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Electric Etudes: Steve Morse

Electric Etudes: Steve Morse

September 13, 2014
Delve into the technique and style of one of rock’s most versatile guitarists.
Jazz Boot Camp: Quartal Harmony 101

Jazz Boot Camp: Quartal Harmony 101

September 6, 2014
Dig into the ambiguously beautiful sound of stacked fourths.
Twang 101: 8 Essential Double-Stop Licks

Twang 101: 8 Essential Double-Stop Licks

August 30, 2014
Here’s a handful of snappy licks that will help get you through your next gig.
Deep Cuts: Ry Cooder’s Funky Fingerstyle

Deep Cuts: Ry Cooder’s Funky Fingerstyle

August 23, 2014
Open tunings aren’t just for bottleneck licks.
Rhythm Rules: How to Steal from Yourself

Rhythm Rules: How to Steal from Yourself

August 16, 2014
Sometimes an eighth-note is the only thing that separates the tired from the inspired.
Electric Etudes: Jerry Garcia

Electric Etudes: Jerry Garcia

August 9, 2014
Few guitarists could expand, develop, and improvise melodies like Uncle Jerry.
Beyond Blues: Turnaround Tactics

Beyond Blues: Turnaround Tactics

August 2, 2014
Tackle those tricky turnarounds head-on with a simple arpeggio-based strategy.
Future Rock: 10 Essential Slides, Scrapes, and Noises

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.
Deep Cuts: Al Anderson’s “You’re Just Laughin’ Inside”

Deep Cuts: Al Anderson’s “You’re Just Laughin’ Inside”

July 19, 2014
The former NRBQ frontman combines Cornell Dupree double-stops with a dulcet tone and lots of soul.
Rhythm Rules: Chromatic Quartals

Rhythm Rules: Chromatic Quartals

July 12, 2014
Quartal harmony and chromatic approaches can add sophistication and drama to even basic chord progressions.