Guitar Lessons

Guitabulary: The Blues/Metal Connection

Even metal icons like Metallica's Kirk Hammett go searching for the roots. This lesson deals with his recent interest in the blues and how using blues style can...

Guitabulary: Eric Johnson’s Texas Chainsaw

Eric Johnson has a deep bag but this lesson concentrates on his aggressive combinations of single-note and chords, which, he says, adds a "potent yin-yang tensi...

How To Play Like Dickey Betts

The Allman Brothers Band has served as breeding ground for some of the greatest guitarists around, namely Duane Allman, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks. While t...

Guitabulary: Tal Farlow

He's one of the most under-heralded geniuses of the jazz guitar. After cutting his teeth on the NYC bebop scene of the late '40s, and building a rep with vibrap...

Guitabulary: Rockabilly Jazz

Rockabilly is a kissin' cousin of Jazz, with twangy tone and playful techniques disguising an often very sophisticated harmonic and melodic structure. Jim Campi...

Guitabulary: Blues Sixths & Jimi Hendrix

Chances are good that when Jimi Hendrix was playing timeless blues intros like the opening notes of Red House - he wasn't consciously thinking. I'm now fret...

Course Blog: Blues Rock Road Trip – Part 1

TrueFire Course Blogs are created by students who post summaries of their learning experience as they work through a particular TrueFire course. While an indivi...

Allman To ZZ – Part 2

Another one of Andy Ellis' six-string history lessons, Allman to ZZ looks at slide playing from myriad angles, from Blind Willie Johnson's pocket-knife lick fro...

Allman To ZZ – Part 1

Another one of Andy Ellis' six-string history lessons, Allman to ZZ looks at slide playing from myriad angles, from Blind Willie Johnson's pocket-knife lick fro...

Guitabulary: The Way to Ladyland

Revered as one of the best firebrand lead guitarists to ever strap on a Strat, Hendrix was also an innovative rhythm guitarist. Joe examines Jimi's chordal sens...