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The Guitarist's Guide to Writing Charts

November 29, 2014
There’s more than one way to make a quick-and-dirty chart that will get you through the gig.
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Electric Etudes: Andy Summers

November 15, 2014
The Police guitarist mixed up elements of reggae, punk, and new wave to create a singular style.
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Jazz Tricks: How to Play "Blue Bossa"

October 18, 2014
Get inside this jazz standard with a handful of useful concepts.
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Pluck ’Em! A Crash Course in Country Guitar

September 20, 2014
Grab a Tele and dig into this comprehensive look at the art of twang.
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Electric Etudes: Steve Morse

September 13, 2014
Delve into the technique and style of one of rock’s most versatile guitarists.
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Jazz Boot Camp: Quartal Harmony 101

September 6, 2014
Dig into the ambiguously beautiful sound of stacked fourths.
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Deep Cuts: Al Anderson’s “You’re Just Laughin’ Inside”

July 19, 2014
The former NRBQ frontman combines Cornell Dupree double-stops with a dulcet tone and lots of soul.
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Electric Etudes: “Dimebag” Darrell

June 28, 2014
Dig into the rhythm and lead styles of the legendary Texas shredder.
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Digging Deeper: African Guitar 101

June 14, 2014
Discover the subtle secrets of Africa’s most virtuosic guitarists.
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Rhythm Rules: Gypsy Jazz Primer

April 26, 2014
Decode some of Django’s musical mojo by exploring the basics of his rhythm guitar style.
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