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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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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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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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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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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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Electric Etudes: “Dimebag” Darrell

June 28, 2014
Dig into the rhythm and lead styles of the legendary Texas shredder.
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Exclusive Stream of Eric Johnson's "Europe Live"

June 17, 2014
The Strat master offers his take on each track from his latest live album.
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Shredmental: The Dancer and the Drummer

May 31, 2014
In his first column, the shredder behind Metalocalypse and Dethklok reveals his method for breaking down the most technically demanding phrases.
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