Guitar Lessons

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...

Guitabulary: Burrell’s Funky Comping

Burrell's funky comping powers many of the best late 50s and 60s beatnik-jazz records. Andy Ellis helps you summon this late-night mood by using the comping mov...

Guitabulary: Slash and Burn

It's an amazing sight. Armed exclusively with a twangy 6-string resonator-an instrument most audience members associate with the likes of Son House and accompan...

Guitabulary: Joni Mitchell Opens Up

Just a few weeks ago the LA Times ran a piece on Joni Mitchell, who was interviewed side by side with the guy who has been performing an all-Joni tribute in dra...

Guitabulary: John Lee Hooker

Few guitarists become so strongly identified with a genre of music as John Lee Hooker and his timeless boogie. Hooker laid down his share of classics, such as "...

Guitabulary: The Blues/Metal Connection

Even metal icons like Metallica's Kirk Hammett go searching for the roots. This lesson deals with his recent interest in the blues and how using blues style can...

Guitabulary: Eric Johnson’s Texas Chainsaw

Eric Johnson has a deep bag but this lesson concentrates on his aggressive combinations of single-note and chords, which, he says, adds a "potent yin-yang tensi...

How To Play Like Dickey Betts

The Allman Brothers Band has served as breeding ground for some of the greatest guitarists around, namely Duane Allman, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks. While t...

Guitabulary: Tal Farlow

He's one of the most under-heralded geniuses of the jazz guitar. After cutting his teeth on the NYC bebop scene of the late '40s, and building a rep with vibrap...

Guitabulary: Rockabilly Jazz

Rockabilly is a kissin' cousin of Jazz, with twangy tone and playful techniques disguising an often very sophisticated harmonic and melodic structure. Jim Campi...

Guitabulary: Blues Sixths & Jimi Hendrix

Chances are good that when Jimi Hendrix was playing timeless blues intros like the opening notes of Red House - he wasn't consciously thinking. I'm now fret...