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May 2014

Technique

Bluesy Bends: Half-step "Smears," 1 1/2 Step Overbends and More

July 20, 2010
Basic bends and the minor third bend are covered
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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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