Chris Buono

The Axe-Fx Effect

The Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx preamp/FX processor has been a mainstay in my recording arsenal since 2010. It’s also served me well in traveling for gigs in...

Bending Workouts

Greetings from the Jersey Shore! Last time we met in Riff was the debut issue where I served up a lesson on some cool encounters with the 7#9 chord. All three e...

Chris Buono

Chris Buono has been called many things: arcane improviser, sound diabolist, fearless composer, content junkie, video stunt guitarist, crazed educator and the list goes on. If you’re looking for simpler terms you can go with recording artist (Lava/Atlantic, Lion Music, RKM/Kindred and more), sideman (Karsh Kale, Bumblefoot, Graham Haynes and many more), educator (TrueFire, Berklee College of Music), music journalist/columnist (Guitar Player, Guitar One, Just Jazz Guitar to name a few), and author (Hal Leonard, Alfred, Cengage Learning). Call him what you want, but one thing is certain this cat is bad-ass and busy. Chris Buono infiltrates the modern world of guitar from all directions and shows no signs of slowing down.