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3 Octave Atmospherics

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Post-Rock | Comments Off on 3 Octave Atmospherics

This is a great lesson for the novice, because there are some simple variants available that even a beginner can create once the basic idea has been mastered.

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Learn Blues Rock With a Touch of Funk

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Stoner Rock | Comments Off on Learn Blues Rock With a Touch of Funk

Power chord riffing with a touch of funk is the order of the day in this lesson, guaranteed to build up some limp in the wrist and get the strumming hand flowing.

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Learn Haunting, Sad Guitar

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Gothic | Comments Off on Learn Haunting, Sad Guitar

This is one of my favourite ways to play guitar. Let the chords take you on a journey into yourself and beyond as we explore some dark, reflective ideas.

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Phrygian Drone – Eastern Flavours

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Acoustic | Comments Off on Phrygian Drone – Eastern Flavours

Hybrid picking technique is an important part of acoustic guitar playing, adding depth and dynamics to one’s sound and arsenal. In this lesson, sharpen your chops with this acoustic drone riff, derived from the phrygian and phrygian dominant scales.

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Incorporating Thirds Into Folk Metal Riffing

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Metal | Comments Off on Incorporating Thirds Into Folk Metal Riffing

Although two separate guitars can create some awesome sounds by harmonizing in thirds, a single guitarist also has the option, too. This lesson explores a blackened sort of riff using thirds played simultaneously on one guitar along to a beat from It Might Get Loud’s Black Metal Essentials midi pack  powered by KVLT Drums.

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B Standard Fluid Groove

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Metal | Comments Off on B Standard Fluid Groove

I recently had my Epiphone SG Pro set up and serviced, choosing to go all the way down to B standard tuning. My style is predominantly riff-based, so this is perfect for the sorts of stuff I write and explore in my lessons.

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