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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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Blackened Post Metal Voicings

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in Featured, Metal | Comments Off

In this lesson we look at some nice atmospheric post-metal style voicings with somewhat of a blackened edge to them, as well as a general progression we can use them with.

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Indie Grunge Style Voicings

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Featured, Indie | Comments Off

Today we focus on transforming a pretty typical indie style progression into something a little more interesting and colourful using some simple additions and alterations.

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