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The Rumble Seat: A Bass Groove Toolbox

The Rumble Seat: A Bass Groove Toolbox

February 13, 2016
Take some cues from the classic licks of George Porter Jr. and James Jamerson and combine them with modern rhythms and beats to create a new low-end vocabulary.
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.
Beyond Blues: How to Use Guide Tones

Beyond Blues: How to Use Guide Tones

December 26, 2015
Not all notes are created equal. With a few well-placed targets, your solos can stand out.
Digging Deeper: Faux Whammy Bends

Digging Deeper: Faux Whammy Bends

December 19, 2015
Get some slippery-sounding bends without reaching for the bar.
Cram Session: Alternate Picking

Cram Session: Alternate Picking

December 12, 2015
The concept is simple. It’s the application that takes work.
Electric Etudes: John McLaughlin

Electric Etudes: John McLaughlin

December 5, 2015
Even with a wealth of theoretical concepts at his fingertips, Mahavishnu’s leader still plays from the gut.
What Bohlinger Plays - Rockabilly I, IV, V

What Bohlinger Plays - Rockabilly I, IV, V

November 30, 2015
PG’s Review Demo and Rig Rundown guru explains the ins and outs of a movable pull-off pattern that’ll immediately impart your licks with the sort of vibe you’d hear in a tune by Les Paul or Bill Haley & His Comets.
Beyond Blues: Matt Schofield’s Sophisticated Solos

Beyond Blues: Matt Schofield’s Sophisticated Solos

November 28, 2015
Uncovering the soloing secrets used by one of modern blues’ masters.
10 Commandments of Bluegrass Guitar

10 Commandments of Bluegrass Guitar

November 21, 2015
Essential tips for nailing that “high, lonesome” sound.
Future Rock: Expanding Your Pentatonic Horizons

Future Rock: Expanding Your Pentatonic Horizons

November 14, 2015
Five-note scales go way beyond the basic major and minor pentatonic forms.
Cosmic Country: Spanky Double-Stops

Cosmic Country: Spanky Double-Stops

November 7, 2015
Up your twang factor by exploring this fundamental country technique.