How to Play a Slow Blues Guitar Turnaround

Slow Blues Turnaround is our new free guitar lesson by Jody Worrell. You will learn how to play a turnaround lick over a slow blues progression in D. At this slower tempo, it’s important to make sure that your note choices are interesting and your technique is spot on. Jody will take you step by step through each of those decisions and you’ll end up learning how to play a tasty lick. Watch the video and follow along with the on-screen tab and practice along with the jam track.

$14,000 Dream Guitar Giveaway!


Sweetwater is hosting a massive guitar giveaway in which you can win over $14,000 worth of prizes!

From Sweetwater:

September is Guitar Month, and we’re celebrating by giving you five chances to win a great guitar setup! Enter for a chance to win one of five prize packages from five different manufacturers, with a total value of over $14,000. Whether you’re a shredder, a traditionalist, a singer/songwriter, or whatever, there’s a prize pack that’s perfect for you.


Ibanez Shredder Pack
RGD 7 Prestige guitar
TSA30 all-tube amp with built-in TS9 Tube Screamer

Fender Blues Pack
American Deluxe Strat Plus HSS
Blues Junior III tube amp

PRS Modern Classic Pack
2014 Custom 24 Figured Top
Archon tube combo amp

Taylor Performer’s Special
T3/B with Bigsby

Gibson Traditional Rocker
Les Paul Junior Special

Contest Ends: September 30, 2014

Open To: 18+ legal U.S. residents

How To Enter: Fill out the Entry Form

Win a G-System Signed by Guthrie Govan


TC Electronic is hosting a gear giveaway in which you can win a G-System signed by Guthrie Govan.

From TC Electronic:

G-System is a masterpiece. It asks: what if a guitarist could have it all? And then delivers in a package almost too good to be true. The best of the best effects, complete integration and optimization of your gear and total control over your effects and sounds pedal board.

Prize: TC Electronic G-System signed by Guthrie Govan

Contest Ends: September 19, 2014

Open To: N/A

How To Enter: “Like” TC Electronic on Facebook

Gibson Guitar Contest


Sweetwater is hosting a guitar giveaway in which you can win a Gibson Explorer, signed by Jason Hook.

From Sweetwater:

The limited-edition Gibson Jason Hook M4 Sherman Explorer solidbody electric guitar delivers the tone and performance that have served as the backbone of one of rock’s hardest working guitarists. From his work with Alice Cooper to his tenure rocking out with Five Fingered Death Punch, one special guitar’s been there every step of the way. Now, re-created by the guitar-making gurus at Gibson USA, you too can tap into the metal mojo of this uniquely styled Jason Hook M4 Sherman Explorer. From its tried-and-true combination of Seymour Duncan humbuckers, to its special cutaway and arm scarf (designed by Jason himself), there’s a lot to love about the Gibson Jason Hook M4 Sherman Explorer.

Prize: Gibson Jason Hook M-4 Sherman Explorer

Contest Ends: September 30, 2014

Open To: 18+ legal U.S. residents

How To Enter: “Like” Sweetwater on Facebook

Win a Buzz Feiten BluesPro Guitar

Premier Guitar is hosting a guitar giveaway in which you can win a Blues Pro designed by Buzz Feiten.

From Premier Guitar:

The BluesPro holds a special place in Buzz’s heart, because it reminds him of his roots with the Butterfield Blues Band, and that magical period of music. It is available in a transparent Red finish, with Cream accents, and an aggressive bridge Humbucker that lets all that beautiful acoustic sustain from the alder/flame maple combo come blazing through!

Prize: Buzz Feiten BluesPro Guitar (MSRP: $2,999)

Contest Ends: October 27, 2014

Open To: All territories except where prohibited

How To Enter: Fill out the Survey