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Lessons: Rock

Ty Tabor

Electric Etudes: Ty Tabor

October 11, 2014
Learn how the King's X guitarist combined drop-tuned riffs with plenty of groove.
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Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper: A Whole-Tone Primer

October 4, 2014
An ambiguous scale that has more applications than you might think.
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Steve Morse

Electric Etudes: Steve Morse

September 13, 2014
Delve into the technique and style of one of rock’s most versatile guitarists.
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Rhythm Rules

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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Pick Scrape

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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Los Lobos

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.
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Electric Etudes - Brian May

Electric Etudes: Brian May

May 10, 2014
Learn all about the Queen guitarist’s signature techniques.
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Wayne Krantz

Digging Deeper: Wayne Krantz’ “Grid” System

May 3, 2014
Inside the fusion master's strange way of looking at compositional space.
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Digging Deeper: Pentatonic Chords

April 12, 2014
If you think pentatonics are just for blues-rock riffs, think again.
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Beyond Blues: Jimmy Herring's Twisted Jams

April 5, 2014
Get inside the mind of one of the most creative improvisers playing guitar today.
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Electric Etudes

Electric Etudes: Jimmy Page

March 29, 2014
Unlock the secrets of one of the most influential guitarists of all time.
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Future Rock

Future Rock: Hybrid Picking

March 22, 2014
Break through technique barriers with these five essential hybrid licks.
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Electric Etudes Jason Becker

Electric Etudes: Jason Becker

February 22, 2014
Explore the tricks and techniques that made Jason Becker one of the most influential shredders of the Shrapnel era.
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Style Guide: All About Arpeggios

February 15, 2014
Play more melodic—and meaningful—solos by exploiting the sound of arpeggios.
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Digging Deeper: Inside the Harmonic Minor Scale

February 1, 2014
From Yngwie to Primus, artists in nearly every genre have dabbled with the mysterious and sometimes dissonant sound of the harmonic minor scale.
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Digging Deeper: Recycling Licks

December 28, 2013
With a few minor tweaks you can make a single lick work in nearly every context.
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Future Rock: Shred Those Sequences

November 30, 2013
Harness the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic power of sequences to create more interesting lines.
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Future Rock: How to Build Long Lines from Motifs

October 26, 2013
Create long, flowing lines with a few simple motifs and some creative phrasing in this lesson from Chimaira's Emil Werstler.
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Fretboard Workshop: A Pentatonic Approach to Modes

October 12, 2013
The relationship between the modes and the pentatonic scale is closer than you might think.
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Fretboard Workshop: How to Improve Your Legato Technique

September 28, 2013
Develop a smoother sound and strengthen your fretting hand with Allen Hinds' look at all things legato.
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