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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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