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Postings - November 2010:
Discovering the Harmonic Major Scale | Arpeggio Approach to Fingerstyle Technique | Unlocking the Secrets of the Magic 5-Note Box | Rock-Specific Seventh Chord Voicings | The Attack of the Trill | Screamin' Clean Equipment 101 | Beginner's Guide to Ragtime Blues | Practical Theory for Composition | Open String Blues Scale Patterns

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November 30, 2010:
Open String Blues Scale Patterns

Open string licks offer guitarists an important emotional sound. To understand the application of this idea you need to get a handle on the patterns and popular keys.

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Open String Blues Scale Patterns

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November 26, 2010:
Practical Theory for Composition

Composing songs while learning theory sometimes changes a musicians thought process making writing less natural. Learn how to create a healthy balance with a few simple and practical songwriting tips.

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Practical Theory for Composition

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November 23, 2010:
Beginner's Guide to Ragtime Blues

Every basic folk, country and ragtime style incorporates something of an alternate bass note approach. This technique can be performed on only one or two chords and makes for great rhythm guitar building.

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Beginner's Guide to Ragtime Blues

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November 19, 2010:
Screamin' Clean Equipment 101

Equipment maintenance, how much do you need to know... To have a smooth gig, or session, it's not just your chops alone that need to shine. Your gear needs to work totally MINT as well. Learn the basics in this video lesson covering low-cost pro-gear.

Screamin Clean Equipment 101

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November 16, 2010:
GUITAR TECHNIQUE: The Attack of the Trill

Trills are one of the most popular techniques in guitar. This lesson covers a series of exercises to highly develop the technique into one's playing.

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Attack of the Trill

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November 12, 2010:
Rock-Specific Seventh Chord Voicings

If you are bored of the same old power chords in all of your rock jams, check this out. Seventh chords do have their place in hard rock, not just jazz. Watch the lesson!

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Rock-Specific Seventh Chord Voicings

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November 09, 2010:
Unlocking the Secrets of the Magic 5-Note Box

Hendrix established his unique Delta Blues/ Rock sound with a signature rhythm guitar expression that became influential to decades of players. This lesson covers his use of a magic 5-note embellishment idea!

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Unlocking the Secrets of the Magic 5-Note Box

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November 05, 2010:
Arpeggio Approach to Fingerstyle Technique

How great would it feel to have any finger of the plucking hand, be at your total command! Arpeggio line building gives you that kind of control. Watch the video...

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Arpeggio Approach to Fingerstyle Technique

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November 02, 2010:
Discovering the Harmonic Major Scale

Ever heard of Harmonic Major? How about Ionian b6? If not... Welcome to a whole new world of beautiful Major key sounds.

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Harmonic Major Scale

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