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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.
Beyond Blues: You Say You Want a Resolution?

Beyond Blues: You Say You Want a Resolution?

July 5, 2014
Focus your lines and snake through the chord changes by using the b7-3 resolution.
Electric Etudes: “Dimebag” Darrell

Electric Etudes: “Dimebag” Darrell

June 28, 2014
Dig into the rhythm and lead styles of the legendary Texas shredder.
Rhythm Rules: Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Antics

Rhythm Rules: Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Antics

June 21, 2014
Grab your Gretsch and dig into the stylings of a modern rockabilly master.
Digging Deeper: African Guitar 101

Digging Deeper: African Guitar 101

June 14, 2014
Discover the subtle secrets of Africa’s most virtuosic guitarists.
Deep Cuts: David Hidalgo’s Sophisticated Blues-and-Beyond Moves on “The Town”

Deep Cuts: David Hidalgo’s Sophisticated Blues-and-Beyond Moves on “The Town”

June 7, 2014
Dig into the multi-genre style of a little band from East L.A.
Shredmental: The Dancer and the Drummer

Shredmental: The Dancer and the Drummer

May 31, 2014
In his first column, the shredder behind Metalocalypse and Dethklok reveals his method for breaking down the most technically demanding phrases.
Prepare, Play, Release: A Treatise on Technique

Prepare, Play, Release: A Treatise on Technique

May 24, 2014
Break through pesky technique barriers with this easy three-step process.