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Combining Techniques

December 21, 2010
Creating new licks and sequences using string skipping, barring, and hammer-ons from nowhere.
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Playing With Blocks

December 21, 2010
Let’s examine several important elements of a block-chord technique used by Wes Montgomery
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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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Rhythm & Grooves: Hybrid-Picking Pals

December 21, 2010
Hybrid picking combines the power and speed of flatpicking with some benefits of a purely fingerstyle approach
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Chord-Melody Improvisation: Solo Jazz Guitar Arrangement Over the Chord Changes of "Indiana"

December 21, 2010
Solo Jazz Guitar Arrangement Over the Chord Changes of "Indiana"
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Piedmont Blues: Capture a Ragtime Sound With This Fingerstyle Piece in Drop D Tuning

December 21, 2010
Capture a Ragtime Sound With This Fingerstyle Piece in Drop D Tuning
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Alternate Pentatonics

December 21, 2010
Take a simple pentatonic scale and really turn it upside down by changing the harmonic context in which we use it.
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Caring For Your Hands, Part 1

December 21, 2010
Proper fretting hand placement and care for bassists
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Triad Arpeggios

December 16, 2010
Learn how to practice triad arpeggios and apply them to your writing and playing.
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Twang 101: Advanced Rockabilly Rhythm

December 10, 2010
Apply the techniques you''ve learned so far for a
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