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Rock

CD and DVD Review: Jeff Beck - "Jeff Beck's Rock 'n' Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul"

February 15, 2011
Jeff Beck’s latest release, Rock ’n’ Roll Party, is just that—a loud, fun-filled celebration of the music, life, and legacy of Beck’s biggest influence, Les Paul.
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CD Review: Motörhead - "The World Is Yours"

February 15, 2011
Motörhead''s latest is a tough and ballsy biker record that sticks to the Motörhead formula but with a renewed sense of vitality and mean intensity.
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CD Review: Mr. Big - "What If"

February 15, 2011
The classic Mr. Big line up reunites after a sixteen year hiatus with an energetic album of new songs.
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DVD Review: Frank Zappa "The Torture Never Stops"

February 8, 2011
Zappa’s acerbic humor and his band’s white-knuckle musicianship are both well served by the visual medium of a concert DVD.
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Super Locrian Improv: Jazz-Rock Fusion Applications for this Mode of the Melodic Minor Scale

January 17, 2011
A useful mode of the melodic minor is known as Super Locrian. This is the seventh mode of melodic minor.
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CD Review: Purling Hiss - "Hissteria"

January 17, 2011
Hissteria is brimming with Motor City riffery fished from a murky pond polluted by the melted vinyl of old Stooges, Alice Cooper, and Bob Seger System LPs.
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Triad Arpeggios Applied

January 6, 2011
Using triad arpeggios over a progression to make your playing more melodic.
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CD Review: Group Inerane - "Guitars From Agadez, Vol. 3"

December 21, 2010
Guitars from Agadez Vol. 3 is essentially a field recording of a band making supremely intense, imaginative, and original guitar music in the face of no-joke, real-world adversity.
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CD Review: Social Distortion - "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes"

December 21, 2010
For the avid Social Distortion listener, most of the tried-and-true elements are still there—gritty guitars through overdriven tube amps, Ness’ storytelling lyrics, and high-octane rhythms—but they’re more refined and polished.
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CD Review: Duran Duran - "All You Need Is Now"

December 21, 2010
All You Need Is Now is a return to the sound that put the band on the New Wave map.
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Triad Arpeggios

December 16, 2010
Learn how to practice triad arpeggios and apply them to your writing and playing.
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Paganini Caprice No. 1, Part 3

December 3, 2010
The next section of Niccolo Paganini''s Caprice No. 1 will do wonders for your sweep picking technique and other areas of your playing.
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Triads & Pedal-Tones: The Building Blocks for Great Guitar Riffs

November 16, 2010
Triads are three-note chords and form the basis for many of rock’s classic riffs.
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CD Review: Eric Johnson - "Up Close"

November 16, 2010
More of what you love from Eric Johnson
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CD Review: Grinderman - "Grinderman II"

November 16, 2010
Nick Cave''s Grinderman''s latest has an extra helping of sinister savagery
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