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Lessons

Hand Guitars

January 17, 2011
Hand guitars use polymer clay and other alternative materials to create psychedelic designs
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Caring For Your Hands, Part 1

December 21, 2010
Proper fretting hand placement and care for bassists
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Muscle Maintenance for Guitarists

September 21, 2010
Warmups and stretches to keep your hands and wrists in shape
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Staying Hungry

July 20, 2010
In a rut? Are you still hungry?
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Must We Restore?

July 20, 2010
Does restoring a vintage instrument really make it better?
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Is Your Pick Hanging You Up?

July 6, 2010
Different ways of approaching picking and picks to refine that final bit of your tone and technique
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Simple Tricks and Classic Combinations

June 16, 2010
Classic tricks to use common pedals to their fullest
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Take Your Pick: Crafting Acoustic Variety with Your Hands

June 16, 2010
Changing up your sound by changing up your picking
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Finding the Right Pedals for Your Rig

May 18, 2010
Assess your gear to find out what pedals you should be using.
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Is Your Playing Suffering Because of Your Health?

May 5, 2010
Sleeping, eating and exercising your way to better chops
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Composed Solos

April 7, 2010
Improve your improvised solos by composing a few; Bill Piburn shares two examples of his own compositions
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Build Your Groove with a Drum Machine

February 11, 2010
Using a drum machine can be great for practicing and offer more than a metronome can provide
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Secrets of the Masters: "I'm Eighteen" by Alice Cooper

February 11, 2010
Breaking down the mix of one of Alice Coopers breakthrough hits
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Playing Outside the Box: Banjo Tuning on Guitar

September 2, 2009
Steve encounters a new challenge: playing banjo licks on a guitar
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How NOT to Play Bass like a Guitar Player Playing Bass

August 19, 2009
Pro bassists weigh in on the differences between how guitarists and bassists approach the instrument
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