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Steve Vai Becoming an Online Guitar Instructor

Yes, you read that right - Steve Vai has hooked up with Berkleemusic to present The Steve Vai Guitar Techniques online course.

More Thoughts on Shopping for a New Guitar


The Guitar Institute Unveils 2011 Guitar Scholarship Worth Over £7,500

The Guitar Institute, part of London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Yamaha and Total Guitar Magazine are proud to announce the launch of the 2011 guitar scholarships programme.

Learn to Play Slash - A New Lick Library Guitar Tuition DVD

Slash’s first solo album was a huge chart topping success in the UK and across the globe.

Guitar Lesson: Star Spangled Banner and O Canada

In honor of North American Thanksgiving, we bring you this guitar lesson on Star Spangled Banner and O Canada

Slide Guitar in Open E Tuning Lesson - Layla

In this lesson John from shows you how to play slide guitar in open E tuning in the end jam part of Layla.

Gibson Tone Tips: #43 – Fuzz Power

Learn to play guitar with your iPad/iPhone

E-Folk 1.0 is a new app to help beginners learn to play acoustic guitar - the software runs on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

Guitar Scales Lessons - Modes - Minor - Dorian Mode

Marty Schwartz from provides this guitar lesson on Modes.

An Introduction to Sweep Picking

Randall Padilla introduces you to Sweep Picking in this excerpt from his Shred Academy training video.

Balancing "Practice" and Real Life!

Learn 50 Killer Metal Guitar Licks Vol. 2 from Lick Library

Lick Library have certainly had a busy year, it seems like they have a new title out every other week.

Open E Tuning Slide Guitar Lesson

This 5 minute lesson shows you the basics of playing Open E tuning slide guitar similar to the style of Derek Trucks.

Tips on Alternate Picking

Andy James provides some good tips on Alternate Picking and speed for Lick Library.

1 on 1 Webcam Guitar Lessons

For this week's guitar video we thought we'd try something a little different. This is a classical guitar lesson by George Schmidt, who provides one on one webcam lessons.

3-Note Sequence Ideas For Lead Guitar

In this lesson you will learn how to take a common three-note sequence and turn it around to create a new sequence for your solos and improvising that will perk listener’s ears and turn heads due to its unique, interesting sound!

ICMP Tutor Phil Capone to perform as part of the Jimi Hendrix Exhibition

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) guitar tutor Phil Capone will be holding an exclusive masterclass, as part of the Hendrix in Britain exhibition, a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's death, on Saturday, 2nd October.

Chord Tone Soloing: How to Create Soulful Guitar Solos

By GregX Are you tired of the same old guitar licks, tricks and scale sequences that sound great when played fast, but sometimes don’t really fit well into all slower song? Do you envy all those great guitarists who achieve more by playing a single note than another guitarist achieved by playing 100? Very often these guys are referred to as soulful players.

How to Choose the Best Online Guitar Chord Finder

By Belle Arzadon In the old days, one had to find a guitar playing tome in the depths and recesses of a library to learn the most complex or rarest of guitar chords. It’s either that or find a pro or one with comprehensive knowledge of them. But thankfully, people today have the Internet to consult. Just knock on Google’s door, use the words “guitar chord finder” as your password and you’ll be instantly escorted to the premises of an-all knowing virtual chord master.

The Secret to Reading Guitar Tabs

By Belle Arzadon If you have neither the time nor the inclination to learn how to read guitar scales, don’t let that stop you from exploring your new found passion for playing the guitar. Guitar tablatures, or tabs, provide interested individuals a simple, no-fuss method for reading and playing guitar pieces. Give it a try and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you’ll be able to play the more advanced works in no time.

Kirk's Weekly Guitar Lesson: The Star Spangled Banner

By Kirk Lorange Hello, fellow twanger. It's been a while, I know, but I've been up to here in movie footage, timelines, graphics, mp3s, php and html ... busy revamping my site. I'm finally done, it's looking good I reckon and you can check it all out at Guitar for Beginners and Beyond.

Kirk's Weekly Guitar Lesson: Double Stop Blues

I just finished a new finger style lesson I call the 'Double Stop Blues'. It's an interesting one, a minimalist approach to stating a chord progression ... most are just a double stops (two notes played at once) plus a bass note. It's certainly not for complete beginners, but even though it looks and sounds quite tricky, because it's all mostly just two fingers at work at any time, it's quite easy.

Kirk's Weekly Guitar Lesson: Kirk's Back!

Hi, fellow picker, it sure has been a long time since I've posted here. I'm all caught up in fatherhood, running my sites, gigging, writing, traveling. Anyway, I'm back to give you a list of all the fingerstyle lessons I've created since my last post. There are quite a few.

Kirk's Weekly Guitar Lesson: Happy Holidays 2008

Happy Holidays! Hi, fellow picker, I trust you're well and that the twangin' is good. If you hail from the US, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving break and that you managed to get some playing in.

Kirk's Weekly Guitar Lesson: How to play Slide Guitar

Hi, fellow twanger, first a little ad for my book. PlaneTalk -The Truly Totally Different Guitar Instruction Book continues to unravel the mysteries of the fretboard to players from all over the World. If you're wondering how to turn your fretbaord into familiar, friendly, well worn territory, then this is the package for you. The book describes the mindset, the Guitar Slide Rule crystallizes it in graphic format, the DVD demonstrates it in real time and the private forum is chock-a-block with more information and fellow PlaneTalkers all too eager to help with any questions.

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