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Technique

Legato Exercises

October 21, 2009
Rusty Cooley offers up some exercises to perfect your legato technique
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Lute Tuning: Tackling the World’s Oldest Tuning

October 21, 2009
Lute tuning is one of the oldest known tunings; learn how to do it, and a song that uses it.
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Call and Response: Phrasing Ideas for Creating Memorable Solos

October 21, 2009
How to pull of the conversational call-and-response technique popular in blues soloing
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Arpeggio Licks

October 8, 2009
Mike Campese shares arpeggio licks from his instructional video, Virtuoso Rock Fusion Concepts.
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Guitar Aerobics: One Week Sample Program

September 18, 2009
Seven days of exercises with techniques from alternate picking, strings skipping, and more
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Hip Lines

September 9, 2009
Three hip lines with a modern blues-rock feel
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Double Stop Licks: Country-style Dyad Phrases

August 19, 2009
Spice up your country chops with double stop licks
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Fire Good

August 19, 2009
Rusty Cooley shares ideas from a song he co-wrote with Derek Sherinian
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Cool Techniques: Volume Swells

August 19, 2009
Learn to use volume swells like Yngwie and slap and pop like a funk expert
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Punchy Legato

July 22, 2009
A hybrid texture of legato and staccato playing
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