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Postings - November 2013:
Fundamental Groove Skills | The Scale Approach | System for Fingerboard Association | Diatonic Arpeggio Study | Creating Original Guitar Licks |

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November 01, 2013:
Fundamental Groove Skills

Good groove in rhythm guitar is based almost entirely upon feel. Unfortunately, feel must be slowly developed through; transcription, technique training and listening while playing with others. This video breaks down several practice areas that must be addressed in order to establish your inner groove. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

RHYTHM GUITAR: Fundamental Groove Skills

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November 08, 2013:
The Scale Approach

Scales have a huge role in the creation of melody. Whether you are composing pre-established lines, improvising or transcribing... scales are simply paramount. Since scales give us both pentatonic as well as arpeggio patterns, we need to fully understand how to compose using them. Concepts for composing with scales on their own, along with using backing tracks are explained in this 25 min. lesson. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

SONGWRITNG: The Scale Approach

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November 15, 2013:
System for Fingerboard Association

Music theory can be difficult enough to learn on it's own, but when it comes time for it to be applied on the fingerboard it can get even more confusing. Regardless of the style of music you might play, principles like; scales, arpeggios, chords and intervals are a must to learn on the neck. This 31 min. lesson applies several foundational theory principles onto the neck. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

MUSIC THEORY: System for Fingerboard Association

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November 22, 2013:
Diatonic Arpeggio Study

The ability to accurately target chord tones is one of the most valuable skills that a composer or improviser can master. However, the training to accomplish this can often become difficult in terms of success. In order to gain the skills required, it is valuable to study arpeggios diatonically. This lesson explains a study method where guitarists can achieve high levels of success with their use of arpeggios. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR THEORY: Diatonic Arpeggio Study

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November 29, 2013:
Creating Original Guitar Licks

Guitar players will often spend hours learning other peoples guitar licks. This is great, however we also need to learn how to re-shape licks so they can work over any solo, (otherwise our lines start sounding highly contrived). This lesson explains how to use a simple blueprint for creating original guitar licks. The system will allow for any melodic statement to be re-worked to create dozens of new licks. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

SONGWRITING: Creating Original Guitar Licks

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