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Thanks to Joshua Smotherman at IndieMusicDiscovery.com for this feature interview.
I started playing guitar in 1982, and for a teenager learning rock guitar there was no one who loomed larger. The story goes that Edward started out on drums but switched to guitar when his brother Alex could play “Wipeout” better than he could. By the time I was learning, “Eruption“, the stunning guitar solo […]
Joe Walsh’s riffing on the James Gang’s “Funk 49” is epic and definitive for classic rock. The intro is a great workout for string bending, while the main riff is a great example of the use of triads in a power rock setting. The opening lick is played strictly in the 5th position, and features […]
The Perpetual Beginner’s Guide To Practicing is a free e-book about the process of practicing: how to structure your time, choose what to work on, and maximize both your enjoyment and your progress. If you joined the NGG email list recently, you’ve already received this as a thank you. But if you haven’t, you can […]
If there’s a single lesson that might have the most impact on your guitar playing, it’s that you should never stop looking for new options. When we first start playing, nearly everyone learns the basic open chords. This is foundation stuff, and important to any style of music. But a significant percentage of people stop […]