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Lessons

Twang 101: Forward and Backward Rolls

February 3, 2011
Learn this style—adapted to country guitar from banjo players—that''ll give you more efficiency in your picking and a fuller sound.
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Deep Blues: Pentatonic Passing Tones

January 26, 2011
Spice up the minor pentatonic scale by adding some cool passing tones
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Lethal Guitar: Mixolydian Madness

January 25, 2011
In the following examples we illustrate a basic Mixolydian scale, a 7th arpeggio or two and finally, examples of the minor five chord in melodic ideas.
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Groupings and Accents

January 17, 2011
What is the best way to increase picking speed when you seem to have hit the velocity ceiling?
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Fingerpicking Blues: Classic 8-Bar Blues Solos in First Position

January 17, 2011
The following solos show how to play unaccompanied, solo blues in first position.
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Triad Pairs

January 17, 2011
Using triad pairs is simply an intervallic approach to improvisation. When used correctly, the technique can generate some very interesting sounds.
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Super Locrian Improv: Jazz-Rock Fusion Applications for this Mode of the Melodic Minor Scale

January 17, 2011
A useful mode of the melodic minor is known as Super Locrian. This is the seventh mode of melodic minor.
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1952 Gibson Goldtop Les Paul

January 17, 2011
A fully-gold Goldtop in impeccable shape from the latter half of 1952
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Hybrid Picking: Examples and Exercises for Attacking the Strings With a Combo of Pick and Fingers

January 17, 2011
Hybrid picking incorporates the pick along with one or more right hand fingers, resulting in a hybrid of pickstyle and fingerstyle.
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Guide-Tone Arpeggios

January 17, 2011
Exploring ways to focus our single-note lines and interject some cool voice-leading ideas into our vanilla arpeggios.
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