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Mastering a Multi-Fingered Tapping Technique

May 20, 2009
Multi-finger tapping has been employed by Steve Lynch and Jeff Watson. Learn how to do it yourself.
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Bi-Tonal Apreggios

May 20, 2009
Combining two arpeggios to create a desired chordal sound
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Blues Turnarounds & Tags

May 20, 2009
Building a Vocabulary for Solos, Fills, and More
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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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Rut Buster: Playing On Just One String

April 30, 2009
Break free of your usual habits by using just one string to play -- you''ll be surprised at the results.
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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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Variations on the Pentatonic Scale

April 21, 2009
Variations on the major and minor pentatonic scales
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Flamenco Techniques: Rasgueados

April 21, 2009
A flamenco technique that is valuable for all acoustic and classical guitarists, rasguaedo is a percussive strumming effect.
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Strollin’ with T-Bone Walker, Part 2

March 17, 2009
A look at T-Bone Walker''s introductory 12-bar chorus from "I Got a Break Baby"
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Reharmonization

March 17, 2009
A look at one type of reharmonization -- changing the fundamental harmony of a tune
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Popping the Bass

March 17, 2009
Learn to pop the bass in the style of delta bluesmen
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Basic Brazilian Guitar Rhythm: The Maxixe

March 17, 2009
Spice up your style with some Brazilian-flavored licks in the maxixe rhythm
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Funk Blues Licks

February 16, 2009
Dennis McCumber shares some blues licks in the style of Freddie King and Albert Collins
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Quartal Harmony

February 16, 2009
A look at quartal harmony, comprised of chords constructed by stacking fourths
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Strollin' With T-Bone Walker, Part 1

February 16, 2009
T-Bone Walker influenced countless guitar greats. Jim Bastian looks at his life and licks.
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Pentatonic Tuning: C, F, C, G, A, D

February 16, 2009
Instructions for pentatonic tuning, and a tune to try it out.
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Electric Bass, Upright Sound

February 16, 2009
Looking for upright bass sound with your electric bass? Dan has some tips...
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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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