August

Rock

World Gone Shred: Bulgarian Odd-Meter Riffage

June 20, 2015
The combination of well-placed accents, a strong sense of rhythm, and some Bulgarian influences will add an edge of excitement to your playing.
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Digging Deeper: Crafting Layered Guitar Parts

June 6, 2015
Such studio masters as Jimmy Page and Robert Smith are known for weaving multiple guitar parts into compelling sonic tapestries.
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Electric Etudes: Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell

May 30, 2015
One of the heaviest guitarists to come out of Seattle’s grunge scene, Jerry Cantrell combined flashes of Hendrix with glimpses of Sabbath.
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Fretboard Workshop: Revisualize the Pentatonic Scale

May 16, 2015
Draw inspiration from Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson, and Joe Diorio and forge a new approach to a time-tested scale.
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World Gone Shred: Slide Guitar Hijinks

May 9, 2015
Combine the soulfulness of slide guitar with a shredder’s ethos.
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Future Rock: Polymetric Prog-Rock Licks

May 2, 2015
Combine multiple time signatures into angular, finger-twisting riffs.
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Electric Etudes: Foo Fighters

April 18, 2015
Climb inside riffs inspired by one of rock’s biggest bands.
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Digging Deeper: Practicing with Loops

April 11, 2015
Move past the metronome and improve your groove with these creative tips.
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Future Rock: Pentatonic Transitions

March 28, 2015
Unlock the fretboard with a few key shapes, some practice, and a healthy dose of experimentation.
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Digging Deeper: Open-G Tricks

March 14, 2015
Get inside one of the guitar’s most versatile open tunings.
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Electric Etudes: U2’s The Edge

February 28, 2015
Explore the techniques used by U2’s sonic architect.
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Future Rock: 9 Essential Rock-Guitar Cliches

February 21, 2015
Explore the timeless licks of such rock masters as Clapton, Hendrix, Iommi, and Page.
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Digging Deeper: Twin-Guitar Harmonies

February 7, 2015
You don’t need two guitarists to play compelling harmonized lines.
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Electric Etudes: David Gilmour

January 31, 2015
We dissect some of the legendary Pink Floyd guitarist's most identifiable rhythm and lead techniques.
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Electric Etudes: Eddie Van Halen Techniques

December 13, 2014
Learn essential licks from one of the most influential guitarists of all time.
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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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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

November 13, 2014
Guitarists Justin Adams and Liam “Skin” Tyson take us inside the making of Plant’s widest-ranging solo album to date.
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Beyond the Riffs: Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s McGee

November 1, 2014
Learn how to play five riffs from the progressive rockers’ latest album, Similar Skin.
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Electric Etudes: Ty Tabor

October 11, 2014
Learn how the King's X guitarist combined drop-tuned riffs with plenty of groove.
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