Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Lessons: Rock

Tapping Technique: Bi-Dextral Hammer-Ons in the Style of Eddie Van Halen

December 21, 2010
Often referred to as two-hand tapping, this technique was revolutionized and popularized by Eddie Van Halen in the late 1970s (“Eruption,” 1978) and taken to extremes by guitarists such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Jennifer Batten, and jazz great Stanley Jordan.
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Hybrid-Picking Pals

December 21, 2010
Hybrid picking combines the power and speed of flatpicking with some benefits of a purely fingerstyle approach
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Alternate Pentatonics

December 21, 2010
Take a simple pentatonic scale and really turn it upside down by changing the harmonic context in which we use it.
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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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