October 2020

 

Joe Gore's Subversive Guitarist

ARTICLES

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Perpetual Subversion

April 25, 2020
This series has run its course. But its methods can last a lifetime.
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Should You Learn to Read Music?

March 21, 2020
It’s a complicated calculus, with no hard-and-fast rules.
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Mutant Folk Fingerpicking

February 22, 2020
A funky fingerstyle challenge that starts with Travis picking and then warps it beyond recognition.
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How Much Can You Say with a Single-Note Line?

January 25, 2020
Let’s consult J.S. Bach! Don’t know a partita from a fajita? No worries.
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How to Play Those “Impossible” Intervals

December 21, 2019
Your guitar “wants” you to favor some intervals over others. Don’t listen.
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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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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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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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Joe Gore’s Subversive Guitarist: Animated Octave Leaps

July 27, 2019
Subvert muscle memory and discover fresh ideas.
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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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Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: How to Practice Without a Guitar

May 25, 2019
You don’t need a fretboard to expand your fingerings.
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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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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Shred Like Shakespeare

February 23, 2019
This 400-year-old lute technique can solve contemporary fingerpicking problems.
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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Learning to Love Flat Keys

January 12, 2019
They’re not necessary evils—they’re opportunities.
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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: A State of Gliss

December 22, 2018
Slide your way to more expressive playing.
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Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: Power to the Pinky!

November 17, 2018
Get bigger sounds from your smallest finger.
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Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: Fancy Footwork

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