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Beyond Blues: Matt Schofield’s Sophisticated Solos

November 28, 2015
Uncovering the soloing secrets used by one of modern blues’ masters.
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Cosmic Country: A Bad Case of the Bends

April 4, 2015
From crying pedal-steel sounds to aggressive, bluesy squeals, bending a string is all about feeling.
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Future Rock: 9 Essential Rock-Guitar Cliches

February 21, 2015
Explore the timeless licks of such rock masters as Clapton, Hendrix, Iommi, and Page.
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Cosmic Country: Ghost (Notes) in the Machine

January 17, 2015
One of Nashville’s young guns offers a primer on an essential technique.
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Beyond the Riffs: Mike Stern’s “Wishing Well”

January 15, 2015
The jazz-rock master takes us inside a tune from his latest collaboration with Eric Johnson.
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Deep Blues: The Triple Lindy

January 10, 2015
The King of Gristle serves up a generous portion of bluesy nuggets.
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Jazz Tricks: How to Play "Honeysuckle Rose"

December 6, 2014
Sometimes you should just ask yourself, “What would Django do?”
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Future Rock: Open Season on Open Strings

November 22, 2014
From bluegrass to metal, you can’t underestimate the power of the open string.
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Jazz Tricks: How to Play "Blue Bossa"

October 18, 2014
Get inside this jazz standard with a handful of useful concepts.
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Pluck ’Em! A Crash Course in Country Guitar

September 20, 2014
Grab a Tele and dig into this comprehensive look at the art of twang.
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