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Technique

Kick Out The Jams: Look Mom! Two Hands!

June 8, 2012
A few tapping ideas that I’ve been using lately and hopefully get a few of you to develop calluses on “the other hand.”
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Digging Deeper: The Diving-Board Effect

May 11, 2012
Learn how to relieve tension in both your picking and fretting hands.
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Fretboard Workshop: Avoiding Practice

May 11, 2012
Learn how to transform otherwise boring exercises into musical phrases.
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Orange Guitar: Relocation Licks

April 25, 2012
Learn how to relocate licks to different keys in Jim Campilongo''s latest lesson.
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The Shredder’s Guide to the Double Upstroke

March 20, 2012
Unlock the secrets of the double upstroke and how to impress girls at Disney World.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: 250 Years of "Scarified"

March 9, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Learn the correct way to steal from the classical masters. • Understand the “real” way to play “Scarified.” • Create long, flowing
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Future Rock: Tap, Sweep, and Shred

March 5, 2012
Create long phrases that combine right- and left-hand tapping and learn to make your position shifts as smooth as possible in this lesson.
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Deep Blues: Double-Stop Madness

February 22, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Learn how to use hybrid picking to play double-stop licks. • Crate bluesy phrases in the style of Grant Green, Kenny Burrell,
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Beyond Blues: Slip Slidin' Away

January 10, 2012
The sound of slide guitar is incredibly intoxicating. I’ve always been drawn to it because of the singing, vocal quality that it has—so emotional and expressive.
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Fretboard Workshop: A Bitter Pill to Swallow

January 10, 2012
I had been in the hospital for nearly four months with a heart condition. Two of those months I just laid flat in bed. So when I got back home and started to play again, I tried to pick up where I had left off. Wrong!
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Deep Blues: Rolling the Blues

November 30, 2011
This month we’re going to take a look at how to roll the fingers across the strings.
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Beyond Blues: Stealin' from the Steel

November 15, 2011
I love the pedal steel, but I am entirely too lazy to sit down behind one and learn all those crazy tunings.
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Rhythm & Grooves: Exercise Your Independence

November 15, 2011
Another aspect of fingerstyle technique: fretting-finger independence.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: The Oldsmobile Rides Again

November 15, 2011
After the show, my bandmates and I piled back into my newly purchased but very previously owned Oldsmobile and headed back into farm country where the chickens and our guitars awaited us.
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Rhythm & Grooves: Picking on the Ring Finger

October 18, 2011
This month we begin a series of lessons that focus on developing fingerstyle chops.
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