April 2020

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ARTICLES

Kerry King

Cram Session: Thrash-Metal Rhythms

January 7, 2017
Learn how to conquer forearm-punishing riffs of the sort found in everything from early Metallica to Slayer and Megadeth.
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Cram Session: Sweep Picking

October 8, 2016
Ten exercises to help you master blazing-fast pick runs.
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Cram Session: Two-Hand Tapping

August 20, 2016
Eddie Van Halen didn’t invent tapping, but he certainly popularized it. Learn how to unlock the fretboard with this collection of finger-busting licks.
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String Skipping

Cram Session: The Ups and Downs of String Skipping

May 21, 2016
Legendary rock guitarists such as Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan, Shawn Lane, and Nuno Bettencourt created wildly interesting and provocative lines by simply skipping over the obvious choice.
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Cram Session: Pentatonic Power

April 2, 2016
There’s a lifetime of learning packed into only five notes. Everyone from Clapton to Satriani has squeezed out the secrets. Now it’s your turn.
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Cram Session: Modern Legato Techniques

February 20, 2016
Stretch out those fingers and give your pick a rest with these twisted licks.
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Alternate Picking

Cram Session: Alternate Picking

December 12, 2015
The concept is simple. It’s the application that takes work.
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