock powerhouse and live performer extraordinaire, Kris Barras.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2022

TRADITIONAL CATALAN Farewell Lad

While Declan takes a short break Bridget Mermikides returns to arrange, transcribe and perform this delightful Catalan folk song for solo classical guitar.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2022

JOE BONAMASSA

This month David Gerrish takes over from Phil Short while he's away, and delves deep into the style of modern blues titan, Joe Bonamassa.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2022

SLASH

Martin Cooper checks out the melodic lead style of rock legend Slash, as heard in his post Guns N’ Roses project Slash’s Snakepit.

2 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2022

THE CROSSROADS Eric Gales Pentatonic Sequences

For this month’s Crossroads, John Wheatcroft explores the style of Eric Gales and discovers how melodic sequencing can enhance your phrasing and expand your soloing vocabulary.

4 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2022

NICK JOHNSTON Video Masterclass

In this exclusive feature, we welcome back Canadian virtuoso Nick Johnston. Nick treats us to a plethora of flowing rock phrases, all of which are played over Jason Sidwell’s specially written track, A Joy Fulfilled. Jon Bishop is your guide.

10 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2022

PLAY LIKE… GEORGE HARRISON

John Wheatcroft discovers that, when it comes to guitar, the so-called quiet Beatle had plenty to say, as he explores George’s varied styles with four full-length pieces for you to learn and enjoy.

3 mins read
Guitar Techniques
September 2022

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