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Postings - January 2016:
4 Must Know Strum Patterns | Advanced Arpeggio Workout | Write an Infectious Melody | Common Licks for Rock | Bossa Nova Rhythm |

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January 01, 2016:
4 Must Know Strum Patterns

The lesson demonstrates how to develop more control over rhythm durations and rhythmic meter. Uses examples of different rhythmic durations, shows how guitarists can practice rhythmic meter, how to build a solid feel and develop an excellent internal sense of rhythm. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

RHYTHM GUITAR: 4 Must Know Strum Patterns

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January 08, 2016:
Advanced Arpeggio Workout

An advanced arpeggio study routine which involves inverting arpeggio layouts. Similar to chord inversions, we can also invert arpeggios. In the lesson we run through arpeggio inversion patterns on the neck, as well as, inversion process music theory. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR THEORY: Advanced Arpeggio Workout

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January 14, 2016:
Write an Infectious Melody

Writing a catchy melody involves repeating parts so that they flow easily and they have a nice contour to them - making them repeat well. This is a skill that needs to be developed over time. In the lesson, I run through important skills of the musician when composing, "Infectious Melody." Next, we take a look at a few melody ideas and what makes them, "infectious." Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

SONGWRITING: Write an Infectious Melody

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January 21, 2016:
Common Licks for Rock

This lesson takes a look at how scales and the guitars tone can be approached in order for rock licks to become generated out of scale patterns. We'll explore common phrasing ideas, popular scale shapes, fingering concepts and most importantly the locations on the neck where a lot of the licks we hear in rock solos will most often be performed. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR STYLES: Common Licks for Rock

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January 28, 2016:
Bossa Nova Rhythm

Introduces the basic Bossa Nova rhythmic groove along with a slightly more complex pattern that can embellish the feel. Also works through a few tips for creating melody within the Bossa Nova style. Melody concepts will involve the tracking of chord changes and the use of targeted modes with arpeggios to cover the chords. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR STYLES: Bossa Nova Rhythm

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