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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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Triad Arpeggios Applied

January 6, 2011
Using triad arpeggios over a progression to make your playing more melodic.
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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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Combining Techniques

December 21, 2010
Creating new licks and sequences using string skipping, barring, and hammer-ons from nowhere.
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All That Remains: Against the Wind

December 21, 2010
Oli Herbert and Mike Martin of All That Remains talk about their new album, "For We Are Many," how John Mayer and the blues figure into their band dynamic, and how they couldn’t care less what orthodox headbangers think of their melodic metal.
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Tapping Technique: Bi-Dextral Hammer-Ons in the Style of Eddie Van Halen

December 21, 2010
Often referred to as two-hand tapping, this technique was revolutionized and popularized by Eddie Van Halen in the late 1970s (“Eruption,” 1978) and taken to extremes by guitarists such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Jennifer Batten, and jazz great Stanley Jordan.
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Paganini Caprice No. 1, Part 3

December 3, 2010
The next section of Niccolo Paganini''s Caprice No. 1 will do wonders for your sweep picking technique and other areas of your playing.
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Melody Coming Through

November 16, 2010
The difference between playing as fast as possible and really saying something
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Lethal Guitar: Naturally Harmonic

November 5, 2010
Playing different types of harmonics on the guitar produces some “chime-like” tones that, when used in the right context, can give your playing an interesting twist.
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Paganini Caprice No. 1, Part 2

October 12, 2010
Mike Campese continues his arrangement of a classic
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Interview: Joe Satriani - Into the Wormhole

September 29, 2010
Satch on the "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards" recording and songwriting process, juggling Chickenfoot with solo material, and the gear he can''t get enough of
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Old-School Picking Drills

September 21, 2010
Old school picking drills from Rusty Cooley
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Sweep Leap: Excercises for Sweeping Diatonic Arpeggios

September 21, 2010
Exercises to hep you work on your speed
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Paganini Caprice No. 1, Part 1

September 16, 2010
Mike Campese arranges a violin classic from Niccolo Paganini for guitar
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Shred Guitar Roundtable: Rusty Cooley, Oli Herbert, Mike Orlando, and Jeff Beasley

September 10, 2010
Shredders lend five licks with video, tab, and description for this mega-lesson
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Interview: Paul Gilbert - Mr. Shred-Jangles

August 17, 2010
Long dogged and annoyed by the “shred” epithet, Paul Gilbert uses engrained jangle-pop sensibilities, deft tone selection, and jaw-dropping licks to prove he can’t be pigeonholed— even on an all-instrumental album like his new Fuzz Universe
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String Skipping in Electric City

August 13, 2010
String skipping exercises using lines from Mike Campese''s latest album.
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Master Ultra-Fast Runs with Linear Tapping

July 20, 2010
Learn Greg Howe''s linear tapping approach
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Shredding the Modes

July 8, 2010
Mike uses everything you''ve learned in the previous Modal lessons to show you how to solo over a modal progression.
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Arpeggio Madness!

June 16, 2010
Three examples using legato and string-skipping trad sequences.
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