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Postings - March 2011:
Bass String Patterns for Folk Ballads | Dominant Substitution with Minor 7(b5) | String Set "Cross Over" Chord Shapes | Adopting Classical Fingerstyle Technique | Converting Licks into Musical Phrases | Smooth Jazz Melodies | Creating Melody with Numeric Combinations | Incorporating the Sixteenth-Note Triplet | Superimposing Minor Pentatonic Scales

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March 29, 2011:
Superimposing Minor Pentatonic Scales

Expand your Minor Pentatonic volcabulary by using superimposed scales. It's not as difficult as you might think. Andrew covers everything you'll need to know in the lesson.

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Superimposing Minor Pentatonic Scales

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March 25, 2011:
Incorporating the Sixteenth-Note Triplet

Understanding the feel of the sixteenth-note triplet is very important for both rhythm guitar, as well as lead. Andrew runs through examples of every concept.

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Incorporating the Sixteenth-Note Triplet

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March 22, 2011:
Creating Melody with Numeric Combinations

Taking any number combination from 1 through 7 and organizing it around the steps of a scale can produce a melody. Andrew explains how to easily apply this.

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Creating Melody with Numeric Combinations

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March 18, 2011:
Smooth Jazz Melodies

Melodies found in the smooth jazz style are very palatable. The style is certainly easy listening and to achieve this, we can learn to follow chord tones and extensions.

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Smooth Jazz Melodies

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March 15, 2011:
Converting Licks into Musical Phrases

Andrew teaches an easy to follow how to video about turning licks into musical phrases - to make guitar licks sound more like a natural part of your playing.

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Converting Licks into Musical Phrases

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March 11, 2011:
Adopting Classical Fingerstyle Technique

Classical fingerstyle technique utilizes the thumb and three fingers. If you have developed initial fingerstyle technique this lesson will give you a leg up to higher ability.

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Adopting Classical Fingerstyle Technique

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March 08, 2011:
String Set "Cross Over" Chord Shapes

An interesting thing about guitar is how chord shapes on the fingerboard can vertically cross over string sets. Learn the architecture about this very cool guitar neck idea!

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String Set Cross Over Chord Shapes

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March 04, 2011:
Dominant Substitution with Minor 7(b5)

Dominant 7th chords can be substituted with Mi7(b5) to create a very cool effect of Dominant 9th. Learn how this process can be applied in any style.

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Dominant Substitution with Minor 7(b5)

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March 01, 2011:
Bass String Patterns for Folk Ballads

Folk guitar ballads have very lyrical harmonized bass lines on low guitar strings. Learn how to add this to your own guitar playing with this lesson plan.

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Bass String Patterns for Folk Ballads

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