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Dark & Moody Arpeggiations, Balm For Melancholics

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Featured, Indie | Comments Off

In this lesson we take a trip to the dark side and manage to get something beautiful, too.

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Drop C Arpeggiated Riffing

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Featured, Metal | Comments Off

This lesson finds us in Drop C tuning, which is particularly good for creating a dark, heavy sound. We also get to grips with a picking pattern and get to hear some harmonic tension at work.

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Basic Right Hand Fingerstyle Pattern With Maj7 Chords

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Acoustic, Featured | Comments Off

This idea is a great introduction to using the thumb and 3 finger ‘scoop’ approach. Since we are remaining on the same set of strings throughout, we can focus on the right hand in order to play the idea cleanly, and in a relaxed fashion. Also note that both chords use the same shape, just in different positions.

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Speed Metal Style – Double Stop Riffing with Pentatonic Fills

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Featured, Metal | Comments Off

In this lesson we take at look at a speed metal riff utilizing double stops and some pentatonic fills for added spice.

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Stoner Groove Fun – Harmonizing With 5ths

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Featured, Stoner Rock | Comments Off

In this lesson we take a look at a riff using harmonized 5th intervals, which is basically playing power chords as a harmony instead of a chord.

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Nice Noise – Stacking Major 7ths & Minor 2nds

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Featured, Metal | Comments Off

Today we explore some simple alterations of the inverted shape and get a little noisy. Have fun!

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