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May 18 2021
This week seems to be flying by, so we thought it'd be fitting to showcase one of the fastest shredders in the world: Jacky Vincent performing his laser-precise solo from Falling In Reverse's "Good Girls Bad Guys"
April 22 2021
'Waters Rising' is the eighth song on Alter Bridge's fourth studio album "Fortress."
February 16 2021
In this edition of the FRET12 'Weekly Riff', Alter Bridge's very own Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti sit down to do an entire video playthrough of the 2013 song “Cry of Achilles”.
January 19 2021
Josh Rand is a huge part of Stone Sour's heavy, yet uniquely melodic sound. Whethe...
January 12 2021
This week, we are featuring the smooth sounds of @Ruben Wan who is laying down all the chill...
January 5 2021
Alter Bridge lead guitarist Mark Tremonti takes you through one of his most well-known solos in this lesson for "Come to Life."
December 21 2020
We are grateful to have amazing people, guitars, and music to lean on during times like these.
December 8 2020
Add some epic funk to your week with the amazing soloing techniques of YouTube's @MaryNofficial over this classic Kool & The Gang track!
November 30 2020
Jacky Vincent performs a classic solo that he designed “to be a bit nuts.” It features plenty of insane (yet beautiful) arpeggios, tremolo picking, sweep picking with tapping- all infused with plenty of mind-bending speed.
November 23 2020
What better way to practice gratitude than listening to John Connolly play this weekly riff from his song, "Thank You."
November 17 2020
This isn’t your average classical guitar trio. This ensemble has no humans! Enjoy the lights, sounds, and robotic, programmed magic when 21st century Arduino and Miditron collide with the old-world sounds of classical nylon strings!
November 10 2020
Get ready to get psychedelic as Brent Hinds takes you to a place called "Oblivion." Whether...
November 3 2020
@Towa Bird is a rising star in the guitar universe and we’re just a bit obsessed with this m...
October 27 2020
Leslie West showcases the iconic riffs and tells all the stories about a true rock n' roll classic: Mississippi Queen!
October 20 2020
Weekly Riff from YouTube – FRET12 Records’ very own Mark Tremonti sits down at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago to teach every detail of his guitar solo from “You Waste Your Time.”
October 13 2020
Weekly Riff with Mattrg470 covering the Eddie Van Halen intro to Beat It by Michael Jackson.
October 6 2020
Clean octave intros, single-string riffing and trills, speedy tremolo picking, Drop A heaviness, oh my! Jim Root takes us into his garage to show us all how it's done. FRET12 presents a video play-through of Slipknot's smashingly-heavy "Sarcastrophe."
September 29 2020
What could be better than grabbing a guitar, a brew, turning the amps on, and sitting down with a friend and letting the riffs flow? D'Addario mixes some great storytelling and guitar noodling in this 10 minute feature with the one and only Kurt Vile.
September 22 2020
Take a look at the man behind the curtain, as Mastodon’s very own Bill Kelliher performs his guitar parts from “Ember City” in this intimate studio playthrough performance!
September 15 2020
Melodic guitar god Mateus Asato jams over The 1975's smash hit "Somebody Else"
September 8 2020
September 1 2020
This week's riff features guitar virtuoso/all-around musical mastermind Troy Stetina performing the guitar parts from his band Second Soul’s song: Shine Down.
August 25 2020
Josh Rand performs his guitar solo from “Gone Sovereign”, the lead single from 2012’s “House of Gold & Bones – Part 1” by Stone Sour
August 20 2020
John Connolly plays through the riff-centric, down-tuned, Drop B goodness that is “Pieces” from Sevendust’s 2005 studio album: “Next.”
August 14 2020
This week we're bringing you the instrumental playthrough of the Alter Bridge song "Waters Rising" from the band's fourth studio LP: Fortress. This track is the very first Alter Bridge song to feature Mark Tremonti on lead vocals, and was the third single from the 2013 album. In this playthrough however, we'll focus on just the riffs as both Mark and Myles play their studio guitar parts along to the track. Don't fret, Mark will still slay that awesome solo at the end, too!
August 6 2020
This week, we'll be shining the spotlight on one of the music world's most underrated talents: Clint Lowery. While he is largely known for his main bands "Sevendust" and "Dark New Day", he has also put out plenty of solo material. We'll be showcasing the fast-paced riffs and solos for his 2012 single: "Biggest Fan".
July 31 2020
Mastodon's Brent Hinds performs his parts on "Curl of the Burl".