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Sequences

Make Your Sequences More Musical

February 27, 2021
Patterns can be viewed as boring or trite, but a little bit of creativity can turn them into bits of inspiration.
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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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Weird Guitar

An Introduction to Weird Guitar

February 6, 2021
Get ready for a genre-bending lesson that aims to delight, confound, and inspire.
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Working Mom

A New Mom’s Guide to Practicing

January 30, 2021
Balancing a laundry list of tunes and a small human can give you new insights into making the most of your time.
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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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Robert Quine

The Unpredictable Playing of Robert Quine

January 9, 2021
Explore how a rogue player combined punk, rock, and avant-garde in a truly original voice.
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Lessons

Top 10 Lessons of 2020

December 26, 2020
This year we looked into how to solo like Garcia, bend like the late Peter Green, and think deeper about the blues scale.
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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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Slide Guitar

A Beginner’s Guide to Standard Slide

December 5, 2020
Just because you want to slide, doesn’t mean you need to retune.
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Pedal-Tone Blues

A Guide to Pedal-Tone Blues

November 28, 2020
Take your rhythmic independence to a new level and learn to become a complete solo guitarist.
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Jeff McErlain

Peter Green's Magic Scale

November 21, 2020
Put some Green into your blues with the minor pentatonic major 6 scale.
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Coltrane

John Coltrane’s Undeniable Improvisations

November 14, 2020
Guitarists can learn a lot by dissecting the art of articulation.
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Mixolydian

Don’t Sleep on the Mixolydian Mode

November 7, 2020
Learning how to add Mixolydian flavors into your playing can be a quick way to expand your vocabulary or get out of a rut!
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Jazz Arpeggios

Learn to Love Your Arpeggios

October 31, 2020
No matter the context, the arpeggio is the easiest and clearest way to outline harmony. I’ll prove it.
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Johnny Guitar Watson

Johnny “Guitar” Watson’s Stinging Blues

October 24, 2020
Watson was a pivotal influence on Frank Zappa, Etta James, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among others.
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Hybrid Picking

Intro to Hybrid Picking

October 17, 2020
Corey Congilio breaks down how to get the most out of a pick-and-fingers attack.
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Picking

Pump Up Your Picking

October 10, 2020
Quick exercises to get your fretting and picking hands playing together!
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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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