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Scales

Diary of a So-Called Shredder: Symmetrical Dancing

August 1, 2012
Test your skills with some blazing licks incorporating the symmetrical diminished scale.
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Future Rock: Tap This!

July 25, 2012
Three killer licks that combine left- and right-hand tapping, legato techniques, and some sweep picking.
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Fretboard Workshop: The 12-Tone Shuffle

July 9, 2012
Chops: Advanced Theory: Advanced Lesson Overview: • Understand how to create and use 12-tone rows. • Develop musical motifs by altering tone rows. • Combine string skipping and octave
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Digging Deeper: A New Way to Practice Scales

June 8, 2012
By zoning in on one simple scale or pattern in the book and creating my own exercises based on that scale, I was able to extract a huge amount of information from one simple source, while simultaneously absorbing it into my vocabulary in a personal way.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Music Appreciation

June 8, 2012
What sort of things would I experiment with? Why, the blues scale of course. And then I’d share my results with you. Here they are.
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Fretboard Workshop: Avoiding Practice

May 11, 2012
Learn how to transform otherwise boring exercises into musical phrases.
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Digging Deeper: One Scale to Rule Them All

February 10, 2012
The jazz melodic minor scale is a very important improvisational tool.
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Kick Out The Jams: Both Sides of the Field - Outside Playing 101

February 10, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Incorporate more “outside” sounds into your playing. • Learn to use half-diminished and diminished arpeggios over dominant chords. • Create lines that
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Future Rock: Pentatonic Derby

January 26, 2012
The pentatonic scale is where it all begins. However, I have found a few new ways to make it a little more interesting.
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Digging Deeper: Let Your Line Shine

January 10, 2012
Today I want to explore ways to approach improvising long, fluid, rhythmically dynamic lines.
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