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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: 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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