October 2020

 

ARTICLES

Last Dance With Dorian

Last Dance with Dorian

March 14, 2020
It all started with a Fender Champ and a three-chord rock anthem.
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Pat Metheny

Make Moves Like Metheny

March 10, 2018
You don't have to want to play like a jazz legend to practice like one.
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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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Style Guide: Left-Hand Techniques

Style Guide: Left-Hand Techniques

February 11, 2013
Learn how to get your fretting hand in shape with some exercises that will improve your dexterity, finger independence, and legato playing.
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Fretboard Workshop: Avoiding Practice

Fretboard Workshop: Avoiding Practice

May 11, 2012
Learn how to transform otherwise boring exercises into musical phrases.
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Fretboard Workshop: Pentatonic Box Breakout

Fretboard Workshop: Pentatonic Box Breakout

December 20, 2011
Arpeggios are the musical equivalent of greeting someone by name—it’s the most direct way you can communicate with a chord and it’s going to take your playing up a notch.
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Kick Out The Jams: One-Chord Monte

Kick Out The Jams: One-Chord Monte

September 20, 2011
Soloing over one chord can either be the most freeing musical experience or the most terrifying.
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