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Future Rock

Join sideman-to-the-stars Justin Derrico as he walks you through some of the tips and tricks he uses to deliver his unique brand of rock.

ARTICLES

Future Rock: Hybrid-Picked Shred Licks and the 2-1-2 Method

January 30, 2016
Perk up your scales with a simple idea and some deft picking.
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Future Rock: Expanding Your Pentatonic Horizons

November 14, 2015
Five-note scales go way beyond the basic major and minor pentatonic forms.
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Future Rock: Intervallic Intuition

September 19, 2015
With a few simple tweaks you can take the prettiest of chords and move them to the dark side.
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Future Rock: Speeding Down the Modal Interchange Highway

August 8, 2015
Life’s too short for boring progressions—or boring solos.
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Future Rock: Solos You Can Dance To

July 4, 2015
Get some groove into your licks!
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Future Rock: Polymetric Prog-Rock Licks

May 2, 2015
Combine multiple time signatures into angular, finger-twisting riffs.
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Future Rock: Pentatonic Transitions

March 28, 2015
Unlock the fretboard with a few key shapes, some practice, and a healthy dose of experimentation.
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Future Rock: 9 Essential Rock-Guitar Cliches

February 21, 2015
Explore the timeless licks of such rock masters as Clapton, Hendrix, Iommi, and Page.
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Future Rock: Open Season on Open Strings

November 22, 2014
From bluegrass to metal, you can’t underestimate the power of the open string.
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Future Rock: 10 Essential Slides, Scrapes, and Noises

July 26, 2014
Forget all your chords, arpeggios, and scales! Let’s dig into some weird and funky techniques.
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Future Rock: Shredding Triads

May 17, 2014
Unlock the fretboard’s geometry through the beauty of the triad.
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Future Rock: Symmetrical Scale Silliness

April 19, 2014
Don’t let diminished and augmented sounds elude you. Mastering them can be simpler than you think.
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Future Rock: Hybrid Picking

March 22, 2014
Break through technique barriers with these five essential hybrid licks.
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Future Rock: Shred Those Sequences

November 30, 2013
Harness the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic power of sequences to create more interesting lines.
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Future Rock: How to Build Long Lines from Motifs

October 26, 2013
Create long, flowing lines with a few simple motifs and some creative phrasing in this lesson from Chimaira's Emil Werstler.
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Future Rock: Two-Handed Tapping and How to Play the Intro to “Atlas Novus”

June 14, 2013
Scale the Summit's Chris Letchford takes you through the basics of two-hand tapping and demonstrates the into to "Atlas Novus."
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Future Rock: Demented Diminished

December 5, 2012
Understand the basics of the diminished scale and develop a more fluid legato technique with Justin Derrico''s latest lesson.
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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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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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Future Rock: Pentatonic Derby

January 26, 2012
The pentatonic scale is where it all begins. However, I have found a few new ways to make it a little more interesting.
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