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Technique

Master Ultra-Fast Runs with Linear Tapping

July 20, 2010
Learn Greg Howe''s linear tapping approach
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Pedal-Steel Effect

June 16, 2010
Imitating pedal steel sounds on the guitar by using volume swells, bends, and vibrato
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Building Chops: Left-Hand Strength and Coordination

May 18, 2010
Legato Exercises for Increasing Left-Hand Strength and Coordination
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Hot Banjo Rolls

May 18, 2010
Country Pickin’ in the Style of Albert Lee, Ray Flacke, James Burton, and Others
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Colorful String Skipping

May 18, 2010
Producing colorful passages by emphasizing select notes within a scale.
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Detailed Diminished V

April 29, 2010
In the fifth installment of the series, our focus will begin to shift on application of the diminished idea into more pragmatic areas
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Whammy Roar: Executing the "Mad Elephant"

April 15, 2010
Cooking up a roar with your whammy and distortion
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Advanced Fingerstyle Techniques: Slapped Harmonics, Tremoloed Bass Notes, and More

April 15, 2010
Add to your techniques with Michael-Hedges, Tuck Andress and even Bootsy Collins-inspired techniques
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Detailed Diminished IV

March 19, 2010
Resolving diminished chords or arpeggios to a minor chord in minor keys
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Classical Tremolo: Exercises for Building Clear and Even Right-Hand Articulation

February 11, 2010
The classical guitar approach to the tremolo technique
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String Skipping; Sequences for Wide-Interval Guitar Shredding

February 11, 2010
String skipping can add more color to standard licks by automatically introducing wider intervals.
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Three-Note-Per-String Variables

February 11, 2010
Break out of your ruts with three-note-per-string variables
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Detailed Diminished II

January 22, 2010
Continue learning the fundamentals that Jeff Beasley is presenting in this series on the Locrian/diminished scale.
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Chicken Pickin': Let Your Fingers Do the Clucking

January 14, 2010
Chicken pickin’ is a technique that involves muting notes, or choking them, to produce a percussive snap that, to many listeners, conjures up the sound of a chicken “clucking.”
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Bach Partita No. 3, Part 3

January 6, 2010
The third part of Bach''s Partita No. 3 has a beautiful harmony and some very challenging spots.
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Detailed Diminished I

December 22, 2009
Learning the basics of the diminished scale so you can apply it to your playing
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Fingerpicking Variations: Embellishing with Add-Ons and Drop-Offs

December 17, 2009
To vary a picking pattern, you can add notes to a basic chord, or drop notes.
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Bach Partita No. 3, Part 2

December 11, 2009
Mike Campese continues his take on an arrangement of a classical Bach piece
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Octave Arpeggios: Stacking Triad Shapes to Span More Ground

November 18, 2009
Looking at triad arpeggios in major, minor, diminished and augmented
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Legato Exercises

October 21, 2009
Rusty Cooley offers up some exercises to perfect your legato technique
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