Guitar Lessons

Will All The Jazz Players Please Stand Up?

by Charlie Doom, Monastic Scribe of the Mojo Of all the musical styles, jazz is completely American – we invented it. Yet unlike blues and rock, jazz is rare...

Fire And Flow

From secret uses of the pentatonic scale to bluegrass, bebop blues, free jazz, and chord melody, Jimmy Herring — with a heaping helping of Southern hospitality ...

Ritchie Blackmore: Playing With Electricity

Proto-metalist Ritchie Blackmore, who bridged the gap between blues-drenched rockers of the '60s and the lightning-fingered shredders of today. His band, Deep P...

Duke Robillard: Beyond I-IV-V

A master of many blues styles, Duke Robillard garners particular acclaim for his jump and swing playing. When he recently performed at a San Francisco music fes...

Advice For Blues Guitarists

by Charlie Doom Nobody ever changed the world by sticking to the status quo. And when it comes to the blues you need to understand that you’ll never write a ...

“Mississippi Blues” – Tim Sparks

Tim Sparks has been redefining the acoustic guitar repertoire since he won the US National Fingerstyle Championship in 1993 with a ground-breaking arrangement o...

Guitabulary: Diddie Wa Diddie

More than 60 years after its recording, Blind Blake’s rambunctious Diddie Wa Diddie, a double-entendre ragtime blues, still stands as a fingerpicking classic. B...

Guitabulary: Bottleneck Breakdown

Is there anything more seductively rootsy than metallic slide musings on a glimmering National steel guitar? In this two-part lesson, Brozman, one of the foremo...

Guitabulary: Whitley’s Twisted Blues

McErlain shows you one of Chris's more twisted blues pieces, played on open-tuned Dobro. Chris describes it as Bukka White meets Thelonius Monk. Need we say mor...