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May 2014

Lessons: Shred

Hip Lines

September 9, 2009
Three hip lines with a modern blues-rock feel
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Fire Good

August 19, 2009
Rusty Cooley shares ideas from a song he co-wrote with Derek Sherinian
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Punchy Legato

July 22, 2009
A hybrid texture of legato and staccato playing
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As the Notes Burn

May 20, 2009
Greg Howe presents some shred licks, with video demonstrations of how to play them
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Ear of the Beholder

April 21, 2009
Rusty Cooley talks about shred and shares some exercises in his first installment of Fierce Guitar
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Soloing Over Odd Time Signatures

March 17, 2009
Practice soloing over odd time signatures with this lesson''s solo
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Diminished Rock

February 11, 2009
Mike looks at the Diminished Dorian with some examples from his Melodic Shred lesson
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Octave Displacement Exercises

December 19, 2008
Mike Campese discusses octave displacement, a technique that can break the monotony of scales.
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The Melodic Minor Scale

December 19, 2008
A look at the Melodic minor, along with a few bars of "Carol of the Bells" to demonstrate.
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Sweep Picking

October 22, 2008
Sweep picking is a popular technique among shred guitarists and it is used in many styles of music.
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