Rock’s biggest “DJ” proves that, though his gear hasn't changed since the early ’90s, he still can rip out fresh ideas with ease and flair.

When it’s time for Tom Morello to cover Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” or digging back into the Nightwatchman (his acoustic troubadour alter ego) catalog for “The Garden of Gethsemane,” he grabs this Ibanez GA60SCE-14-01.

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

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Beginner

• 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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