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Melodic Metal – Sequencing Over 6-4 Progression

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Lead Guitar | Comments Off on Melodic Metal – Sequencing Over 6-4 Progression

In today’s lesson, we get upbeat and melodic using modes to construct sequences over a 6-4 progression.

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Crispy Blues Pentatonics

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Lead Guitar | Comments Off on 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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Celtic Pentatonics

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Lead Guitar | Comments Off on 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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Exploring the Difference Between Aeolian and Pentatonic

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Lead Guitar | Comments Off on Exploring the Difference Between Aeolian and Pentatonic

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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Melodic Metal Sequencing

Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Lead Guitar | Comments Off on Melodic Metal Sequencing

This is the first in a new series exploring sequencing ideas in the Metal guitar style.

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Phrygian Improv Techniques

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Lead Guitar | Comments Off on Phrygian Improv Techniques

In this first lesson we take a look at the E Phrygian mode in the key of C major. Please note that for the sake of my own aesthetic preferences, I am tuned down a half step, a la Slash; and refer to the notes on the fretboard as if we were in standard tuning so as to avoid unnecessary confusion.

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