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Chords

Rhythm & Grooves: Hybrid-Picking Pals

December 21, 2010
Hybrid picking combines the power and speed of flatpicking with some benefits of a purely fingerstyle approach
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Chord-Melody Improvisation: Solo Jazz Guitar Arrangement Over the Chord Changes of "Indiana"

December 21, 2010
Solo Jazz Guitar Arrangement Over the Chord Changes of "Indiana"
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Away in a Manger Arranged for Guitar

December 9, 2010
A traditional Christmas carol arranged for guitar
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Deep Blues: Target Tones - Tighten Up Your Blues Soloing

November 29, 2010
A cool strategy to use over a 12-bar blues to land on the coolest notes of each chord
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Rhythm & Grooves: The Bead Game

November 16, 2010
Navigate a chord progression with the smallest possible shifts between notes.
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Triads & Pedal-Tones: The Building Blocks for Great Guitar Riffs

November 16, 2010
Triads are three-note chords and form the basis for many of rock’s classic riffs.
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Peaks and Valleys

November 16, 2010
12-bar blues in a jazzy context
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Jazz Turnarounds: Improvisation Studies Based on the Last Two Measures of a Jazz-Blues Progression

November 16, 2010
Improvisation Studies Based on the Last Two Measures of a Jazz-Blues Progression
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Rockabilly Rhythm Basics

November 9, 2010
Learn finger independence to perfect the Travis picking style necessary for gritty rockabilly rhythm parts
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Rhythm & Grooves: Wheels Within Wheels

October 20, 2010
Learning comping from B-3 and electric piano.
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The Generic Word "Go"

October 20, 2010
Dressing up standard chords
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Deep Blues: Turnarounds With Triads

August 31, 2010
Using triads to illustrate how to construct turnarounds
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Altered Scales and Chords

August 17, 2010
A look at popular altered chords, scales, and arpeggios.
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Funky Rhythm Guitar: Slippery Slide, Scratch Chords, Essential Voicings, and More

August 17, 2010
The half-step (one-fret) slide is a common trick that will add a little spice to your rhythm parts.
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The Lydian Mode

August 17, 2010
Talking modes and how to use them right.
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Partido Alto: Latin Jazz Rhythm for Guitar

August 17, 2010
Partido alto is a type of funky samba that is played in more urban areas with smaller ensembles.
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That Can Be Arranged: 3 + 7 = Music

August 12, 2010
Bill Piburn details how to use the third and sevenths of chords to open the fingerboard and allow the other fingers and strings freedom to play chord extensions
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Deep Blues: Creative Comping - Developing Dominant 7th Chords

August 6, 2010
Cool ideas to offer unique sounds to your rhythm playing
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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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