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Detailed Diminished IV

March 19, 2010
Resolving diminished chords or arpeggios to a minor chord in minor keys
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Repeating Licks: Pentatonic Lead Basics

March 11, 2010
Repeating patterns using the A minor pentatonic scale that you can use when soloing.
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Passing Tones

March 11, 2010
Greg Howe shares a method to spice up solos: passing tones.
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The Modes, Part 2

March 4, 2010
Modal Progressions: F# Ionian, E Dorian, A Phrygian and C Lydian
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String Skipping; Sequences for Wide-Interval Guitar Shredding

February 11, 2010
String skipping can add more color to standard licks by automatically introducing wider intervals.
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Three-Note-Per-String Variables

February 11, 2010
Break out of your ruts with three-note-per-string variables
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The Modes, Part 1

February 4, 2010
In a new series from Mike Campese, learn what modes are and how to use them in any key and position.
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Detailed Diminished II

January 22, 2010
Continue learning the fundamentals that Jeff Beasley is presenting in this series on the Locrian/diminished scale.
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Pre-War Blues Licks: Swing/Jump Electric Lines a la Charlie Christian

January 14, 2010
This batch of licks comes from the swing jazz and jump blues era of the late 1930s and early 1940s.
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Exotic Scales: Infuse Exciting Sounds Into Your Solos

January 14, 2010
Hungarian, Hindu and Japanese scales to infuse flavor into your solos
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Chicken Pickin': Let Your Fingers Do the Clucking

January 14, 2010
Chicken pickin’ is a technique that involves muting notes, or choking them, to produce a percussive snap that, to many listeners, conjures up the sound of a chicken “clucking.”
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Bach Partita No. 3, Part 3

January 6, 2010
The third part of Bach''s Partita No. 3 has a beautiful harmony and some very challenging spots.
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Detailed Diminished I

December 22, 2009
Learning the basics of the diminished scale so you can apply it to your playing
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Blues Endings: Common Tags to Bring the Song to an Effective Conclusion

December 17, 2009
A blues ending, often referred to as a blues tag, is a phrase usually executed by the person playing the final solo in a blues number, signifying the end of the song.
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Jazz Melodic Minor Scale: The Real Jazz Sound for Melodic Soloing

December 17, 2009
The jazz or “real” melodic minor scale is simply a major scale with a lowered 3rd degree.
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Funk Blues Licks

February 16, 2009
Dennis McCumber shares some blues licks in the style of Freddie King and Albert Collins
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Diminished Rock

February 11, 2009
Mike looks at the Diminished Dorian with some examples from his Melodic Shred lesson
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