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Lessons: Shred

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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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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Melody Coming Through

November 16, 2010
The difference between playing as fast as possible and really saying something
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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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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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Paganini Caprice No. 1, Part 1

September 16, 2010
Mike Campese arranges a violin classic from Niccolo Paganini for guitar
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Shred Guitar Roundtable: Rusty Cooley, Oli Herbert, Mike Orlando, and Jeff Beasley

September 10, 2010
Shredders lend five licks with video, tab, and description for this mega-lesson
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String Skipping in Electric City

August 13, 2010
String skipping exercises using lines from Mike Campese''s latest album.
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Master Ultra-Fast Runs with Linear Tapping

July 20, 2010
Learn Greg Howe''s linear tapping approach
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