November 2020

Articles by Aurelien Budynek

The Ramones

How to Jam Out Like the Ramones

December 8, 2018
It’s way more than just power chords and long hair.
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Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper: Rocking Chord-Melody Technique

March 19, 2016
Learning how to harmonize a melody isn’t just for jazzers—even rock-minded guitarists can get into the action.
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Faux Whammy

Digging Deeper: Faux Whammy Bends

December 19, 2015
Get some slippery-sounding bends without reaching for the bar.
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Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper: Flamenco Harmonies

October 3, 2015
Ready to try something new? Here’s how to work Spanish colors into your jazz and rock progressions.
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Pick Scrape

Future Rock: 10 Essential Slides, Scrapes, and Noises

July 26, 2014
Forget all your chords, arpeggios, and scales! Let’s dig into some weird and funky techniques.
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Digging Deeper: Pentatonic Chords

April 12, 2014
If you think pentatonics are just for blues-rock riffs, think again.
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Digging Deeper: Recycling Licks

December 28, 2013
With a few minor tweaks you can make a single lick work in nearly every context.
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Fretboard Workshop: A Pentatonic Approach to Modes

October 12, 2013
The relationship between the modes and the pentatonic scale is closer than you might think.
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Rhythm Rules: 6 Essential Exercises to Improve Your Groove

July 20, 2013
Unlock some of the secrets of the metronome with these essential polyrhythmic exercises.
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Fretboard Workshop: Flipping Arpeggios - Creating New Sounds with Old Shapes

Fretboard Workshop: Flipping Arpeggios - Creating New Sounds with Old Shapes

March 19, 2013
Bored with those same old arpeggio shapes? In this lesson we will breathe new life into some familiar patterns by simply changing the context.
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