October 2016

Lessons

Beyond Blues: The Soulful Otis Rush

May 11, 2012
Learn licks in the style of Chicago blues master Otis Rush.
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Fretboard Workshop: Avoiding Practice

May 11, 2012
Learn how to transform otherwise boring exercises into musical phrases.
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Style Guide: Soul Jazz

May 8, 2012
We will focus on various comping and improvisational concepts—guide tone voicings, the “Charleston” rhythm, three-note repetitive patterns, organ-like double-stop licks, Grant Green-style “turns,” and octave/block chord call-and-response
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Diary of a So-Called Shredder: The Dreaded GIFO Disease

May 2, 2012
Do you suffer from GIFO? Read this lesson to find out! You''ll also find exercises to help develop alternate picking and sync your left and right hands.
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Future Rock: Pentatonic Chords

April 30, 2012
Learn how to create three-note pentatonic chords all over the neck.
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Orange Guitar: Relocation Licks

April 25, 2012
Learn how to relocate licks to different keys in Jim Campilongo''s latest lesson.
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Beyond Blues: Harmonic Blues Moves

April 6, 2012
Learn how to use inversions to create motion in your comping.
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Fingerstyle Workout: New Orleans Guitar

April 6, 2012
Understand the basics of the New Orleans piano tradition.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: A Snow Shovel or a Hair Dryer?

April 6, 2012
Which is better, alternate picking or economy picking? The choice is easy if you understand how to pick the right tool for the job.
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Kick Out The Jams: Rhythmic Motifs 101

April 6, 2012
Learn a two-step process for expanding your musical vocabulary.
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Deep Blues: More Turnarounds of the Masters

April 4, 2012
Learn turnarounds in the style of Robben Ford, Matt Schofield, and Larry Carlton.
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Jazz Chops: Arpeggio Blowout

March 27, 2012
Learn how to connect arpeggios in all 12 keys and play ascending and descending shapes all over the neck.
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The Shredder’s Guide to the Double Upstroke

March 20, 2012
Unlock the secrets of the double upstroke and how to impress girls at Disney World.
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Acoustic Adventures: Classical DADGAD - Bach Edition

March 9, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Understand a few basic arranging techniques in DADGAD tuning. • Create open-string or campanella melodies. • Learn how to combine fretted and
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Beyond Blues: The Blues Phrasebook

March 9, 2012
Chops: Beginner Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Learn what not to do over a turnaround. Ever. • Create licks in the style of the three Kings. • Understand how
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: 250 Years of "Scarified"

March 9, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Learn the correct way to steal from the classical masters. • Understand the “real” way to play “Scarified.” • Create long, flowing
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Digging Deeper: Creative Chord Construction

March 9, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Learn to generate new voicings. • Experience harmony''s gravitational force. • Explore octave displacement. Click here to download the accompanying mp3 audio
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Future Rock: Tap, Sweep, and Shred

March 5, 2012
Create long phrases that combine right- and left-hand tapping and learn to make your position shifts as smooth as possible in this lesson.
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Orange Guitar: “Little” Steel Guitar Voicings

February 28, 2012
Easy-to-fret triads that sound sophisticated and lush, despite what we are actually playing.
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Chord Charts 101

February 22, 2012
Learn how simple and intuitive reading charts can be with this handy guide.
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