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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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That Can Be Arranged: In Sync With Syncopation

June 21, 2011
Syncopation or syncopated rhythm is any rhythm that puts emphasis on a beat or subdivision of a beat that is not usually emphasized.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: The Super-Hendrix Scale

June 14, 2011
The reason that this scale is so groundbreaking to me is that it gives me something unique to do over the V chord in a blues progression.
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Beyond Blues: Hexatonic Scales

June 14, 2011
To keep things simple, we are going to investigate how to combine major triads a whole-step apart.
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Twang 101: Truckerbilly Grooves

June 7, 2011
Truckerbilly tunes tend to tap into more of the "hillbilly" side of rockabilly. This lesson will give you some new ways to play over a shuffle.
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Deep Blues: Albert King - Bendin' the Blues

May 24, 2011
Learn how to add quarter-step bends to blues phrases and create blues licks in the style of Albert King
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Beyond Blues: The Composite Blues Scale

May 17, 2011
As we know, a standard blues progression is made up of three dominant-7th chords—the I, IV, and V. This month, we’re going to look at some cool ways to
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