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Rhythm

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Krantz

A Crash Course in (Wayne) Krantz

February 20, 2021
How to wrangle the rhythm in the style of one of today’s greatest improvisers.
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Rhythm

Get Off the Grid!

February 13, 2021
What happens when the rug of the rhythm gets pulled out from under you?
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Big Band Blues Chords

Big Band Blues Chords

January 23, 2021
Triskaidekaphobia? You won't after you dig into the beauty of a 13th chord.
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Les Paul

All Roads Lead to Les

January 16, 2021
Pioneering player and technical innovator Les Paul is a pivotal figure in music history for a lot more than his namesake Gibson. Here’s a look at a few of his most well-known licks.
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Strumming Guitar

5 Ways to Strum Without A Pick

December 12, 2020
Discover your own musical fingerprint by exploring different approaches to string attack.
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Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix Rhythms Made Easy

October 3, 2020
Understanding Hendrix’s rhythm guitar style will help you create new, exciting guitar parts that add momentum to the song.
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Polyrhythms

Polyrhythms and the Movies

June 13, 2020
Wanna learn how Steve Buscemi and Jack Nicholson can improve your time-feel? Read on.
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May 2020 Tone Tips - homepage

What Do James Hetfield and Waddy Wachtel Have in Common?

April 14, 2020
If you’re looking to step up your all-important groove-and-time game, start with some strategic rhythm development.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Nashville Number System

April 11, 2020
It’s a secret language that will help you become a better musician—even if you live outside of Music City.
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Rhythm Guitar

Why Is Rhythm Guitar So Hard?

December 14, 2019
It’s all in the details.
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One Shape Blues

One-Shape Blues

June 29, 2019
A few simple chords is all it takes.
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Funk Guitar

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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Gypsy Chords

Decoding Django’s Gypsy Chords

April 20, 2019
Investigate one of the most under-appreciated elements of Gypsy jazz by grabbing a fistful of new chord shapes and ideas.
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Montuno

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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Suffocation

Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Brutal Death Metal Riffs

February 16, 2019
How to level-up your down-tuned riffing in the style of Suffocation, Gorgasm, Deeds of Flesh, and more.
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Cowboy Chords

Spice Up Your Cowboy Chords

September 29, 2018
Just because you live on the low end of the fretboard doesn’t mean you can’t add melodic and harmonic interest to your progressions.
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The Subversive Guitarist

Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: Fancy Footwork

September 22, 2018
Tap your way to tighter, more confident grooves.
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Soul Music

Sweet Soul Music

September 1, 2018
Prolific performer and teacher Shawn Persinger teaches you how to get inside the sounds of Cropper, Jamerson, Dupree, and more.
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Lonesome Chords: A Simple Song Opens Harmonic Doors

July 7, 2018
Hank Williams' classic country tune offers inspiring ways to tweak and expand a chord progression.
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Obsessive Progressive

Obsessive Progressive: Open-String Chords

April 7, 2018
Add ethereal layers to your chord progressions by inserting a few carefully selected open strings.
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