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Deep Blues: Riding with B.B. King

May 23, 2015
Take a closer look at some of the signature techniques of the late blues master.
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Electric Etudes: Foo Fighters

April 18, 2015
Climb inside riffs inspired by one of rock’s biggest bands.
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Future Rock: 9 Essential Rock-Guitar Cliches

February 21, 2015
Explore the timeless licks of such rock masters as Clapton, Hendrix, Iommi, and Page.
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Digging Deeper: Transcribing Rhythms

January 3, 2015
Reading and understanding basic rhythms is easier than you think.
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Shredmental: Hell-Bent for Rhythm!

December 20, 2014
A brutal primer on heavy metal rhythm guitar.
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The Guitarist's Guide to Writing Charts

November 29, 2014
There’s more than one way to make a quick-and-dirty chart that will get you through the gig.
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Fretboard Workshop: “Machinehead” Octaves

October 25, 2014
Exorcise some picking demons with this simple, but effective, warm-up.
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Deep Blues: The “B.B. King” Box

September 27, 2014
Pull a lifetime of licks out of six simple notes.
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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.
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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.
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