Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Beginner

Fretboard Workshop: “Machinehead” Octaves

October 25, 2014
Exorcise some picking demons with this simple, but effective, warm-up.
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Deep Blues: The “B.B. King” Box

September 27, 2014
Pull a lifetime of licks out of six simple notes.
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Rhythm Rules: How to Steal from Yourself

August 16, 2014
Sometimes an eighth-note is the only thing that separates the tired from the inspired.
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Future Rock: 10 Essential Slides, Scrapes, and Noises

July 26, 2014
Forget all your chords, arpeggios, and scales! Let’s dig into some weird and funky techniques.
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Prepare, Play, Release: A Treatise on Technique

May 24, 2014
Break through pesky technique barriers with this easy three-step process.
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Rhythm Rules: Gypsy Jazz Primer

April 26, 2014
Decode some of Django’s musical mojo by exploring the basics of his rhythm guitar style.
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Rhythm Rules: Chops, Speed, and Rhythm

March 8, 2014
Exorcise all your technique demons with a few simple exercises.
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Beyond Blues: Blue Octaves

November 2, 2013
Delve into the world of Wes, EJ, and Benson and get more from your blues phrases by incorporating octaves.
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Twang 101: Bending Through a Scale

August 31, 2013
Snake your way up and down the neck while using subtle, but effective, bends to imply different harmonies.
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The Guitarist's Guide to the CAGED System

August 10, 2013

Learn how to map out the fretboard and be able to play in any key using a few basic open-position chord shapes.


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