Paul Gilbert video guitar lessons

Paul Gilbert at work...
Paul Gilbert at work...

Paul Gilbert is one of the world's premier guitarists. Known for his work with Mr. Big and Racer X, Paul possesses god-like technique, and he's a fantastic teacher to boot.

Paul was kind enough to lend us some of his expertise, and we've put the resulting lessons together below - in which Paul reveals the secrets of his awesome technique. Each of our Paul Gilbert video lessons has free, high-quality tab and expert insight into how to play each lick.

The lessons

1. Paul Gilbert tapping masterclass
Paul shows off his ludicrously tight two-handed tapping technique - and shows you how to do it too

2. Paul Gilbert's power-piano guitar lick
Paul demonstrates how borrowing licks from other instruments can improve your technique

3. A killer string bending lick from Paul Gilbert
Finger-rolling whilst bending the string is a tricky business, but as Paul demonstrates, mastering the technique can give you some pretty wild results

4. Paul Gilbert on playing rhythmically
Paul demonstrates how anchoring a solo around a rhythm can make things far more musical

5. Paul Gilbert on pentatonic legato patterns
If you're stuck at a certain speed and want to get some rip-roaring licks under your fingers, a simple pentatonic pattern can be the answer

6. Super-fast blues guitar with Paul Gilbert
Think the blues is best-served slow? Here Paul offers a slightly different take on the classic genre...