Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen was born in the Netherlands in 1957, his brother Alex was born two years earlier in 1955. They, along with their family emigrated to The United States in 1965. They belonged to a musical family and both were trained to become concert pianists. However growing up in California exposed the Van Halen […]

Alternate Picking

Let´s start, for those of you who do not know what Alternate Picking is… It is a guitar playing technique that employs strictly alternating downward and upward picking strokes in a continuous run, it is just as simple as that. But now, playing this technique is a completely different thing. If you are having problems with […]

Merry Christmas

Christmas is under a week away and it is an exciting time to be a guitarist. For many, the holiday season offers a well deserved break from the flow of normal life and presents a fantastic opportunity to catch up on some quality ‘self time’. Maintaining a consistent, structured practice regime is critical to the […]