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Articles by Shawn Persinger

Kick Out the Jams: Two Chords and the Truth

October 10, 2015
Even if the harmony is boring, you can still play exciting guitar.
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Digging Deeper: Crafting Layered Guitar Parts

June 6, 2015
Such studio masters as Jimmy Page and Robert Smith are known for weaving multiple guitar parts into compelling sonic tapestries.
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Fretboard Workshop: Revisualize the Pentatonic Scale

May 16, 2015
Draw inspiration from Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson, and Joe Diorio and forge a new approach to a time-tested scale.
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Digging Deeper: Practicing with Loops

April 11, 2015
Move past the metronome and improve your groove with these creative tips.
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Digging Deeper: Open-G Tricks

March 14, 2015
Get inside one of the guitar’s most versatile open tunings.
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Digging Deeper: Twin-Guitar Harmonies

February 7, 2015
You don’t need two guitarists to play compelling harmonized lines.
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Digging Deeper: A Whole-Tone Primer

October 4, 2014
An ambiguous scale that has more applications than you might think.
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Electric Etudes: Jerry Garcia

August 9, 2014
Few guitarists could expand, develop, and improvise melodies like Uncle Jerry.
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Digging Deeper: African Guitar 101

June 14, 2014
Discover the subtle secrets of Africa’s most virtuosic guitarists.
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Rhythm Rules: Gypsy Jazz Primer

April 26, 2014
Decode some of Django’s musical mojo by exploring the basics of his rhythm guitar style.
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