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Rock

Devo: Bastardizing the Blues

September 21, 2010
Bob Mothersbaugh deconstructs how his love of blues masters and a de-evolutionary approach to playing and gear helped Devo revolutionize popular music.
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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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Lethal Guitar: Southern Rock Gods

July 29, 2010
Licks in the style of Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, James Gang and more.
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Unsung Heroes: Exploring the Legacy of Forgotten ’60s Rockers

July 20, 2010
Why you shouldn''t forget about Vinny Martell, Zal Yanovsky, Gene Cornish, John Cipollina, Michael Monarch, Randy California, Dick Wagner, Erik Braunn, Jerry Miller, Eddie Philips, and Roy Wood
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Toggle-Switch Mania: Creating Cool Sounds with Multi-Pickup Guitars

July 20, 2010
Produce an alternating timbre effect using your toggle switch
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Arpeggio Madness!

June 16, 2010
Three examples using legato and string-skipping trad sequences.
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Secrets of the Masters: The Doobie Brothers "China Grove"

June 16, 2010
What the master tapes tell us about this Doobie Brothers track
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Suspended Chords

June 16, 2010
Understanding and using sus2 and sus4 voicings
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Interview: The Return of Pat Travers

June 3, 2010
Pat Travers is back with a new album, FIDELIS, and a new outlook on gear (the ADA Flanger is out!)
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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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Building Chops: Left-Hand Strength and Coordination

May 18, 2010
Legato Exercises for Increasing Left-Hand Strength and Coordination
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Colorful String Skipping

May 18, 2010
Producing colorful passages by emphasizing select notes within a scale.
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Secrets of the Masters - "Looks That Kill" by Mötley Crüe

April 15, 2010
Dissecting the foundations of Mötley Crüe''s sound
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Interview: John Roth - Meet Giant's New Guitarist

March 23, 2010
Giant''s new guitar player talks songwriting and playing techniques, influences, gear and replacing Dann Huff.
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Pete Townshend: On Guitar-Smashing Regrets, Stylistic Evolution, and Becoming a Gear Aficionado

March 11, 2010
The Premier Guitar Pete Townshend interview: Why he''s playing Eric Clapton Strats; his favorite instruments for home and studio; leaving Marshalls behind; hearing loss; and the future.
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Interview: The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd on Crazy Guitar Sounds and Vintage Gear

March 4, 2010
The Flaming Lips'' Steven Drozd is a man of many hats - keyboard, guitar and drums. Luckily for us, funky vintage gear nut is one of them.
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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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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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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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Displaced Accents and Polyrhythms

January 14, 2010
Greg Howe shares a method to help in improvisation
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