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Fierce Guitar

Harmonic Minor b5

April 15, 2010
Add some flavor to harmonic minor scales with the flat 5
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Passing Tones

March 11, 2010
Greg Howe shares a method to spice up solos: passing tones.
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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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Displaced Accents and Polyrhythms

January 14, 2010
Greg Howe shares a method to help in improvisation
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The Art of ‘Economy’ Picking

December 17, 2009
Economy picking: a hybrid of sweep and alternate picking
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Hammer-ons From Everywhere!

November 18, 2009
Greg Howe shares a tapping technique using hammer-ons
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Legato Exercises

October 21, 2009
Rusty Cooley offers up some exercises to perfect your legato technique
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Hammer-ons from Nowhere

September 18, 2009
Hammer-ons from nowhere allow you to hammer-on to any string you choose.
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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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Punchy Legato

July 22, 2009
A hybrid texture of legato and staccato playing
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