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Creative Approaches to Rhythm Guitar

As much as guitarists love to solo, the reality is that, for most of us, the majority of time spent in a band setting is applied to playing rhythm guitar. ... …

How to Create Guitar Solos That Convey Melodic Continuity

The most memorable guitar solos are those that follow the old adage of creating the impression of a “composition within a composition,” in that the solo sounds like a song of its own and establishes its own musical integrity within the larger piece of music. ... …

How to Use Various Major-Pentatonic Shapes for Soloing

Most guitarists will agree that the study of scales is an endeavor that will reap many benefits.Along with helping one to learn the “map” of the fretboard in any given position, studying scales reinforces note recognition all over the fretboard while also instilling a broader range of muscle memory in regard to the way one physically navigates the board via repetitive finger movement.In other... …

How to Create Flowing, Stylish Licks Like Eric Clapton

When it comes to spontaneous, improvised phrasing, there is perhaps no better blues-rock guitarist than Eric Clapton, especially when heard within the context of the many extended jams he performed with Cream and Blind Faith. ... …

Expanding Major Pentatonic Ideas to Major Hexatonic

Over the course of the last few columns, we’ve examined both the five-note E major pentatonic (E F# G# B C#) and six-note E major hexatonic (E F# G# A B C#) scales in various positions and patterns/sequences that are formed when traversing up and down individual strings. ... …

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