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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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Exploring the Difference Between Aeolian and Pentatonic

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Featured, Metal | Comments Off

In this lesson we take a look at the differences between the Natural Minor Scale (Aeolian mode) and the Minor Pentatonic scale.

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Sabbath Style Symmetrical Riffing

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Featured, Metal | Comments Off

In this lesson we take a look at an idea using some Tony Iommi style pentatonic flurries alongside the classic ‘Children of the Grave’ style rhythm. This riff is focused on triplet rhythm and uses hammer ons and pull offs to achieve fluidity and balance. You will also need some palm muting skills when playing the open string idea. This helps to add some chunk to things.

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Dark Folk Guitar – Melancholy Minor Voicings

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Acoustic, Featured | Comments Off

Here we explore 4 voicings utilizing a similar shape along with identical open strings.

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