August

Lessons: Shred

Colorful String Skipping

May 18, 2010
Producing colorful passages by emphasizing select notes within a scale.
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The Modes, part 4: Playing Across the Fingerboard

May 7, 2010
In this lesson, Mike shows you how to play each mode across the fingerboard with extended patterns.
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Detailed Diminished V

April 29, 2010
In the fifth installment of the series, our focus will begin to shift on application of the diminished idea into more pragmatic areas
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Harmonic Minor b5

April 15, 2010
Add some flavor to harmonic minor scales with the flat 5
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The Modes, part 3: Modal Lines

April 7, 2010
Continue your modal education with lines from the F# Ionian, E Dorian, A Phrygian and C Lydian scales.
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Detailed Diminished IV

March 19, 2010
Resolving diminished chords or arpeggios to a minor chord in minor keys
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Passing Tones

March 11, 2010
Greg Howe shares a method to spice up solos: passing tones.
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The Modes, Part 2

March 4, 2010
Modal Progressions: F# Ionian, E Dorian, A Phrygian and C Lydian
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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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Three-Note-Per-String Variables

February 11, 2010
Break out of your ruts with three-note-per-string variables
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The Modes, Part 1

February 4, 2010
In a new series from Mike Campese, learn what modes are and how to use them in any key and position.
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Detailed Diminished II

January 22, 2010
Continue learning the fundamentals that Jeff Beasley is presenting in this series on the Locrian/diminished scale.
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Displaced Accents and Polyrhythms

January 14, 2010
Greg Howe shares a method to help in improvisation
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Exotic Scales: Infuse Exciting Sounds Into Your Solos

January 14, 2010
Hungarian, Hindu and Japanese scales to infuse flavor into your solos
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Bach Partita No. 3, Part 3

January 6, 2010
The third part of Bach''s Partita No. 3 has a beautiful harmony and some very challenging spots.
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Detailed Diminished I

December 22, 2009
Learning the basics of the diminished scale so you can apply it to your playing
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Bach Partita No. 3, Part 2

December 11, 2009
Mike Campese continues his take on an arrangement of a classical Bach piece
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Bach Partita No. 3

November 12, 2009
Mike Campese arranges J.S. Bach''s "Partita No. 3," a composition usually played on violin or classical guitar, for electric.
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Legato Exercises

October 21, 2009
Rusty Cooley offers up some exercises to perfect your legato technique
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