Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Scales

Shred Your Enthusiasm: I Meant To Do That

April 19, 2011
Crafting solos by playing well-selected notes on purpose because you like the way they sound, not just because they happen to fall in a convenient spot where your fingers were going anyway.
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Twang 101: Cascading Scales

April 6, 2011
Combing fretted notes along with open strings is a great way to beef up any simple melody by creating bell-like tones and adding more complexity to the harmony.
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Deep Blues: Blues on the Move - Transitional Blues Licks

April 5, 2011
A look at a few blues licks that use the modes to transition from one chord the next.
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Power Shred: Diminished Sweeps

February 28, 2011
Herman Li''s debut lesson looks at getting more out of your licks through diminished chords and hammer-ons and pull-offs
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Deep Blues: Modal Blues

February 25, 2011
How to utilize the modes of the major scale to enhance your soloing.
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Deep Blues: Pentatonic Passing Tones

January 26, 2011
Spice up the minor pentatonic scale by adding some cool passing tones
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Super Locrian Improv: Jazz-Rock Fusion Applications for this Mode of the Melodic Minor Scale

January 17, 2011
A useful mode of the melodic minor is known as Super Locrian. This is the seventh mode of melodic minor.
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Lethal Guitar: Lydian Jumpstart

December 30, 2010
Using the Lydian mode in the style of Steve Vai
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Alternate Pentatonics

December 21, 2010
Take a simple pentatonic scale and really turn it upside down by changing the harmonic context in which we use it.
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The Secondary Blues Box: Pattern and Licks from the "Other" Popular Anchor Point

November 16, 2010
Exploring a shape used by Mike Bloomfield and Robben Ford
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