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10 Commandments of Bluegrass Guitar

November 21, 2015
Essential tips for nailing that “high, lonesome” sound.
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Beyond Blues: 10 Ways to Resolve Your Tension

October 31, 2015
What’s tension without resolution? Once you can hear the target note, then the rest falls into place.
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World Gone Shred: Japanese Pentatonics

October 24, 2015
Not all pentatonic scales are created equal.
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Fretboard Workshop: Major Blues with Minor Moves

August 15, 2015
Master some essential ideas and learn how to move from minor to major with a few easy tricks.
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Future Rock: Solos You Can Dance To

July 4, 2015
Get some groove into your licks!
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World Gone Shred: Bulgarian Odd-Meter Riffage

June 20, 2015
The combination of well-placed accents, a strong sense of rhythm, and some Bulgarian influences will add an edge of excitement to your playing.
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The Guitarist’s Toolkit: Sharpening the Rhythmic Blade

June 13, 2015
Increase your rhythmic control by morphing melodies in time.
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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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World Gone Shred: Slide Guitar Hijinks

May 9, 2015
Combine the soulfulness of slide guitar with a shredder’s ethos.
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Beyond Blues: Eric Johnson vs. Joe Bonamassa

April 25, 2015
Decode the warp-speed blues-rock licks of two modern masters.
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