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May 2014

Intermediate

Pre-War Blues Licks: Swing/Jump Electric Lines a la Charlie Christian

January 14, 2010
This batch of licks comes from the swing jazz and jump blues era of the late 1930s and early 1940s.
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Exotic Scales: Infuse Exciting Sounds Into Your Solos

January 14, 2010
Hungarian, Hindu and Japanese scales to infuse flavor into your solos
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Chicken Pickin': Let Your Fingers Do the Clucking

January 14, 2010
Chicken pickin’ is a technique that involves muting notes, or choking them, to produce a percussive snap that, to many listeners, conjures up the sound of a chicken “clucking.”
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Detailed Diminished I

December 22, 2009
Learning the basics of the diminished scale so you can apply it to your playing
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Blues Endings: Common Tags to Bring the Song to an Effective Conclusion

December 17, 2009
A blues ending, often referred to as a blues tag, is a phrase usually executed by the person playing the final solo in a blues number, signifying the end of the song.
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Fingerpicking Variations: Embellishing with Add-Ons and Drop-Offs

December 17, 2009
To vary a picking pattern, you can add notes to a basic chord, or drop notes.
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Lute Tuning: Tackling the World’s Oldest Tuning

October 21, 2009
Lute tuning is one of the oldest known tunings; learn how to do it, and a song that uses it.
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Legato Phrasing: Liquid Lead Lines

October 21, 2009
Hammering down on your hammer-ons for stellar legato lead lines
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British Blues Licks

September 18, 2009
Blues/Rock Lines in the Style of Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor and More
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Guitar Aerobics: One Week Sample Program

September 18, 2009
Seven days of exercises with techniques from alternate picking, strings skipping, and more
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