Chris Buono
  • Oct2

    Today is the release of my 43rd TrueFire course: 30 Beginner Rock Licks You MUST Know. This one come straight from my core as I started out playing simple rock licks like these on the edge of my bed watching cartoons after school. I also took this addition to the lauded Licks You MUST Know series in a different direction. Click the link and dive in.

    I also recently had a new lesson article in November 2022 issue of Guitar Player Magazine with Alex Lifeson on the cover. This one is on the perplexing alter dominant scale found in the melodic minor modal family.

  • Mar10

    My new TrueFire course – My Guitar Heroes – is out now. In this one you will learn about six of my primary influences in all-things-guitar and, in many cases, all-things-in-life. From start to finish I pass along tips and tricks that I gleaned from Frankie Cicala, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, David “Fuze” Fiuczynski & Wayne Kratntz. But, not before I tell you about my very first guitar hero. Check it out and all will be revealed.

  • Jan20

    Check out the latest issue of Guitar Player (February 2021) for a five page lesson article on John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers – a funkateer who played a huge role in my own funk guitar skills development. The piece focuses on this enigmatic guitarist’s work throughout the seminal Blood Sugar Sex Magik. While this year is the 30th anniversary of its release, Frusciante’s playing and composing from start to finish is just as powerful today as it was when flannels and Docs were all the rage.