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Digging Deeper: Bill Frisell

Digging Deeper: Bill Frisell

April 30, 2016
Improvised music can take many forms. From weird downtown punk-influenced riffs to unimaginably beautiful solo pieces, Bill Frisell has put his stamp on nearly every musical genre.
Rhythm Is King: Malcolm Young’s Rock-Solid Riffage

Rhythm Is King: Malcolm Young’s Rock-Solid Riffage

April 23, 2016
Malcom Young’s iconic riffs—long considered the sonic glue of AC/DC—appear deceptively simple. Look again.
Beyond Blues: Soulful Rhythms

Beyond Blues: Soulful Rhythms

April 16, 2016
Modern soul master Derek Trucks draws inspiration from old-time gospel and jazz to create impressively melodic rhythm parts.
How “Freebird” Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About Rock Guitar Soloing

How “Freebird” Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About Rock Guitar Soloing

April 9, 2016
These fast pentatonic runs lie at the heart of rock guitar.
Cram Session: Pentatonic Power

Cram Session: Pentatonic Power

April 2, 2016
There’s a lifetime of learning packed into only five notes. Everyone from Clapton to Satriani has squeezed out the secrets. Now it’s your turn.
What Bohlinger Plays: Scotty Moore-Style Banjo Rollin'

What Bohlinger Plays: Scotty Moore-Style Banjo Rollin'

March 29, 2016
The Lee Brice sideman straps on a stunning Gretsch White Falcon and shows you how to invoke Elvis Presley’s legendary sideman with a series of galloping pull-offs you can use in I–IV–V progressions.
Jazz Boot Camp: Walk the Line

Jazz Boot Camp: Walk the Line

March 26, 2016
As a solo guitarist, Joe Pass knew how to create the illusion of a bassist and guitarist playing together. Charlie Hunter and Tuck Andress continue to develop the technique, and now it’s your turn to unlock the secrets of walking bass lines.
John Jorgenson: Many Moods, Magic Fingers

John Jorgenson: Many Moods, Magic Fingers

March 22, 2016
On his epic triple-disc set, Divertuoso, the multi-instrumentalist dives deep into bluegrass, jazz manouche, hot-rod country, and instrumental rock.
Digging Deeper: Rocking Chord-Melody Technique

Digging Deeper: Rocking Chord-Melody Technique

March 19, 2016
Learning how to harmonize a melody isn’t just for jazzers—even rock-minded guitarists can get into the action.
Acoustic Adventures: Harmonic Visions

Acoustic Adventures: Harmonic Visions

March 12, 2016
There are sparkling, harp-like notes lurking just above your fretboard that can add a magical touch to any composition. We’ll show you where they are and how to coax them out.
Beyond Blues: CAGED Developments

Beyond Blues: CAGED Developments

March 5, 2016
Supercharge your solos with the potent fretboard approach used by legendary players like Robben Ford.
Cosmic Country: Finger Rolls

Cosmic Country: Finger Rolls

February 27, 2016
Crank out rapid-fire licks by taking inspiration from the banjo.
Cram Session: Modern Legato Techniques

Cram Session: Modern Legato Techniques

February 20, 2016
Stretch out those fingers and give your pick a rest with these twisted licks.
Luther Dickinson: “Hurry Up Sunrise” Video Premiere

Luther Dickinson: “Hurry Up Sunrise” Video Premiere

February 16, 2016
The North Mississippi Allstars frontman performs a song from his new solo album and gives a spirited lesson in hill country blues fingerpicking.
The Rumble Seat: A Bass Groove Toolbox

The Rumble Seat: A Bass Groove Toolbox

February 13, 2016
Invent a whole new low-end vocabulary by combining cues from classic George Porter Jr. and James Jameson licks with modern rhythms and beats.
Beyond Blues: Billy Gibbons

Beyond Blues: Billy Gibbons

February 6, 2016
Learn a few secrets about how the king of Texas boogie-rock combines attitude with soul.
Future Rock: Hybrid-Picked Shred Licks and the 2-1-2 Method

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.
Digging Deeper: Intro to Afro-Cuban Guitar

Digging Deeper: Intro to Afro-Cuban Guitar

January 16, 2016
Create engaging rhythms by combining montunos, claves, tumbaos, and more.
Fretboard Workshop: Melodic Transformations

Fretboard Workshop: Melodic Transformations

January 9, 2016
Breathe new life into vanilla arpeggios.
Kick Out the Jams: Using the “Wrong” Mode in the Right Way

Kick Out the Jams: Using the “Wrong” Mode in the Right Way

January 2, 2016
Sometimes you need to break the rules to discover new sounds.