December 2019

Intermediate

ARTICLES

Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: The End of the Note

November 16, 2019
Silences define a rhythm as much as its notes.
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The Golden Rules of Melodic Comping

November 9, 2019
Wanna get called back for a gig? Well, you better learn to not step on the melody.
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A Practical Approach to Picking Proficiency

November 2, 2019
Three essential plectrum techniques for players of every stripe.
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Richard Thompson: The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero

October 26, 2019
Get inside the style of folk-rock’s most influential 6-stringer.
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Master Fingerstyle Guitar—Once and for All!

October 19, 2019
It doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting out with fingerstyle, or merely want to hone your existing technique. There’s something here for every level.
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Jim Hall’s Classical Chord Melodies

October 12, 2019
The link between Bach and jazz is closer than you think.
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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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