guitar gurus:
Lessons Learned From Steve Vai's 'World's Largest Online Guitar Lesson'
This article is basically a transcription of almost everything Steve Vai shared with the viewers of an online guitar session he did for Berklee 4 years ago.

POSTED: 06/08/2015 - 03:00 pm

How to Relax on Guitar
Most guitar players have excessive muscle tension when playing, and this is at the root of their playing problems. Discover yours!

POSTED: 01/21/2015 - 12:56 pm

Musical Burnout Part 2: How to Recover From Musical Burnout
Musical burnout can ruin your music career and your life. This article contains four methods for preventing and recovering from musical burnout. After you’re done reading this article, apply all the information. Then you will be on the path to preventing and recovering from musical burnout.

POSTED: 12/25/2014 - 10:27 am

Jimi Hendrix - Lead Guitar Concepts
I break down a few of the core ideas used by the late great Jimi Hendrix.

POSTED: 07/04/2014 - 08:06 am

How to Play Chords Like Jeff Buckley, Part 3
More Jeff Buckley chord ideas to inspire your own playing.

POSTED: 05/15/2014 - 02:49 pm

How to Play Chords Like Jeff Buckley, Part 2
Another look into Jeff Buckley's style of guitar playing, featuring slash chords and movable chord shapes.

POSTED: 04/16/2014 - 03:14 pm

How to Play Chords Like Jeff Buckley, Part 1: Sixth Chords
The first look into playing fancy chords like Jeff Buckley.

POSTED: 03/26/2014 - 03:12 pm

Playing Guitar While Singing. Part 1
Learn the 7 step process I learned then applied to begin guitar/vocal accompaniment with extremely difficult songs to play and sing.

POSTED: 02/13/2014 - 02:43 pm

A Few Licks in the Style of Dimebag Darrell
This should give you a good idea of how Dimebag Darrell takes stock licks and pimps them out as well as taking shit that shouldn't work and makes it sound like a breath of fresh air.

POSTED: 01/08/2014 - 01:48 pm

The Fall of Troy: 'Mouths Like Sidewinder Missiles' Guitar Lesson - Part 1
This video is part one of a series detailing how to play "Mouths Like Sidewinder Missiles," an epic progressive rock song by The Fall of Troy, off of their "Doppelgänger" album.

POSTED: 12/26/2013 - 09:02 am

How To Play Blues Guitar Like Stevie Ray Vaughan
In this article we will look at some of the techniques that make up the blues guitar playing of Stevie Ray Vaughan. We will also look into signature SRV licks along the way.

POSTED: 11/27/2012 - 12:48 pm

John Frusciante Guitar Method
This lesson takes a look at Froosh's approach to the guitar, both in technique and songwriting.

POSTED: 05/15/2012 - 07:06 am

Improving Musical Concentration
If you've ever had trouble remembering how many repeats you've performed on a part during a studio recording, or if you've experienced sloppy performances when playing multiple passes of a song section live... this video lesson is for you!

POSTED: 05/15/2012 - 06:45 am

Finding A Good Guitar Teacher
Some do's and dont's about finding a good guitar teacher for you.

POSTED: 05/14/2012 - 07:31 am

How To Play Guitar, Malmsteen Style
This lesson will give you an idea about how Malmsteen plays. It's much more theory based then lick based, but it will probably be most beneficial for someone with Little to No theory knowledge. It explains the Major Scale, The Minor Scale, and the Harmonic Minor Scale.

POSTED: 03/29/2011 - 08:47 am

Geddy Lee: Tone And Technique. Version 2
After reading comments and learning more about Geddy's sound and style, I decided to revisit this lesson and update and correct it with better tabs and more accurate and descriptive information. Enjoy!

POSTED: 01/04/2011 - 11:31 am

Edward Van Halen: Understanding The Man
Learn how Eddie did some of his tricks and learn how to incorparate them into your own playing styles, this lesson will go in depth with EvH style and offer ideas towards your own abilitys.

POSTED: 09/23/2010 - 10:39 am

Geddy Lee: Tone And Technique
This guide is simply to show you (to the best of my ability) how Geddy does what he does so that you can learn, study, and adapt part of his style to your own, if you so wish.

POSTED: 07/01/2010 - 10:23 am

Brian Aubert Of Silversun Pickups
This L.A. indie band has made quite an impression on the recent musical scene. With 2 albums behind their back and an extensive tour, people have started to realize the creativity fronted by the guitarist and singer, Brian Aubert. This lesson will break down his style in a few key concepts as to better yourself as a musician.

POSTED: 06/29/2010 - 10:36 am

Matt Bellamy Of Muse
Matt Bellamy of Muse has been hailed as the best guitarist of the 21st century. His combination of riff-rock, charming vocals, and use of electronica has moved music into a new era. His playing style is one of extreme uniqueness and is an interesting combination of classical trained piano influences and punk/rock guitar.

POSTED: 02/22/2010 - 08:52 am

In The Style Of John Mayer
An overview of Mayer's tone, chording, and lead techniques.

POSTED: 02/10/2010 - 08:49 am

Johnny Marr And The Smiths
A brief overview of the Manchester legend's techniques that made The Smiths so great.

POSTED: 10/19/2009 - 11:13 am

Hendrix Style
Hendrix is probably the most influenced guitarist in rock history, i will take the time to discuss his technique, sound and style.

POSTED: 08/12/2009 - 10:55 am

In The Style Of Thomas Erak
In this lesson you will learn the techniques used by Thomas Erak and ways to use these techniques in your own playing.

