Training Tailored Toward Gearheads

Santa Clara, CA.

Future Rhythm announces the creation of its newest professional music production and audio post certification programs. These courses skip the filler material gearheads already know and focus on need-to-know techniques. They combine industry standard certification with core techniques and concepts in production, mixing, engineering, video editing and music theory. The school touts small classes, a veteran training staff and real-world curriculum in fast-track programs that can be completed in as little two months.

Future Rhythm is a digital audio/video production training/certification school located in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2002, Digidesign started its training and certification program for Pro Tools. Future Rhythm became the first Digidesign pro school in Northern California and followed suite with certification programs with Apple’s Final Cut and Logic Pro software.

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Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.



• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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