Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Rock

Future Rock: Shred Those Sequences

November 30, 2013
Harness the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic power of sequences to create more interesting lines.
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Future Rock: How to Build Long Lines from Motifs

October 26, 2013
Create long, flowing lines with a few simple motifs and some creative phrasing in this lesson from Chimaira's Emil Werstler.
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Fretboard Workshop: A Pentatonic Approach to Modes

October 12, 2013
The relationship between the modes and the pentatonic scale is closer than you might think.
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Fretboard Workshop: How to Improve Your Legato Technique

September 28, 2013
Develop a smoother sound and strengthen your fretting hand with Allen Hinds' look at all things legato.
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Warren Haynes: With a Little Help from My Friends

September 5, 2013
When Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule decided to celebrate their 20th anniversary with the two-disc Shout!, they invited 11 guests to create alternative versions of the songs the band had already recorded.
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Easy Riding with Stephen Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd

August 20, 2013
Forty-five years ago Stephen Stills and Mike Bloomfield contributed to the classic Super Session album. Stills returns to those blues-rock roots with the Rides—this time opposite Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
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Rhythm Rules: Syncopated 16th-Note Rhythms

August 17, 2013

Stay in the pocket! Learn how 16th-note rhythms work in funk, rock, and acoustic music.


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Album Review: Superchunk - "I Hate Music"

August 3, 2013
Melodic, gorgeously thick guitar hooks reign king throughout much of the 11 tracks
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Digging Deeper: Power Up Your Power Chords

July 27, 2013
Put those root-fifth shapes to work by using them to unlock more complex harmonies in your riffs.
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Rig Rundown - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell

July 27, 2013
We go inside Mike Campbell's drool-inducing lineup of vintage guitars and amps he brings on the road. Campbell's guitar tech, Steve Winstead, walks us through every guitar, amp, and pedal and lets us in on Campbell's time-tested formula for great tone. Here are some highlights.
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