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November 2010

Premier Clinic

Deep Blues

Deep Blues: Bending – Essential Techniques for Blues Soloing

Deep Blues: Bending - Essential Techniques for Blues Soloing

November 4, 2010
Work on developing your ears and muscles to execute accurate bends for a vocal style of playing
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Country

Rockabilly Rhythm Basics

Rockabilly Rhythm Basics

November 9, 2010
Learn finger independence to perfect the Travis picking style necessary for gritty rockabilly rhythm parts
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Blues

Funky Blues: Rhythm Guitar Styles of Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Others

Funky Blues: Rhythm Guitar Styles of Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Others

October 20, 2010
Rhythm Guitar Styles of Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Others
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CD Review: Los Lonely Boys - "Keep on Giving: Acoustic Live!"

CD Review: Los Lonely Boys - "Keep on Giving: Acoustic Live!"

October 20, 2010
Los Lonely Boys deliver a different flavor of their "Texican" music
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Video Lesson: Progressive Blues Licks by Tom Kolb

October 20, 2010
Strategies for hip, jazzy blues lines
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CD Review: Devon Allman's Honeytribe - "Space Age Blues"

CD Review: Devon Allman's Honeytribe - "Space Age Blues"

October 20, 2010
Gregg Allman''s son carves a path all his own
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CD Review: Buddy Guy - "Living Proof"

CD Review: Buddy Guy - "Living Proof"

October 20, 2010
Buddy guy is in classic form in his latest blues album.
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Acoustic & Fingerstyle

Video Lesson: Cross String Picking by Alex de Grassi

October 20, 2010
Learn to play melodies across the strings in DADGAD
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Fierce Guitar

Applying the Altered Scale

Applying the Altered Scale

October 20, 2010
Elaborating on the altered scale shapes with licks built from last month''s ideas.
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Premier Clinic

Video Lesson: Progressive Blues Licks by Tom Kolb

October 20, 2010
Strategies for hip, jazzy blues lines
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Video Lesson: Cross String Picking by Alex de Grassi

October 20, 2010
Learn to play melodies across the strings in DADGAD
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Lethal Guitar

Lethal Guitar: Naturally Harmonic

Lethal Guitar: Naturally Harmonic

November 5, 2010
Playing different types of harmonics on the guitar produces some “chime-like” tones that, when used in the right context, can give your playing an interesting twist.
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Jazz

Jazzy Chromatics: Embellish Your Single-Note Lines by Using Chromatic Motion Between Chord Tones

Jazzy Chromatics: Embellish Your Single-Note Lines by Using Chromatic Motion Between Chord Tones

October 20, 2010
Common lines highlighting chromatic motion between the fifth and sixth degree of the major chord
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Jazz Box

The Generic Word "Go"

The Generic Word "Go"

October 20, 2010
Dressing up standard chords
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Rhythm & Grooves

Rhythms & Grooves

Rhythm & Grooves: Wheels Within Wheels

October 20, 2010
We guitarists can learn a lot from such soul-jazz organists as the incomparable Jimmy Smith. Ready to explore some classic B-3 moves? Break out the swirl box and have at it!
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Technique

Breaking the "Box" Barrier: Moving Seamlessly from One Position to the Next

Breaking the "Box" Barrier: Moving Seamlessly from One Position to the Next

October 20, 2010
Going beyond the pentatonic scale forms to open up the neck
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Walking the Wires

Walking the Wires: Listening Outside Your Comfort Zone

November 4, 2010
Get inspired by listening to way different music than you''re used to.
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Eye Candy

Cobra Guitars

Cobra Guitars

October 20, 2010
Relic''d classics from New York
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1968 Gibson Reverse Series Firebird I and GA-15RVT Explorer Amp

1968 Gibson Reverse Series Firebird I and GA-15RVT Explorer Amp

October 20, 2010
The story of a rare Gibson Firebird and the lucky kid who got it
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1977 Roland RE-201 Space Echo

1977 Roland RE-201 Space Echo

October 20, 2010
The classic tape echo
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