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ARTICLES

Bryan Sutton

Bluegrass Variations: “Salt Creek” from Four Masters

January 28, 2017
Twelve golden nuances gleaned from flatpicking giants Norman Blake, Tony Rice, David Grier, and Bryan Sutton.
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Style Guide Blues Progressions

Style Guide: Essential Blues Progressions

September 14, 2013
Beef up your knowledge of everything from the basic 12-bar blues form to more jazz-influenced progressions—and even a few 9-bar blues.
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The Guitarist's Guide to the CAGED System

August 10, 2013
Learn how to map out the fretboard and be able to play in any key using a few basic open-position chord shapes.
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Style Guide: Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz

Style Guide: Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz

April 8, 2013
Uncover the secrets behind Django''s style by learning about three- and four-note voicings, blazing arpeggios, and some cool diminished-sounding tricks.
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Fretboard Workshop: Increasing a Lick's ROI

Fretboard Workshop: Increasing a Lick's ROI

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Develop techniques to milk everything from your go-to phrases. • Learn how to tailor each phrase to specific chords. • Create simple
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Style Guide: Uptown Blues

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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Acoustic Adventures: Open for Business

Acoustic Adventures: Open for Business

August 10, 2012
No longer relegated to beginner-level melodies or open-position chords, open strings can add sonic spice to your solos and make them come alive.
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Style Guide: Acoustic Blues Guitar

Style Guide: Acoustic Blues Guitar

February 7, 2012
Today we’ll look at three types of bass lines that help define the sound of three sub-styles of fingerstyle blues: monotone bass, alternating bass, and boogie-woogie bass.
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Acoustic Adventures: Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes - Inside The Cuckoo’s Nest

Acoustic Adventures: Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes - Inside The Cuckoo’s Nest

July 12, 2011
An arrangement of the flatpicking standard, The Cuckoo''s Nest
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