December 2016

Lessons: Rock

Lethal Guitar: Basic Harmonization

November 24, 2010
Jeff Beasley covers two approaches to harmonization that are used in virtually all styles of music.
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Lethal Guitar: Naturally Harmonic

November 5, 2010
Playing different types of harmonics on the guitar produces some “chime-like” tones that, when used in the right context, can give your playing an interesting twist.
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Applying the Altered Scale

October 20, 2010
Elaborating on the altered scale shapes with licks built from last month''s ideas.
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Lethal Guitar: Bending Basics

September 30, 2010
String bending is one of the most fundamental tools any guitarist should have in their quiver.
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Old-School Picking Drills

September 21, 2010
Old school picking drills from Rusty Cooley
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Sweep Leap: Excercises for Sweeping Diatonic Arpeggios

September 21, 2010
Exercises to hep you work on your speed
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Lethal Guitar: Southern Rock Gods

July 29, 2010
Licks in the style of Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, James Gang and more.
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Toggle-Switch Mania: Creating Cool Sounds with Multi-Pickup Guitars

July 20, 2010
Produce an alternating timbre effect using your toggle switch
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Arpeggio Madness!

June 16, 2010
Three examples using legato and string-skipping trad sequences.
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Suspended Chords

June 16, 2010
Understanding and using sus2 and sus4 voicings
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Detailed Diminished VI

May 25, 2010
The Detailed Diminished series wraps up with resolutions and ways to launch the diminished idea from a blues scale.
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Building Chops: Left-Hand Strength and Coordination

May 18, 2010
Legato Exercises for Increasing Left-Hand Strength and Coordination
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Colorful String Skipping

May 18, 2010
Producing colorful passages by emphasizing select notes within a scale.
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Detailed Diminished III

February 19, 2010
A look at the three diminished forms, and how to apply them with a "normal" resolution.
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String Skipping; Sequences for Wide-Interval Guitar Shredding

February 11, 2010
String skipping can add more color to standard licks by automatically introducing wider intervals.
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Displaced Accents and Polyrhythms

January 14, 2010
Greg Howe shares a method to help in improvisation
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Mastering a Multi-Fingered Tapping Technique

May 20, 2009
Multi-finger tapping has been employed by Steve Lynch and Jeff Watson. Learn how to do it yourself.
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