Beginner’s Guide To Rhythm Guitar Playing

The lead and the rhythm guitar are not two different instruments. What makes them different is the role the guitarist takes in the particular musical setting he’s playing in. Some bands (like AC\DC), have a guitarist who plays mostly rhythm (Malcolm Young) and a guitarist who plays mostly lead (Angus Young). Other bands have just […]

15 Blues Guitar Licks For Beginners In The Genre

Building a vocabulary of guitar licks is one of the first things you need to do if you want to play the blues. In this lesson, I’m going to assume you’re quite new to the blues but already have some knowledge of guitar techniques like string bending, vibrato, hammer-ons and pull offs, and slides. If […]

Hybrid Picking

10 Hybrid Picking Exercises That Gradually Get Harder

In this lesson, I gave you a set of exercises to train yourself to play the guitar with a pick. In today’s lesson, we’ll take guitar picking an extra step by using the pick together with the remaining fingers: Hybrid picking. In order to execute hybrid picking technique, your thumb, and index finger hold the […]

How many guitar chord types are there?

If I had to try to answer the question “How many guitar chords are there in all?”, my answer would be inaccurate, incomplete, and completely useless to your guitar learning progress anyway. The reason is that the answer to this question would depend on variables such as whether: We’re including every position of each chord […]