Prince

Discover a Guitarist: Prince

This eighth installment of the Discover a Guitarist series is a guest post from Jason Priest of Little Rock Jams. When Joe suggested the “Discover a Guitarist” series and asked if I would write an article, my first thought was, …

John Petrucci

Discover a Guitarist: John Petrucci

This seventh installment of the Discover a Guitarist series is a guest post from Josh Urban of The Doghouse. John Petrucci – Cue the epic soundtrack – it’s the name that strikes fear into the hearts of the anti-heroes and …

Buddy Guy

Discover a Guitarist: Buddy Guy

This sixth installment of the Discover a Guitarist series is a guest post from Donnie Schexnayder of Start Teaching Guitar. One of my all-time favorite blues guitar players is the legendary Buddy Guy. He started out playing in Chicago during …

Intro to Jazz Guitar

Intro to Jazz Guitar Clinic

I taught a 90-minute “Intro to Jazz Guitar” clinic at Hamilton International Middle School yesterday. I met the band director several months ago when he bought my saxophone via Craigslist. He discovered that I’d studied jazz guitar, and he asked …

Kazuhito Yamashita

Discover a Guitarist: Kazuhito Yamashita

This fifth installment of the Discover a Guitarist series is a guest post from George Pepper of A Monk’s Musical Musings. How I Discovered Kazuhito Yamashita First of all I’d like to thank Joe for this invitation, as I consider …

Tommy Emmanuel

Discover a Guitarist: Tommy Emmanuel

This fourth installment of the Discover a Guitarist series is a guest post from Jon Bloomer of Guitar Noize. How I Discovered Tommy Emmanuel Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most highly respected guitar players with a career spanning five …

Clarence White

Discover a Guitarist: Clarence White

This third installment of the Discover a Guitarist series is a guest post from Dave Jacoby of Sans Direction. How I Discovered Clarence White First, there was bluegrass. I got exposed to bluegrass in college around 1992, hearing the Seldom …

Scott Henderson

Discover a Guitarist: Scott Henderson

This second installment of the Discover a Guitarist series is a guest post from JP Holesworth of the Stratoblogster Guitar Blog. How I Discovered Scott Henderson I discovered Scott Henderson in the mid-1980s on bassist Jeff Berlin’s Players and Champion …

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Discover a Guitarist: Stevie Ray Vaughan

With this post, I commence a new series on the Deft Digits blog: Discover a Guitarist. Each post in the series (inspired by John Horne’s great article, 70 Guitarists You Really Should Know About) will profile one prominent player from …

Flash Cards

New Online Study Tool: Custom Flash Cards

Today I release my latest online tool: Custom Flash Cards. It’s great for training brains and hands in any skill, but was made specifically for musicians who seek to master music theory, chords, scales, arpeggios, licks, you name it. These …