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Elf Licks of Doom

December 6, 2011
I thought we’d explore a giant monster lick from “Emberfall,” a song from my album, Machine Elves.
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Rig Rundown - The Aristocrats' Guthrie Govan

November 21, 2011
The gear Govan used on the Aristocrats 2011 US Tour.
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Dream Theater: Drama Kings

September 20, 2011
Dream Theater’s twin shred deities—guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung—discuss the hoopla over founding drummer Mike Portnoy’s departure, their tendon-thrashing hand workouts, and the recording of their latest epic, A Dramatic Turn of Events.
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Interview: Anthrax - The Long Road to Worship Music

September 12, 2011
Scott Ian, Rob Caggiano, and Charlie Benante discuss the long-awaited, new studio release from Anthrax, reuniting with original singer Joey Belladonna, and how an Anthrax song comes together.
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The Thinking Shredder: Tapping Into the Unusual

August 2, 2011
Today, we are going to look at an unusual way of combining right- and left-hand tapping with some basic scale shapes.
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Last Chance to Reason: The Other M

July 19, 2011
Maine-based mathcore brainiacs Last Chance to Reason meld face-melting chops with mind-bending music theory and their own epic "Metroid"-style video game to mutate every notion you have about youth, metal, and gaming culture.
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Interview: George Lynch - Kill All Control

July 12, 2011
Extreme multi-tasker George Lynch talks recording, playing live, and fearless approach to building guitars with poisonous wood.
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GALLERY: Randy Rhoads' Original Jackson Concorde Vs

June 22, 2011
A look into the inspection and measuring process of Randy Rhoads'' original Concordes.
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The Thinking Shredder: Speed, Accuracy, and Dexterity

April 25, 2011
Breaking down large musical ideas and examples into manageable parts and practicing them over and over to develop speed.
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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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