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Focusing on Specific Fretboard Positions for Rhythm and Soloing

Focusing on Specific Fretboard Positions

Focusing on specific fretboard positions for rhythm and soloing As I stated last month, the are many different ways in which guitar players can navigate chord resolutions and likewise allude to...

Combining Pentatonic Scales to Create Unexpected Phrases

Combining Pentatonic Scales

The word pentatonic is derived from the Greek penta, meaning five, and tonic, meaning tone. So, as its name implies, a pentatonic scale is any scale built from five tones.

Zakk Wylde's

Zakk Wylde's Hybrid-Picked, Acoustic Shred

As the Black Label Society's leader (and Ozzy's guitarist for more years than anyone else), Zakk Wylde has become infamous for his brew-tal riffage and lethal lead style. Remarkably, though, he...

The Complex and Groovy Fingerpicking of Guitarist/Actor Jerry Reed

The Groovy Fingerpicking of Jerry Reed

Jerry Reed (1937–2008), known by many as Burt Reynolds’ truck-driving partner in crime in the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit, was also a highly accomplished and influential guitar picker. Let’s...

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