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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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Deep Blues: Robben Ford, Part 1

July 18, 2012
Take a look at a few key elements of Robben Ford''s technique in our latest Deep Blues lesson.
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Beyond Blues: Chicago Blues Primer

July 9, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Understand the essential elements of Chicago blues. • Learn how to properly back up a harmonica player. • Create “looping” phrases that
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Digging Deeper: Polyrhythmic Fundamentals

July 9, 2012
Chops: Advanced Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Develop basic polyrhythmic techniques. • Learn how to superimpose different rhythms to make a “4-against-3” feel. • Understand how accents can imply
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Blues Basics: Saying More With Less

July 3, 2012
You can make a huge impact when soloing—for both the audience and yourself—when you break down the solo and use fewer notes.
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Future Rock: Country Shred

June 6, 2012
Get schooled where country and rock meet with some ripping hybrid picking lines and touches of Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins.
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Deep Blues: Freddie King's Texas Blues

May 22, 2012
Some techniques that are characteristic of the Texas Cannonball, Freddie King.
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Beyond Blues: The Soulful Otis Rush

May 11, 2012
Learn licks in the style of Chicago blues master Otis Rush.
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Diary of a So-Called Shredder: The Dreaded GIFO Disease

May 2, 2012
Do you suffer from GIFO? Read this lesson to find out! You''ll also find exercises to help develop alternate picking and sync your left and right hands.
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Future Rock: Pentatonic Chords

April 30, 2012
Learn how to create three-note pentatonic chords all over the neck.
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Orange Guitar: Relocation Licks

April 25, 2012
Learn how to relocate licks to different keys in Jim Campilongo''s latest lesson.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: A Snow Shovel or a Hair Dryer?

April 6, 2012
Learn how to switch between different alternate-picking patterns.
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Kick Out The Jams: Rhythmic Motifs 101

April 6, 2012
Learn a two-step process for expanding your musical vocabulary.
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Deep Blues: More Turnarounds of the Masters

April 4, 2012
Learn turnarounds in the style of Robben Ford, Matt Schofield, and Larry Carlton.
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Jazz Chops: Arpeggio Blowout

March 27, 2012
Learn how to connect arpeggios in all 12 keys and play ascending and descending shapes all over the neck.
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Beyond Blues: The Blues Phrasebook

March 9, 2012
Chops: Beginner Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Learn what not to do over a turnaround. Ever. • Create licks in the style of the three Kings. • Understand how
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Deep Blues: Double-Stop Madness

February 22, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Learn how to use hybrid picking to play double-stop licks. • Crate bluesy phrases in the style of Grant Green, Kenny Burrell,
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Beyond Blues: Roots Rock Primer

February 10, 2012
A few Americana-influenced blues licks that you will be able to get under your fingers quickly and use on the next Tuesday night blues jam.
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Digging Deeper: Let Your Line Shine

January 10, 2012
Today I want to explore ways to approach improvising long, fluid, rhythmically dynamic lines.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: The Guilty Pleasure of Sonic Bell-Bottoms

December 20, 2011
Decades passed, and at some point it occurred to me to revisit some of those lost licks of the ’70s. It was very much like looking at a pair of bell-bottom pants and thinking, “You know, those are actually pretty cool.”
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