Who inspired you to learn how to play guitar?

December 20, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

John MayerNo matter what anyone says, every musician pulls influence and is inspired by at least another musician(s) in his or her lifetime. For me, my list of artists spans a few different genres, and I really don’t think some of my playing would be what it is today if not for them. Read more

Learn and Master Guitar

October 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

learn-and-master-guitar-instructionalPeople learn how to play the guitar in many different ways. Those of us who started as kids very often walked the traditional path of weekly book lessons, note reading, recitals, and all the rest. While that is an excellent way to learn, as people move through their lives it becomes a much more difficult way to go as their schedules and other commitments get in the way. Folks in this situation often turn to self-instruction as an alternative to formal study, but there are many print and video courses that promise great things to those trying to self-teach and not all of them deliver the goods they claim. Read more

Top Ten Must Know Rock Guitar Riffs

June 16, 2009 by · 24 Comments 

Slash-Sweet-Child-O-MineThe guitar riff is central to rock and roll as we know it. A great intro riff identifies and emboldens a song and kicks the band (and the crowd) into overdrive. Rock history is filled with riffs that have changed the world and it is all of our jobs to learn to play as many of these as we can. That’s how we learn what greatness really is and how we absorb the vocabulary needed to craft our own riffs and songs. Read more