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Style Guide: Left-Hand Techniques

February 11, 2013
Learn how to get your fretting hand in shape with some exercises that will improve your dexterity, finger independence, and legato playing.
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Beyond Blues: Understanding CAGED and the V Chord

February 6, 2013
Understand the basics of the CAGED system, learn how to move around the fretboard in all 12 keys, and create phrases that fit over the V chord in a blues.
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Brad Paisley: Concepts and Techniques

January 30, 2013
Playing a pink Paisley Tele through vintage amps with multiple delays, Paisley has re-ignited country soloing. By combining wide intervals and chromaticism with pizzazz, he has enticed us to pry at how he’s pulling it off.
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Rhythm Rules: 16th-Note Accents

January 16, 2013
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Develop a strong command of 16th-note rhythms. • Create syncopated rhythms using muted strums. • Learn how to move accents around within
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Diary of a So-Called Shredder: Doom in E Minor

January 9, 2013
Combine picking techniques with the E-minor scale for big monster licks of doom.
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Fretboard Workshop: Move Beyond Pentatonics with Six-Note Scales

January 2, 2013
Jimmy Herring shows you how to break up predictable patterns by visualizing scales all over the fretboard.
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Beyond Blues: Lydian Dominant Domination

December 26, 2012
Push the boundaries of traditional blues by injecting some Lydian flavor into your playing.
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Acoustic Adventures: Rhythm of the Heart - Tackling the Bridge in “Rhythm” Changes

December 18, 2012
Work on your internal timing with Pete Huttlinger''s arrangement of "I''ve Got Rhythm."
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Fingerstyle Boot Camp: “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella” Arrangement

December 11, 2012
Learn this 16th-century French Christmas carol, in dropped D-plus-G tuning.
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Future Rock: Demented Diminished

December 5, 2012
Understand the basics of the diminished scale and develop a more fluid legato technique with Justin Derrico''s latest lesson.
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Beyond Blues: Keeping it Simple with Blues-Scale Transitions

November 27, 2012
Learn to develop singable melodies to play over a blues.
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Deep Blues: Quartal Blues

November 14, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Learn the principles of quartal harmony. • Play three- and four-note quartal voicings. • Construct quartal harmony based on the Dorian mode.
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Kick Out the Jams: Pick Up the Pieces - Funk Guitar 101

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Understand the basics of funk guitar. • Create two- and three-note voicings that imply dominant and minor harmony. • Learn how to
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Beyond Blues: Beck's Blues, Pt. 2

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Understand the key elements of Jeff Beck’s unique style. • Learn how to use rhythmic motifs to create interesting phrases. • Create
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Fretboard Workshop: Increasing a Lick's ROI

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Develop techniques to milk everything from your go-to phrases. • Learn how to tailor each phrase to specific chords. • Create simple
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Style Guide: Uptown Blues

October 23, 2012
Explore what T-Bone Walker and others did in their solos and chord playing to achieve that uptown sound.
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Eric Johnson: Concepts and Techniques

October 9, 2012
Learn a few of the techniques that have taunted our ears, muddled our minds, and focused our phalanges for decades.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Blues-Rock Obstacle Course

October 8, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Add some blues firepower to your lick arsenal. • Become a string-skipping ninja. • Develop the skills to become a harmonic ninja
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Acoustic Adventures: The Small Stuff - Playing Two Parts at Once

October 8, 2012
“The Small Stuff ” contains several compositional elements that really make a solo guitar piece—a good groove, nice melody, and a solid bass line with clear separation from the melody.
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Beyond Blues: Major/Minor Slight-of-Hand

October 8, 2012
True pros can be identified by how well their ideas sit in the groove and the quality of their melodic statements.
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