December 2016

Lessons: Videos

ARTICLES

What Bohlinger Plays: Magic Triad Pull-Offs

October 11, 2016
PG's John Bohlinger brings along his trusty robot drummer and walks us through Albert Lee-inspired three-note licks you can adapt to a variety of rhythms, tempos, and styles.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Fretting Behind the Slide

July 28, 2016
The Lee Brice guitarist unpacks a simple technique that opens the portal to vast new worlds in slide playing.
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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.
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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.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Hybrid-Picking Double-Stop Chromaticism

September 23, 2015
In this installment, the Lee Brice sideman pairs sophisticated-sounding chromatic-scale moves with a hybrid-picking technique you can easily move around the fretboard for a unique sound in a variety of styles and keys.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Easy, Jazz-ish Passing Chords

August 5, 2015
In this installment, he shows you how to insert sophisticated-sounding chord splashes into arrangements without studying for years on end to be a bona fide jazz guru.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Cascading G Riff

March 24, 2015
Premier Guitar's John Bohlinger dissects a G-major lick that mixes fretted notes with open strings to create a dynamic motif that can be transposed to multiple keys and used in virtually any genre.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Slide 101 Standard-Tuning Tips & Tricks Pt. 1

February 17, 2015
John Bohlinger—Lee Brice sideman and PG Rig Rundown and Review Demo badass—deconstructs the simple techniques he uses to sound great when playing slide in standard tuning.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Van Halen-ish Hillbilly Licks

January 7, 2015
The PG review-demo master and regular Rig Rundown host shows you the power of open strings in a backwoods variation of Van Halen-style riffs.
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Style Guide: Uptown Blues

October 23, 2012
Explore what T-Bone Walker and others did in their solos and chord playing to achieve that uptown sound.
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Track Breakdown Dan Donegan on "Warrior" & "Animal"

June 27, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, where he catches up with Dan Donegan. In this segment, Dan Donegan does a Track Breakdown on two of Disturbed's latest tracks "Warrior" and "Animal"
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Track Breakdown - Warren Haynes "Man in Motion" & "A Friend to You"

June 1, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Chicago, IL, at Park West where he catches up with guitarist Warren Haynes and talks with him about his new album 'Man in Motion,' the gear he uses on the record, and some of the licks and riffs featured in some of the songs. In this video segment, Haynes conducts Track Breakdowns for his songs "Man in Motion" and "A Friend to You."
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Track Breakdown - Joe Bonamassa "Slow Train"

March 11, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA, where he catches up with Joe Bonamassa. In this segment, Joe Bonamassa does a Track Breakdown on the "Slow Train" off his newest album Dust Bowl.

Click here to get the free download of "Dust Bowl" -- http://www.jbonamassa.com/dustbowl?utm_source=Premier%2BGuitar&utm_medium...
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Track Breakdown - Joe Bonamassa "You Better Watch Yourself"

March 11, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA, where he catches up with Joe Bonamassa. In this segment, Joe Bonamassa does a Track Breakdown on the "You Better Watch Yourself" off his newest album Dust Bowl.
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Track Breakdown - Joe Bonamassa "Dust Bowl"

March 11, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA, where he catches up with Joe Bonamassa. In this segment, Joe Bonamassa does a Track Breakdown on the title track of his newest album Dust Bowl.

Click here to get the free download of "Dust Bowl" -- http://www.jbonamassa.com/dustbowl?utm_source=Premier%2BGuitar&utm_medium=Banner&utm_campaign=JBPremier
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Triad Pairs

January 17, 2011
Using triad pairs is simply an intervallic approach to improvisation. When used correctly, the technique can generate some very interesting sounds.
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Build Your Groove with a Drum Machine

February 11, 2010
Using a drum machine can be great for practicing and offer more than a metronome can provide
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Legato Exercises

October 21, 2009
Rusty Cooley offers up some exercises to perfect your legato technique
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Punchy Legato

July 22, 2009
A hybrid texture of legato and staccato playing
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As the Notes Burn

May 20, 2009
Greg Howe presents some shred licks, with video demonstrations of how to play them
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