November 2018

Lessons

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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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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"Moto Perpetuo" by Niccolo Paganini

March 17, 2008
This classical violin piece with help hone your technique with constant sixteenth notes.
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Constructing Lines Across the Fretboard

November 23, 2007
Master your fretboard!
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Three Octave Arpeggios

September 20, 2007
After you learn your basic arpeggio shapes using one or two octaves and you are looking to get to the next level, you want to learn the full range of the neck
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Advanced Picking Lines

September 19, 2007
Welcome back, everyone. In this lesson I will be showing you some picking lines to take your speed, accuracy and coordination up to the next level
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Classical Rock Licks

June 12, 2007
This month, we’ll be looking at some of my favorite classical rock licks – these patterns are widely used by players like Malmsteen, Stach, Vai, and Gilbert.
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Surf Guitar Basics

May 14, 2007
When it comes to surf music, typically the guitar is drenched in high levels of reverb to emulate the sounds of the surf rolling in, but as always, you can adjust it to your taste
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Connecting Scale Patterns

April 12, 2007
Many players practice scales in different positions but don’t know how to connect them for fluid lines that weave across the neck
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Page Nine

March 19, 2007
It begins with a single melody line then doubles, triples, and finally ends up with four-part harmony for most of the track
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Practicing Smartly

March 16, 2007
Practicing Smartly Hi there guitar fanatics, and welcome to the first of many monthly columns for Premier Guitar. I thought I’d start my first installment from the bottom up
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Jazz

June 27, 2005
Grab your archtop and explore the hip concepts from the minds of Pat Martino, Julian Lage, Wayne Krantz, and more.
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