Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Intermediate

Bluesy Bends: Half-step "Smears," 1 1/2 Step Overbends and More

July 20, 2010
Basic bends and the minor third bend are covered
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Toggle-Switch Mania: Creating Cool Sounds with Multi-Pickup Guitars

July 20, 2010
Produce an alternating timbre effect using your toggle switch
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The Diminished Scale: Jazzy Applications for this Symmetrical Scale

July 20, 2010
The diminished scale can be constructed simply by preceding each note of the diminished seventh chord with a note a semitone below.
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Twang 101: Imitating Lap Steel

July 12, 2010
Imitating lap steel on guitar by understanding the strengths and limitations of the instrument.
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Deep Blues: Blue Triads

July 8, 2010
Dennis McCumber explains why you should pull those old blues triads off the shelf
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Melody Matters

July 1, 2010
Using chords and common tones to craft engaging melodies
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Classic Rock Gods

June 24, 2010
Licks in the style of the classics, from Randy Rhoads to Angus Young to Rick Derringer
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Common Licks and Tricks for Playing "Low Bass Blues"

June 16, 2010
“Low Bass Blues” is based around a popular sliding blues lick at the third fret.
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Pedal-Steel Effect

June 16, 2010
Imitating pedal steel sounds on the guitar by using volume swells, bends, and vibrato
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Suspended Chords

June 16, 2010
Understanding and using sus2 and sus4 voicings
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