Guitar Lessons

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...

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 "...