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Twang 101: Pedal Steel Bends 101

August 24, 2011
In this lesson, we will look at pedal steel bends that are based out of common triad shapes.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Reticulated Python Eats Bear

August 16, 2011
Can I bite off a giant arpeggio and digest it in one bear-sized piece? Or will I get better results from dividing up the arpeggio into smaller segments I can digest gradually over time?
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Deep Blues: Turnarounds of the Masters

August 9, 2011
Several turnaround phrases in the style of Eric Clapton, B.B. King and Ronnie Earl.
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The Thinking Shredder: Tapping Into the Unusual

August 2, 2011
Today, we are going to look at an unusual way of combining right- and left-hand tapping with some basic scale shapes.
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Twang 101: Chicken Pickin' Intervals

July 26, 2011
Understanding how the fretboard work horizontally was quite a revelation. It forced me to get away from position-based playing and actually think about the intervals between notes.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Thanksgiving at Ted Nugent's House

July 19, 2011
This month, I want to show you how to play minor seven flat five, and why it sounds so good.
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Inside Jazz: Alphabetic Junctions

July 19, 2011
If we take the English alphabet and display it alongside a scalar series, the two separate systems become a device that can translate the language of words into one of melodies.
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Beyond Blues: The Bends

July 19, 2011
Bending strings is one of the coolest guitar techniques, and when it comes to playing blues, bends are essential.
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Power Shred: Visualizing the Modes

July 6, 2011
In this column we are going to look at some ways to visualize the notes on the fretboard.
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Twang 101: Life in the Doghouse

June 29, 2011
In this month''s lesson we will beef up a Travis picking rhythm guitar part with bass fills.
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