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A Myriad of Voicings – The Beauty of Open G

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Acoustic, Featured | 0 comments

As far as chords go, open G is one of my favorites. It’s got quite a few variations to fit a myriad of moods that can be used in a variety of styles. In this lesson, we’re concentrating mainly on acoustic sounds, with one soft rock riff thrown in for good measure.

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Way of the Dark – Shape Shifting

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Chordal Alchemy, Featured | 0 comments

Many years ago whilst in a Darkwave band, there was a particular song we played that required a looping guitar part to compliment the other other sounds going on. From memory, this was when I discovered that playing an open shape further up the fretboard whilst leaving the open strings intact could sound really cool, and a bit spooky, too.

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Minor Alterations For Interesting Sounds

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Chordal Alchemy, Featured | Comments Off on Minor Alterations For Interesting Sounds

Part of great rhythm guitar playing is making use of everything to create interesting sounds. In this feature we’ll be transforming an A minor chord to arrive at a variety of voicings.

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Simple Sludge – Growing the Groove

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Featured | Comments Off on Simple Sludge – Growing the Groove

This idea is very simple, yet satisfying to play. We will be in Drop C tuning and making use of the fat and heavy low 6th string for that wide foundation sludge needs to blossom.

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Classic Metal Riffing – Black Sabbath Style

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Featured | Comments Off on Classic Metal Riffing – Black Sabbath Style

Tony Iommi is undoubtedly one of the pioneers of metal riffing. In this lesson, we take a look at a riff in the style of Supernaut using the C# Pentatonic scale, playing outside its box position.

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Rock Guitar Licks – Crispy Blues Pentatonics

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Featured, Lead Guitar | Comments Off on Rock Guitar Licks – Crispy Blues Pentatonics

This lesson looks at some tasty pentatonic soloing that brings out a southern, country type of sound. We’ll be using some hybrid picking technique as well as legato flicks, so giddy up!

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Rock Guitar Licks – Celtic Pentatonics

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Featured, Lead Guitar | Comments Off on Rock Guitar Licks – Celtic Pentatonics

The Pentatonic scale can be used for more than just Blues licks. In this etude, we evoke a Celtic sort of atmosphere akin to Thin Lizzy or Gary Moore using some open strings and the E Minor Pentatonic scale.

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Filthy Punk Double Stop Unison Bends

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Featured, Lead Guitar | Comments Off on Filthy Punk Double Stop Unison Bends

Let’s get down and dirty with some unison bend double stop action! Build up those digits with this punk-style etude that combines attitude and technique.

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Acoustic Techniques – Thumb Index Pattern With Embellishments

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Acoustic | Comments Off on Acoustic Techniques – Thumb Index Pattern With Embellishments

This lesson takes a look at a thumb and index finger right hand pattern along with some embellishment ideas to colour it.

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My Sound & Setup

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on My Sound & Setup

Thank the gods for my Line 6 TonePort; a simple, yet powerful tool for recording guitar direct into a computer. This article explains what presets and settings I use to achieve the sounds you hear on my YouTube videos.

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