ARMING THE ARTISTS
Guidance to help you enhance your playing skills and perform to your potential.
The Alternative Inspirations
Every great musician was inspired by another great musician, so we've put together a list of 6 guitar heroes from outside the world of rock, and share the techniques they mastered.
Is the guitar riff dead?
Credited as the DNA behind rock and roll, we delve into what goes into some of our favourite riffs of all time, how they've evolved, and if there’s still a place for riffs in today’s tunes.
How to make your solos sing
Standing out as a guitarist is tough, but a kickass solo can set you apart from the crowd.
In the studio
Common mistakes to avoid and how to make the most of your time in the studio.
Soundproofing on a budget
How to transform your digs into the perfect rehearsal space and still keep the peace with your neighbours.
The Winning Formula
Hit singles that strayed from songwriting tradition that can inspire you to supercharge your own songs.
Get your groove back
Struggling to get creative? Here's our top tips for overcoming writers block.
Did someone say Roadtrip?
It's time to go on tour, but where do you start the planning and packing?
Everything you need to know about pickups
Pickups are an important factor in deciding your sound. Find out all about the different sounds they produce here.
Valve types explained
A valve amp cranked nice and loud is synonymous with rock and guitar, but what exactly is a valve, and what is each valve specifically used for?
What makes a good riff?
The ‘riff’ is arguably the most important aspect of guitar. But what makes one stand out from the other and why are some so popular?