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As I mentioned last time, many students over the years have asked me for a systematic approach to learning how to visualize chord shapes all... [Read More]
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Enough with the novelty beer bottle openers, fart joke t-shirts and fishing hats! I'm a dad who plays guitar. If you're gonna buy us stuff,... [Read More]
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Fifty years ago, British guitar gods Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page crisscrossed the U.S. with their respective bands, reintroducing Americans to a hip... [Read More]
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During a Metallica rehearsal at the band's headquarters in San Rafael, California, James Hetfield launched into a brief, impromptu version of Ghost's "Cirice." [Read More]
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Guitar greats Richie Kotzen, Vinnie Moore and Gus G are teaming up for a 10-date tour of the West Coast this September. You can check... [Read More]
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This is an abridged and shorter version of a lengthier article that can be found on Guitarchalk.com.The easiest way to master the fretboard is by... [Read More]
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Bill Collings—master luthier and founder of Collings Guitars—sadly passed away last July after battling cancer. Now, the company that bears his name has... [Read More]
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While Gary Clark Jr.'s main intentions were to showcase his versatility as a songwriter and singer on his major-label debut album, Blak and Blu, he... [Read More]
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In this new clip from DiMarzio, Richie Kotzen takes the company's The Black Angel DP234 and The Black Angel Piezo DP235 pickups for a spin.... [Read More]
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Audio Force One, a new project fronted by multi-instrumentalist Tiago, has unveiled a music video for lead single "Black Eyes." Watch it above.Set to the... [Read More]
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In last month's installment of Chop Shop, we looked at a classical-flavored run in E minor that incorporated arpeggios, octaves and a simple but cool-sounding... [Read More]
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I love a great cover performance. Especially one that has a different take than the original, but remains recognizable. When I hear an artist... [Read More]
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When you think about guitar harmonies, what's the first song that comes to mind?Classic rockers might recall "Hotel California" by the Eagles, "Rock You Like a... [Read More]
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Last week, audio of an interview with former Deep Purple and current Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore surfaced on YouTube. Notably, the clip featured... [Read More]
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Toward the end of last year, there were some rumors that Taylor Guitars was in the midst of unveiling something truly groundbreaking in acoustic guitar... [Read More]
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BluGuitar—of the BluGuitar Amp 1 System fame—has announced its new TwinCab amp cabinet. The TwinCab weighs under 20 kilograms (44 pounds) and can be operated... [Read More]
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After building hundreds of cigar box guitars in the last 25 years, I thought I had seen it all. That is, until the iconic Lace... [Read More]
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Kurt Cobain's 1959 Martin D-18E—which he played throughout Nirvana's legendary set on MTV's Unplugged—is no longer with his family. His daughter, Frances Bean... [Read More]
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Chords and riffs can be built in a great myriad of ways, and the musical feeling of a certain pattern or harmonic structure is oftentimes... [Read More]
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Prince's iconic yellow cloud guitar was sold for $225,000 last Friday, May 18, at the Music Icons: Property From the Life and Career of Prince... [Read More]
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