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Technique

Power Shred: Sweep and Tap

April 14, 2011
How to combine some sweeping arpeggio runs with both one- and two-handed tapping licks.
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Inside Jazz: Automatic Voicings

March 15, 2011
Exploring how you can use diminished and augmented shapes to create automatic voicings.
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Twang 101: Bending Double-Stops

March 10, 2011
Pretty much every country guitarist who has picked up a Tele has squeezed two notes together to emulate pedal steel licks or slide guitar.
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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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Fierce Guitar: Intervallic Arpeggios

February 15, 2011
Dave Martone shows you how to combine an intervallic approach to playing arpeggios with some wicked hybrid picking
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Going Up?

January 17, 2011
We’re in the process of exploring ways to make three-note voicings sound bigger than typical triads.
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Classical Techniques: Rest Strokes and Free Strokes for Solo Fingerstyle Guitar

December 21, 2010
The technique for playing “lead” on classical guitar is almost always a rest stroke.
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Combining Techniques

December 21, 2010
Creating new licks and sequences using string skipping, barring, and hammer-ons from nowhere.
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Tapping Technique: Bi-Dextral Hammer-Ons in the Style of Eddie Van Halen

December 21, 2010
Often referred to as two-hand tapping, this technique was revolutionized and popularized by Eddie Van Halen in the late 1970s (“Eruption,” 1978) and taken to extremes by guitarists such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Jennifer Batten, and jazz great Stanley Jordan.
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Hybrid-Picking Pals

December 21, 2010
Hybrid picking combines the power and speed of flatpicking with some benefits of a purely fingerstyle approach
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