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Technique

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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Harmonics: Melodic Applications

July 22, 2009
Learn how to use harmonics to spice up your playing.
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Pentatonic Tuning: C, F, C, G, A, D

February 16, 2009
Instructions for pentatonic tuning, and a tune to try it out.
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Diminished Rock

February 11, 2009
Mike looks at the Diminished Dorian with some examples from his Melodic Shred lesson
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Octave Displacement Exercises

December 19, 2008
Mike Campese discusses octave displacement, a technique that can break the monotony of scales.
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The Melodic Minor Scale

December 19, 2008
A look at the Melodic minor, along with a few bars of "Carol of the Bells" to demonstrate.
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Sweep Picking

October 22, 2008
Sweep picking is a popular technique among shred guitarists and it is used in many styles of music.
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"Moto Perpetuo" by Niccolo Paganini

March 17, 2008
This classical violin piece with help hone your technique with constant sixteenth notes.
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Connecting Scale Patterns

April 12, 2007
Many players practice scales in different positions but don’t know how to connect them for fluid lines that weave across the neck
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Practicing Smartly

March 16, 2007
Practicing Smartly Hi there guitar fanatics, and welcome to the first of many monthly columns for Premier Guitar. I thought I’d start my first installment from the bottom up
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