Guitarists Eric Cannata and Jacob Tilley demonstrate how offset axes and tone-bending noisemakers provide the band’s sonic bedrock. 

PG was invited to a practice space in Nashville during Young the Giant’s rehearsals for the band’s upcoming Home of the Strange tour. Guitarists Eric Cannata (above right) and Jacob Tilley hang for a long time explaining how custom guitars and a bevy of pedals play into their live sound.

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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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