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Scalebusters #1 This week I have some scalebusters for you to break out of the major scale rut you have been in. We are going to do what are called 3rds. A 3rd is an interval. An interval is the distance, measured in half steps and whole steps from one note to another. Playing 3rd[…]

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Tremolo Tricks!   This week we are going to do some not so musical type things. Tremolo bar, wang bar, whammy bar, call it what you will but the use of this effect in the rock guitarist’s pantheon is downright magical in the right hands. I pulled the old 80s guitar with the whammy bar[…]

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Slide Guitar   Okay, sorry about not getting a lesson in last week, it was a busy week, what can I say. So this time I want to talk about some basic slide guitar in standard tuning. When doing this technique it is best to have your action a little higher than it would be[…]

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Jump Guitar Solo Lesson Sometimes I get on a kick and I go searching for old tunes I liked to play when I was a kid. While in the process of surfing around I found someone teaching the Jump guitar solo by Van Halen. I thought to myself, “That doesn’t sound right!” So I searched[…]

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My 5 Favorite Hendrix Licks   Hey everyone, just thought I would do a fun lesson this week featuring my personal 5 favorite Hendrix lead guitar solo licks. I didn’t include main theme riffs like the main riff to Purple Haze or Voodoo Chile, this is just the 5 coolest licks in my opinion out[…]

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Solid Rhythm Guitar   This week I want to tackle a bit of rhythm guitar in a reggae style. We will be using 3 string triads (3 note chords) on the DGB and GBE string groups. These chords should be memorized in several keys up and down the neck, take note where the roots are.[…]

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This week I am answering a couple of readers that wanted to know about how to change fretboard positions while tapping and another wondering how to produce pick harmonics which are also called artificial harmonics. Send in your ideas and I will make some space to cover your questions too. I have provided video and[…]

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Hello there, hopefully you have been woodshedding (practicing for all you noobs) those two C major scale fingerings and exercises that went along with them. This week I have a couple of solos I improvised using both of those fingerings that I recorded and wrote down in tab to show you the two scales in[…]

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