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State of the Stomp: Record a Video Demo!

November 5, 2014
How to sound and look great on YouTube.
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Track Breakdown: Jimmy Herring - "Curfew"

October 30, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is on location at Manifold Recording in North Carolina where he catches up with guitarist Jimmy Herring and talks with him about some of the licks and riffs featured in one of his new songs, "Curfew."
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Video Lesson - Acoustic Blues - Piedmont

February 8, 2012
Check out Mike Cramer play Boogie-Woogie Acoustic Blues in his February 2012 lesson column "Style Sessions: Acoustic Blues" for Premier Guitar. Click here to read the full lesson online, with free notation.
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Video Lesson - Acoustic Blues - Boogie Woogie

February 8, 2012
Check out Mike Cramer play Delta Acoustic Blues in his February 2012 lesson column "Style Sessions: Acoustic Blues" for Premier Guitar. Click here to read the full lesson online, with free notation.
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Video Lesson - Acoustic Blues - Delta

February 8, 2012
Check out Mike Cramer play Delta Acoustic Blues in his February 2012 lesson column "Style Guide: Acoustic Blues" for Premier Guitar. Click here to read the full lesson online, with free notation.
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Video Lesson - The Rumble Seat: A Fretless Bass Manifesto by Juan Alderete

November 21, 2011
PG columnist Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta, Racer-X, Big Sir) talks about the basics and philosophy of approaching the fretless bass in his December 2011 print magazine column, which can be read in its entirety online and for free here.
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That Can Be Arranged: Chords That Keep On Giving

October 12, 2011
I tend to be a bit obsessive when working on a technique or concept and recently diminished harmony has been filling my time.
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Acoustic Adventures: Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes - Inside The Cuckoo’s Nest

July 12, 2011
An arrangement of the flatpicking standard, The Cuckoo''s Nest
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Video Lesson: Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal's "Strangles"

August 24, 2010
Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal presents a lesson on his song "Strangles" from his 1995 debut, "The Adventures of Bumblefoot. The album is being re-released this year through Shrapnel Records. Check out the entire lesson, including tab, audio, and an interview with Thal here.
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Video Lesson - Rusty Cooley "Legato"

October 21, 2009
PG's columnist Rusty Cooley demonstrates his November column "Legato" and its corresponding tab. This month Rusty strives to push your legato development in a one octave A Natural Minor scale. Am consists of A, B, C, D, E, F and G, resolving again to A.

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Video Lesson - "Open String Fling"

October 19, 2009
PG's Pat Smith walks us through his lesson "Open String Fling" published in the November '09 issue of Premier Guitar.

In this video lesson, Pat gives us some insight, advice and examples to whiz up and down the fretboard with speed and flair by using open string licks and phrases. These types of licks often heard and seen in country chicken-pickin', flamenco, bluegrass and even Pat's hero Lenny Breau. It involves adding in open strings between the fingered notes so that you get "a nutty cascade of coolness" with relative ease. In addition to the cascading coolness, you get a droning effect from the open strings creating an illusion that smear a bit and sound much bigger.

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Greg Howe Punchy Legato Video Lesson

July 22, 2009
This is a video example for Greg Howe's Fierce Guitar Lesson in the August '09 issue. Click here for the full "Punchy Legato" lesson with tab.
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Greg Howe Examples from June '09 Fierce Guitar

May 20, 2009
Greg Howe demonstrates his examples for his June 2009 "Fierce Guitar" column in Premier Guitar titled, "As the Notes Burn."
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Right Hand Fingerstyle Techniques - Weedwhacker

May 12, 2008
A short clip of Gayla Drake Paul demonstrating the weedwhacker technique for fingerstyle playing.
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Right Hand Fingerstyle Techniques - Blues Style

May 12, 2008
A short clip of Gayla Drake Paul demonstrating the blues style technique for fingerstyle playing.
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Right Hand Fingerstyle Techniques - Claw W/ Hammer

May 12, 2008
A short clip of Gayla Drake Paul demonstrating the claw technique, with hammer, for fingerstyle playing.
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Right Hand Fingerstyle Techniques - The Claw

May 12, 2008
A short clip of Gayla Drake Paul demonstrating the claw technique for fingerstyle playing.
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