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Joe Gore's Subversive Guitarist: Your Triplet-Beat Cheat Sheet

September 21, 2019
Bring energy and groove to your 12/8 interpretations with help from West African rhythms.
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Joe Gore’s Subversive Guitarist: The Great Guitar Intro Fake-Out

August 24, 2019
Shifting parts in time can solve countless musical problems.
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Poindexter at the Crossroads: The 5 Tonalities of the Blues

August 17, 2019
There’s way more to blues harmony than just major and minor.
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Beyond Blues: What Would Jimmy Raney Do?

August 10, 2019
A deep look into how a master combined hard bop with soulful swing.
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Joe Gore’s Subversive Guitarist: Animated Octave Leaps

July 27, 2019
Subvert muscle memory and discover fresh ideas.
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The “Stairway” Progression

July 13, 2019
Zeppelin might be the most famous case, but plenty of songwriters have borrowed these infamous chords.
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Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: The Devil’s in the Dynamics

June 22, 2019
How close can you get to silence? What happens when you play so hard that you worry about damaging your guitar?
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Chromatic CAGED

June 15, 2019
Having the ability to artfully add those "in-between" notes is a cornerstone of jazz guitar. Here’s how you do it.
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Did Robben Ford Invent a Scale?

May 18, 2019
Of course not. But he sure makes it sound good.
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Beyond Blues: The Mixo-Pentatonic Scale

May 11, 2019
Ditch the clichés and discover new ways to use an old friend.
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Funk Guitar in One Chord Shape or Less

May 4, 2019
Yes, you can get funky with a single chord shape.
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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Don’t Think Scales—Think Sequences!

April 27, 2019
Try this technically challenging workout that liberates you from muscle-memory habits.
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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: The Bruise Scale

March 23, 2019
If you whip out these licks at the ol’ Tuesday night blues jam, they’ll probably move it to Wednesday and not tell you.
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Montunos Made Easy!

March 2, 2019
The grooves found in Latin music are full of intriguing rhythmic options. Here’s how to cop that vibe to make the music dance!
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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Shred Like Shakespeare

February 23, 2019
This 400-year-old lute technique can solve contemporary fingerpicking problems.
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Fretboard Workshop: Soloing with Triads

January 19, 2019
Think triads are boring? Try a few of these improv ideas.
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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Learning to Love Flat Keys

January 12, 2019
They’re not necessary evils—they’re opportunities.
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Twang 101: Hank Garland’s Nashville Jazz

January 5, 2019
Learn how to pick like one of the early pioneers of sophisticated jazz-influenced country guitar.
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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: A State of Gliss

December 22, 2018
Slide your way to more expressive playing.
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How Did Lenny Breau Do That?

December 15, 2018
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of how one of the most wildly inventive guitarists of his generation combined taste, technique, and an overwhelming sense of melody into a jaw-dropping package.
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