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Title Genre Difficulty

The Two-String Thing

Lesson Intermediate

Bach Rock: Classical Licks for Electric Guitar

Metal / Shred Intermediate

Clearly, transferring the non-guitaristic sounds of Bach to the instrument can help make you a better player—but where to start?


Classic Rock Intermediate

Rock ‘n’ roll guitar was invented in the Fifties and came of age with the revolutionary rock music of the Sixties. Things exploded in the Era of Excess when rock was redefined and taken to even greater heights by a new adventurous breed of guitar pioneers.


Blues Intermediate

It has come to my attention in recent days that America's (and possibly Denmark's) favorite animated cat and Chihuahua team are coming back to television. In honor of this startling and unforeseen act, I present the secret harmony to their theme song.

ALTERNATE TUNINGS: Open G Tuning, Part One

Blues Beginner

Like Open D, Open G tuning is a popular resource among blues guitarists. When we think of the earliest blues masters we look back on the contributions of acoustic greats like Charlie Patton, Son House, Willie Moore, Bukka White and the immortal Robert Johnson—all players who applied alternate tunings to their repertories.

Arpeggios of the Diminished/Whole Tone Scale


In this episode we’ll turn the corner in our musical journey and take a quick related detour to arpeggio land.

Arpeggios on the Edge

Lesson Intermediate

Intervallic oddities and arpeggios collide and merge into a new ingredient in this zone.

Arpeggios Part 1

Blues Intermediate

In this episode of Essential Guitar we'll be dealing with arpeggiated chord sounds - specifically triads (three-note chords) - rendered melodically in various forms.

Break Out of The Box!

Blues Intermediate

Pentatonic Quintet, Part Three

Break Out of The Box!

Lesson Intermediate

Pentatonic Quintet, Part Four

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