Category Archives: Lead Guitar

Steve Stine Shows You 1 Shortcut for “Authentic” Sounding Solos

When you start soloing, one of the toughest challenges is figuring out how to thread scales and licks together to play “authentic” sounding solos. If you want to take the “robotics” out of your guitar playing, check out this shortcut: As you’ll see, you can thread phrases together using easy-to-master techniques such as picking and…

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Steve Stine Teaches You How to Improvise Guitar Solos

Here is a great guitar lesson from the world’s #1 guitar teacher, Steve Stine where he teaches you the first steps in learning how to improvise your own killer guitar solos. If you ever get “stuck” soloing in one or two positions, then check this out… Steve is going to show you one simple trick for…

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How To Get Hooked On The Guitar

I know we’re all hooked on guitar to some degree or another, but there’s a really good reason for that… it’s a little challenging at times…   And what gets us through those challenging times is our love for playing music and how it makes us feel… the more “hooked” you are, the more you…

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Killer Slide Blues Guitar

You know, a lot of players go to their pedal board when they want “authentic” blues tone.  But let me tell you, no stompbox can bring mojo to a solo like a well-played slide lick. And that’s what my buddy Rob Ashe is going to show you in today’s video… Not familiar with playing slide…

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Learn These Chuck Berry Style Licks

The whole world knows Chuck Berry. The duck walk, the pencil moustache, the 335, and of course the guitar riffs that changed popular music. Berry didn’t invent the style – his playing is deeply rooted in the blues – but he supercharged it by cranking up the tempos, putting the guitar front and center, and…

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This one thing “opens the floodgates” on guitar …

You might not realize it, but there is something available that makes playing guitar so much easier it almost seems unfair to use it. It almost seems like “cheating.” (But it’s not, I swear.) It works for any style or genre you can think of: rock, pop, blues, country, R&B, metal, alternative, grunge, shred, you…

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3 Keys to Killer Lead Guitar Phrasing

One thing that guitar teachers hear a lot is “I’ve been playing for years and I still don’t understand how to solo the way I want” or, “I know the scales but don’t understand how my favorite players make the same scale sound so much cooler.” If this sounds like you then find out what…

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The 4 Note Solo Just Got Better

Griff Hamlin, master blues guitar instructor and creator of Blues Guitar Unleashed and the hugely popular 4 Note Solo concept recently created a new and improved version of that lesson that has become the gateway for beginner blues guitar players all over the world. Here is the story on how the 4 Note Solo lesson…

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Your worst enemy…

I’ve talked to quite a few beginner guitar players over the years and there are some things that always come up that really halt progress on the guitar. I call them “Self-Limiting Beliefs”.  Here are the big ones: Myth One: Hand or finger size prevent me from getting good on guitar. This just isn’t true. But so…

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A Great Blues Double Stop Lick

Here is a great lesson from master blues guitar instructor Griff Hamlin where he teaches you a quick little trick for you to liven up your shuffle blues solos. This is an idea that will take you seamlessly from the I to the IV chord (bars 5 and 6 of the 12 bar blues) using…

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