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Kick Out the Jams

Delve into the world of improvisation and learn how to navigate chord changes.

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Kick Out the Jams

Kick Out the Jams: Using the “Wrong” Mode in the Right Way

January 2, 2016
Sometimes you need to break the rules to discover new sounds.
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Kick Out the Jams: How to Make Your Delay Pedal Work for You

Kick Out the Jams: How to Make Your Delay Pedal Work for You

June 8, 2013
A precisely timed delay effect with just the right number of echo repeats can become part of the composition of a great riff.
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Kick Out The Jams - Pumped Up Licks Fig. 1

Kick Out the Jams: Pumped Up Licks

May 13, 2013
Joe Robinson shows you 5 essential licks that demonstrate everything from fiery SRV-inspired blues-rock soloing to quirky, angular phrases.
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Kick Out the Jams: Pick Up the Pieces - Funk Guitar 101

Kick Out the Jams: Pick Up the Pieces - Funk Guitar 101

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Understand the basics of funk guitar. • Create two- and three-note voicings that imply dominant and minor harmony. • Learn how to
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Kick Out The Jams: One-Chord Monte

Kick Out The Jams: One-Chord Monte

September 20, 2011
Soloing over one chord can either be the most freeing musical experience or the most terrifying.
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