August

Metal

Rig Rundown - The Melvins' King Buzzo

July 15, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up the Melvins guitarist King Buzzo. In this segment, Buzzo walks through his current live setup which includes a double-cutaway Electrical Guitar Company guitar (based on Les Paul specs), Sunn head, Carver power amps, MXR effects pedals and a Hiwatt 4x12.
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Rig Rundown - Valient Thorr's Eidan & Sadat

July 15, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Madison, WI, where he catches up with Valient Thorr's guitarists Eidan Thorr & Sadat Thorr. In this segment, both Eidan and Sadat walk us through their rigs which include Marshall JCM800 50 watt heads, Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabs loaded with Celestion Vintage 30s, and the few pedals they use are an Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer, Electro-Harmonix POG, and Creation Audio Labs Boost/Overdrive.
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Rig Rundown - Deftones' Stephen Carpenter

July 9, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Madison, WI, where he catches up with Deftones' guitarist Stephen Carpenter and they chat about gear. In this segment, Stephen walks us through both his digital and his analog rig, which includes ZVex, MXR and Dunlop pedals running parallel with the computer program Guitar Rig. In addition, he shows off his two Marshall power amps and his collection of signature ESP guitars.
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Arpeggio Madness!

June 16, 2010
Three examples using legato and string-skipping trad sequences.
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The Modes, part 5: Tetrachords

June 10, 2010
This lesson will introduce a concept called tetrachords and give you some examples on how to construct scales with them and to help you master the modes across the fretboard much easier.
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Detailed Diminished VI

May 25, 2010
The Detailed Diminished series wraps up with resolutions and ways to launch the diminished idea from a blues scale.
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The Nine Strings of Hell: An Interview With High on Fire's Matt Pike

May 18, 2010
High on Fire’s Matt Pike discusses the ungodly heft of his nine-string First Act axe and the inglorious life of being an uncompromising metal torchbearer.
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The Modes, part 4: Playing Across the Fingerboard

May 7, 2010
In this lesson, Mike shows you how to play each mode across the fingerboard with extended patterns.
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Detailed Diminished V

April 29, 2010
In the fifth installment of the series, our focus will begin to shift on application of the diminished idea into more pragmatic areas
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The Modes, part 3: Modal Lines

April 7, 2010
Continue your modal education with lines from the F# Ionian, E Dorian, A Phrygian and C Lydian scales.
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Rig Rundown - Exodus' Gary Holt

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Exodus guitarist, Gary Holt. In this segment, Gary Holt talks about his upcoming Schecter signature guitar, his current live setup, the new DVD - Shovel Headed Tour Machine - and their forthcoming album - Exhibit B: The Human Condition.
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Rig Rundown - Exodus' Lee Altus

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Exodus guitarist, Lee Altus. In this segment, Lee Altus talks about his current live setup, the new DVD - Shovel Headed Tour Machine - and their forthcoming album - Exhibit B: The Human Condition.

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Rig Rundown - Arch Enemy's Christopher & Michael Amott

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Arch Enemy's guitarists Christopher Amott and Michael Amott. In this segment, the Amott brothers talk about this current live setup - guitars, amplifiers and effects - and how they recorded The Root of All Evil.
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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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The Modes, Part 2

March 4, 2010
Modal Progressions: F# Ionian, E Dorian, A Phrygian and C Lydian
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Detailed Diminished III

February 19, 2010
A look at the three diminished forms, and how to apply them with a "normal" resolution.
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Secrets of the Masters: "I'm Eighteen" by Alice Cooper

February 11, 2010
Breaking down the mix of one of Alice Coopers breakthrough hits
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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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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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