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Add Speed To Your Guitar Solos With This Lick [VIDEO]

March 15, 2017

Support the channel by buying a cool t-shirt – If you say you don’t want to shred then you’re lying. Every guitarist wants to play fast. Some play fast but not so tastefully while others give up before they get any speed. This lick solves both problems. It’s tasteful and it will add some […]


5 Habits Of Awesome Guitarists – Vai, Johnson, Ford [VIDEO]

March 11, 2017

Support GuitarLava and get a cool Tee – CLICK HERE In this short video I share the top 5 habits of successful guitarists. Steve Vai has said he practices so much because “he doesn’t want people to find out he’s a fake”. What?! Everyone knows how much of a virtuoso Steve is and yet he […]


Tapping Trick To Master Joe Satriani’s Always With You, Always With Me

September 8, 2016

Joe Satriani’s Always with You, Always with Me is a classic. Not only does it sound awesome but it’s also full of tasteful licks that even beginners can enjoy and learn. For years I put off learning the tapping section of the song. My fingers would stumble over the notes. That is until I couldn’t sleep […]


3 Tricks To Sound Like A Pro – Guitar Soloing – Beginner Lesson #4

September 1, 2016

Knowing all the notes to use in your guitar solos is just the starting point. Now that you know what to play it’s time to add some color and character to your leads. In beginner guitar video lesson #4 you will learn 3 techniques to add flash and interest to your guitar solos. These three simple […]


Beginner Guitarist – Best Time To Start Playing With A Band

August 8, 2016

You just bought your first guitar. You’ve been practicing every day. And you’re wondering when is the best time to start playing with a band? You think to yourself, “Am I ready or good enough to play with a band?” I have the answer for you. I started playing guitar during my summer break after […]


How Long Should I Practice Guitar Each Day?

July 18, 2016

How long to practice guitar each day is a very popular question among beginners. Even after you’ve been playing for awhile you might wonder if you’re doing enough each day. While there is no set number of hours you should practice in a day you can use some common guidelines to make the most of […]


How to Play Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love Guitar Solo (Eddie Van Halen)

May 19, 2016

Eddie Van Halen wrote Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love way back in 1977 and according to some online sources he was hesitant to show it to his bandmates. Thankfully he did and it was included on Van Halen’s debut release in 1978. The guitar solo in Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love is very cool and easy enough for […]