POSTED: 08/10/2009 - 12:10 pm

The Style Of Sir James Hetfield
In this lesson you will have learned the style of playing of James Hetfield and ways to develop these styles for your own rythmn playing.

POSTED: 08/06/2009 - 11:52 am

James Hetfield
Learn to play like Hetfield.

POSTED: 07/15/2009 - 11:55 am

Layne Staley Guitar Technique
Ok, when you hear Layne Staley, you don't think "guitarist," but, he did contribute two songs on "Dirt," which are the songs we'll focus on, he wrote "Hate to Feel" and the masterpiece "Angry Chair."

POSTED: 07/08/2009 - 11:42 am

Zakk Wylde Style
A summary of most aspects of Zakk Wylde's present style during his more metal period with Black Label Society, and how to sound more like him yourself.

POSTED: 06/30/2009 - 02:16 pm

Gypsy Jazz In The Style Of Django Reinhardt
A guide to play Gypsy Jazz in the style of one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Django Reinhardt.

POSTED: 06/15/2009 - 11:25 am

Kurt Cobain Guitar Method
Kurt Cobain was a brilliant mind and this is a guide to some of the things he did.

POSTED: 04/10/2009 - 01:33 pm

Tapping With String Changes
Basically I couldn't think of a good title. In this lesson I hope to explain the basics of tapping but adding an interesting attribute to it, that is changing strings. This opens a new door to tapping.

POSTED: 04/01/2009 - 02:51 pm

Learn To Play Like Toni Iommi
Tips and techniques use to play like the Godfather of metal, Toni Iommi of Black Sabbath.

POSTED: 03/23/2009 - 01:41 pm

Sting Bass Guitar Techniques
The methods of English bass god Sting. Learn how he writes and plays and even a little about arpeggios and triads. How Sting creates those simple but effective bass lines.

POSTED: 10/07/2008 - 02:19 pm

5 Licks to Make You Go Wylde
This is a Zakk Wylde mini style file. It focuses mostly on alternate picking and Zakk's scale choices. Enjoy!

POSTED: 10/06/2008 - 02:06 pm

Dave Grohl Guitar Methods
Dave's inventive style has defined the Foo Fighters. But how exactly does he do it?...

POSTED: 10/06/2008 - 01:51 pm

The Hendrix Sound
Mr Hendrix a small guide to the theory and the practice of the Hendrix "Sound".

POSTED: 09/25/2008 - 11:25 am

James Hetfield And Kirk Hammett
There hasn't been a rhythm/lead guitarist combination since the likes of Malcolm and Angus Young. Since Dave Mustaine was kicked out of Metallica, Lars Ulrich called and asked if Kirk Hammett wanted to audition for the Bay Area headbangers.

POSTED: 09/18/2008 - 12:53 pm

Kirk Hammett
Here are some of Kirk's signature techniques he uses for his solos.

POSTED: 09/16/2008 - 12:40 pm

The Angels Guitar Lesson With Rick Brewster
Ultimate-Guitar's Joe Matera was given exclusive access to a special lesson with long time Angels lead guitarist Rick Brewster.

POSTED: 08/12/2008 - 01:53 pm

Yngwie Malmsteen Guitar Methods
A helpful guide through Yngwie Malmsteen style. I includes loads of cool stuff.

POSTED: 10/03/2007 - 10:47 am

Angus Young Guitar Methods
Learn about Angus Young's soloing techniques, from breaking down many of his famous solos.

POSTED: 05/16/2007 - 06:49 pm

Malcolm And Angus Young Guitar Methods
Through this lesson I'm going to teach you a bit about the guitar style of both Angus and Malcolm Young. AC/DC has been one of rock and roll greatest and longesst-lasting bands.

POSTED: 05/16/2007 - 06:31 pm

Joe Satriani Guitar Methods. Part 1
An analysis of arguably the most talented guitarist on the planet hopefully there will be more than one chapter depending on feedback.

POSTED: 10/03/2006 - 11:47 am

Slash Guitar Methods
A break-down of the style and techniques of the best guitarist of the '80s, '90s and '00s -- Slash.

POSTED: 09/05/2006 - 11:49 am

Jimmy Page Guitar Methods
Learn the guitar playing and pure guts of rock's baddest guitar slinger which has left many aspiring rockers without the will to keep playing!

POSTED: 06/13/2006 - 12:27 pm

Rick Parfitt Guitar Methods
Wanna play like Parfitt? Heres all you need to know...

POSTED: 06/13/2006 - 11:33 am

Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar Methods
Stevie Ray Vaughan was a God. He incorperated many different techniques into his playing that gave his music the edge that we love. This will show you some of the techniques that he used.

POSTED: 05/29/2006 - 11:43 am

David Gilmour Guitar Methods
Pink Floyd is a British progressive rock band famous for its songwriting, harmonic classical rock compositions, bombastic style, striking album art and elaborate live shows. In This Lesson I Will Show you easy Gilmour Licks and tricks to get close to his style and sound.

POSTED: 07/01/2005 - 09:33 am

Dimebag Darrel Guitar Methods
Dime is so great and you can learn some tricks he used in writing and soloing. How to solo and write like Dime?

POSTED: 03/09/2005 - 01:34 pm

Eddie Van Halen Guitar Methods
I'm gonna try to teach you a little about Eddie Van Halen. How he played, and what he played.

POSTED: 07/15/2004 - 12:53 pm