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Theme and Development: Two-Hand Percussive Tapping Variations

Two-Hand Percussive Tapping Variations

As I demonstrated in my debut Guitar World column last month, a favorite technique of mine is percussive tapping, wherein notes and specific rhythmic patterns are sounded by tapping onto the...

Eerie Arpeggios, Part 4: The Spooky Sus4b2 Sound

The Spooky Sus4b2 Sound

As a chord reference, FIGURE 1 illustrates some finger-friendly Asus4b2 grips on the top four stings, with the open A string included and the first shape additionally shown 12 frets higher.

Adding the Major Third to Blues Licks in Ninth Position

Adding the Major Third to Blues Licks

In this third installment of our exploration of utilizing the major third of E, G#, as an additional tone within licks based on the E minor pentatonic scale (E G A B D) and E blues scale (E G A Bb...

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