Giveaways January 2015

January 15

Beginner

Fingerstyle Boot Camp: “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella” Arrangement

December 11, 2012
Learn this 16th-century French Christmas carol, in dropped D-plus-G tuning.
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Kick Out the Jams: Pick Up the Pieces - Funk Guitar 101

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Understand the basics of funk guitar. • Create two- and three-note voicings that imply dominant and minor harmony. • Learn how to
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Beyond Blues: Major/Minor Slight-of-Hand

October 8, 2012
True pros can be identified by how well their ideas sit in the groove and the quality of their melodic statements.
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Deep Blues: Robben Ford, Part 2

October 3, 2012
Explore Ford-style chord voicings and turnarounds.
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Digging Deeper: Playing by Ear - Learn It and Forget It

September 11, 2012
Learn how to practice allowing your ear to guide your melodic sense.
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Secrets of a Classical Cat: The Four Right-Hand Commandments

September 5, 2012
Develop speed, sound, and nuance in your fingerstyle playing by exploring the “secrets” of classical guitar technique—beginning with a great right-hand setup.
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Beyond Blues: Beck's Blues - The Early Years

September 5, 2012
Understand the fundamental elements of Jeff Beck’s style.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Aristocratic Arpeggios

September 5, 2012
Balance hammer-ons and pulloffs with picked notes to create a smooth sound.
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Acoustic Adventures: Open for Business

August 10, 2012
No longer relegated to beginner-level melodies or open-position chords, open strings can add sonic spice to your solos and make them come alive.
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Fretboard Workshop: Developing Vocabulary - Concepts and Motifs

August 10, 2012
Every guitarist should know the importance of a large vocabulary. You want to emote—you want to “speak” through your guitar in any given situation.
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