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Lessons: Rock

Style Guide: Progressive Rock

June 26, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Understand the key elements of progressive rock. • Create and learn phrases using odd time signatures and rhythmic displacement. • Delve into
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Music Appreciation

June 8, 2012
What sort of things would I experiment with? Why, the blues scale of course. And then I’d share my results with you. Here they are.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Johnny Cash vs. the Ostrich

May 11, 2012
Understand the “three over four” principle.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: A Snow Shovel or a Hair Dryer?

April 6, 2012
Learn how to switch between different alternate-picking patterns.
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Kick Out The Jams: Rhythmic Motifs 101

April 6, 2012
Learn a two-step process for expanding your musical vocabulary.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: 250 Years of "Scarified"

March 9, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Learn the correct way to steal from the classical masters. • Understand the “real” way to play “Scarified.” • Create long, flowing
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Kick Out The Jams: Both Sides of the Field - Outside Playing 101

February 10, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Incorporate more “outside” sounds into your playing. • Learn to use half-diminished and diminished arpeggios over dominant chords. • Create lines that
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: For Those About to Rock

February 10, 2012
How to keep your ears in good condition and also how to deal with any hearing loss you may already have.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: The Guilty Pleasure of Sonic Bell-Bottoms

December 20, 2011
Decades passed, and at some point it occurred to me to revisit some of those lost licks of the ’70s. It was very much like looking at a pair of bell-bottom pants and thinking, “You know, those are actually pretty cool.”
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Kick Out The Jams: Give the Guitarist Some!

December 20, 2011
Rhythm guitarists can benefit from being aware of what the drummer is doing.
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