Inspiration

Gibson’s Firebird X – a “Revolution”?

by Rich Maloof When Gibson announced a major press conference, our curiosity was piqued. The company’s invite to last week’s gathering read: This is more tha...

Lay It Down Live … and Leave

by Rich Tozzoli Even in the age of the $0.99 song, a full-length release is still a must. Whether you’re selling your downloads online or using a good ol’ fa...

The Problem With Music

by Steve Albini This oft-referenced article is from the early '90s, and originally appeared in Maximum Rock 'n' Roll magazine. While some of the information ...

Wes Montgomery’s Magic Box

Most guitarists recognize the E minor pentatonic scale - and with good reason. After all, it is the world’s most popular launching pad for rock solos and blues ...

The Evolution of the Electric Guitar

by Zach Wendkos A long and mighty history, owing itself to a lineage of equally mighty individuals, has brought the Electric Guitar out of the treetops of im...

Blues Jam Survival Guide

The full Blues Jam Survival Guide course is packed with over 115 tips, 75 essential licks, 43 practice rhythm tracks, and tons of other valuable insight designe...

Ronnie James Dio (1942 – 2010)

Dio was not a guitarist, but he played with some of the greatest guitarists in hard rock and metal, notably Ritchie Blackmore and Tony Iommi. His work in Rainbo...

Remember This Name: Greyson Michael Chance

Every now and then, the Internet allows us to discover and share something absolutely brilliant. Enter Greyson Michael Chance. The 13-year-old sixth grader has ...