Jeff McErlain is a New York City based guitarist, songwriter, teacher and producer. He has contributed to Guitar Player Magazine, Guitar World and is the author of Modern Rock Techniques. He has taught at the National Guitar Workshop as well as the Bath International Guitar Festival. He was also the guitar instructor and musical consultant for the Warner Bros. movie August Rush. Jeff has shared the stage or worked with Scott Henderson, George Clinton, Zakk Wylde, Will Lee, Hiram Bullock, Omar Hakim, Anton Fig, and Keith Carlock to name a few. His main musical focus is his instrumental trio which performs regularly in NYC.
Featured in Riff Journal, Summer 2015
Was excited to learn that I’d be featured in the Summer issue of Riff Journal. Check out the full story here:
Tighten Up Your Blues: #6 Tritones
Diabolus in musica (“the Devil in music”). Sounds scary doesn’t it? Well that is what the friendly tritone was reffered to as in the late 1600′s. The interval was considered...
Lesson: Vibrato – The Soul of a Note
One of the single most defining elements of any guitar player is their vibrato. As a teacher I find it to be one of the most overlooked techniques, which is...