Watch the Influences and Technique online guitar lesson by Mike Zito from Blues Americana

Here is my basic style of playing guitar. Techniques I have learned that have become a part of my style and sound. I love rock players like Eddie Van Halen, jazz players like John Scofield. Their left hands are very relaxed and loose. The right hand is very strong and dominant. Rather than choking the notes or strings, you get a more fluid, sustained note. Using a lazy left hand approach and dominant right hand techniques, I get my twangy, horn-like sound.