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Unleash the power of shreddy subdivisions.

Intermediate

Intermediate

  • Understand how to work different rhythmic subdivisions into a rock groove.
  • Combine related arpeggios all over the fretboard.
  • Learn how to combine pentatonic sounds with arpeggio-based lines.
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