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The Secondary Blues Box: Pattern and Licks from the "Other" Popular Anchor Point

November 16, 2010
Exploring a shape used by Mike Bloomfield and Robben Ford
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The Sky's the Limit

November 16, 2010
A rut-busting exercise using restrictions to move into new territory
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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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Lethal Guitar: Naturally Harmonic

November 5, 2010
Playing different types of harmonics on the guitar produces some “chime-like” tones that, when used in the right context, can give your playing an interesting twist.
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Deep Blues: Bending - Essential Techniques for Blues Soloing

November 4, 2010
Work on developing your ears and muscles to execute accurate bends for a vocal style of playing
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Funky Blues: Rhythm Guitar Styles of Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Others

October 20, 2010
Rhythm Guitar Styles of Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Others
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Breaking the "Box" Barrier: Moving Seamlessly from One Position to the Next

October 20, 2010
Going beyond the pentatonic scale forms to open up the neck
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Rhythm & Grooves: Wheels Within Wheels

October 20, 2010
Learning comping from B-3 and electric piano.
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Applying the Altered Scale

October 20, 2010
Elaborating on the altered scale shapes with licks built from last month''s ideas.
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Jazzy Chromatics: Embellish Your Single-Note Lines by Using Chromatic Motion Between Chord Tones

October 20, 2010
Common lines highlighting chromatic motion between the fifth and sixth degree of the major chord
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Twang 101: Open String Licks

October 13, 2010
Using open strings sounds great and increases efficiency
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Deep Blues: Hammer-ons and Pull-offs - Essential Techniques for Blues Soloing

October 5, 2010
Mastering hammer-ons and pull-offs is one of the best things you can do to take you from a beginning blues player to the level of blues soloist
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Lethal Guitar: Bending Basics

September 30, 2010
String bending is one of the most fundamental tools any guitarist should have in their quiver.
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Old-School Picking Drills

September 21, 2010
Old school picking drills from Rusty Cooley
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Sweep Leap: Excercises for Sweeping Diatonic Arpeggios

September 21, 2010
Exercises to hep you work on your speed
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Twang 101: Bending Behind the Nut

September 8, 2010
Bending behind the nut is a difficult but inspiring technique used by Jimmy Page, Roy Buchanan, and Jim Campilongo
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Blues Lick·Tionary: Four Phrases to Add to Your Repertoire

August 17, 2010
Key phrases and licks for blues players
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Altered Scales and Chords

August 17, 2010
A look at popular altered chords, scales, and arpeggios.
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Twang 101: Chicken-Pickin' Triads

August 12, 2010
Applying chicken-pickin'' techniques to triads
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