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How Did Lenny Breau Do That? - Dec. '18 Ex. 7

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Make your life on the workbench easier with a couple inexpensive gizmos.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. In this column, we will have a deeper look at servicing a Stratocaster and some hacks from the shop to make this task much easier and faster.

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Intermediate

Intermediate

•Provide more structure to your lead lines.

•Give your solos a sense of movement with approach notes.

•Learn how to apply scales and arpeggios for a more intentional sound.

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Do you feel like your solos lack focus or that there isn’t any underlying structure to your lines? Does it seem that you are wandering around the neck, hoping that what you are playing “looks like it sounds cool”? Would pushing peas around a dinner plate with a knife be more riveting than the last lick you played? If any of these statements are true, then you need some guide tones, my friend.

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Guitarist Michael Hedges transcended genre with his incendiary two-hand technique, oddball instruments, and plethora of unique tunings. And his creative cover arrangements, from Sheila E. to Zappa, are in a world of their own. On this episode, we hear from his family, friends, and scholars who share what Hedges’ music means to them, and what’s in store for Hedges fans.

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