The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on World Guitar Day 2018, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.
MusicRadar's 30-day guitar challenge is back for 2018, culminating in World Guitar Day on 29 September!
We'd all like to be better at playing guitar, but sometimes, it can be hard to find the resources, not to mention the motivation.
So, we thought we'd step in and help with our complete guide to everything from blues progressions to sweep picking and beyond.
If you have what it takes to complete our 30-day challenge, you'll learn new chords, theory and techniques every day, all of which will make you a better guitarist than ever before!
Join the event on the 30-day guitar challenge Facebook event and check our event updates for your daily challenge - and be sure to tweet us with your progress using the hashtag #30dayguitarchallenge. The challenge begins on 31 August 2018.
Feel free to share video and audio of your playing and what you've learned on your journey. We want to hear from you!
Sign up now to become a better player in just 30 days!
30-day guitar challenge so far
Day 1: Use chords and arpeggios to improve your solos
Day 2: Learn from the blues legends with these extended chord shapes
Day 3: Nail 5 essential fret-hand techniques
Day 4: Learn hard-rock and heavy-metal guitar basics
Day 5: Funk up your playing with these classic chord shapes
Day 6: Improve your timing with this quick and easy lesson
Day 7: Expand your chordal knowledge with these frozen-note chords
Day 8: Learn blues and classic-rock lead guitar basics
Day 9: Fill out your guitar sound when soloing with these handy tips
Day 10: Learn the signature chords of Jimi Hendrix, Andy Summers, The Beatles and more
Day 11: Learn from the master with these Chuck Berry-style blues licks
Day 12: Vamp like a pro with these funky chord shapes
Day 13: Tighten up your picking hand with these quick and easy exercises
Day 14: Break out of pentatonic solo ruts with these handy melodic tricks
Day 15: Use open strings and extensions for exotic folk chords
Day 16: Improve your metal downpicking speed
Day 17: Kenny Wayne Shepherd teaches you some slick blues licks
Day 18: Expand your mind with these ingenious prog chords
Day 19: Strengthen your fretting fingers with these slick legato workouts
Day 20: Improve your guitar solo improvisations
Day 21: Stretch your fingers with these wide chord shapes
Day 22: Learn to implement quick flurries of notes
Day 23: Speed up your leads with these quickfire exercises
Day 24: Rejuvenate your blues with these Robert Cray-style licks
Day 25: Expand your repertoire with these unusual chords
Day 26: Learn Allan Holdsworth’s mind-blowing signature techniques
Day 27: Improve your sweep picking with this advanced lesson
Day 28: See if you can handle these slippery Steve Vai riffs and licks
Day 29: Combine string bending and tapping for slick guitar solos
Day 30: Test your skills with these Paul Gilbert-style licks