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Lessons: Shred

Three-Note-Per-String Variables

February 11, 2010
Break out of your ruts with three-note-per-string variables
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The Modes, Part 1

February 4, 2010
In a new series from Mike Campese, learn what modes are and how to use them in any key and position.
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Detailed Diminished II

January 22, 2010
Continue learning the fundamentals that Jeff Beasley is presenting in this series on the Locrian/diminished scale.
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Displaced Accents and Polyrhythms

January 14, 2010
Greg Howe shares a method to help in improvisation
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Exotic Scales: Infuse Exciting Sounds Into Your Solos

January 14, 2010
Hungarian, Hindu and Japanese scales to infuse flavor into your solos
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Bach Partita No. 3, Part 3

January 6, 2010
The third part of Bach''s Partita No. 3 has a beautiful harmony and some very challenging spots.
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Detailed Diminished I

December 22, 2009
Learning the basics of the diminished scale so you can apply it to your playing
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Bach Partita No. 3, Part 2

December 11, 2009
Mike Campese continues his take on an arrangement of a classical Bach piece
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Bach Partita No. 3

November 12, 2009
Mike Campese arranges J.S. Bach''s "Partita No. 3," a composition usually played on violin or classical guitar, for electric.
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Legato Exercises

October 21, 2009
Rusty Cooley offers up some exercises to perfect your legato technique
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Arpeggio Licks

October 8, 2009
Mike Campese shares arpeggio licks from his instructional video, Virtuoso Rock Fusion Concepts.
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Hip Lines

September 9, 2009
Three hip lines with a modern blues-rock feel
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Fire Good

August 19, 2009
Rusty Cooley shares ideas from a song he co-wrote with Derek Sherinian
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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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Ear of the Beholder

April 21, 2009
Rusty Cooley talks about shred and shares some exercises in his first installment of Fierce Guitar
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Diminished Rock

February 11, 2009
Mike looks at the Diminished Dorian with some examples from his Melodic Shred lesson
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Octave Displacement Exercises

December 19, 2008
Mike Campese discusses octave displacement, a technique that can break the monotony of scales.
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The Melodic Minor Scale

December 19, 2008
A look at the Melodic minor, along with a few bars of "Carol of the Bells" to demonstrate.
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Sweep Picking

October 22, 2008
Sweep picking is a popular technique among shred guitarists and it is used in many styles of music.
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