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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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Fuzz Rock Fun

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Stoner Rock | Comments Off on Fuzz Rock Fun

Fuzz and pentatonic goodness go together in this rockin’ etude exploring power chord riffing derived from the E minor pentatonic scale.

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Embellishing a Ballad Style Idea

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Acoustic | Comments Off on Embellishing a Ballad Style Idea

A simple progression played with some tender fingerpicking and some tasty embellishments is the focus of the day in this lesson for those that like their acoustic music soft and soothing.

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