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Leveling Up Your Licks: Exploring Four-Note Patterns and Permutations

How to Level Up Your Licks

Most rock guitarists employ repetitive sequences in guitar solos, and in this first column I’d like to show you a great exercise based on four-note patterns that will be applicable to many...

The Chord That Changes Everything

The Chord That Changes Everything

Writing music happens in many different ways. Inspiration from your favorite artists, an emotional life experience, and a simple noodling session on guitar are all valid places for a new song to...

How Danny Gatton Mixed Jazz Into the Pentatonic Box

The Genius of Danny Gatton

Today, I'm going to show you an easy way to fuse some jazz into the ol' pentatonic "box" without having to learn anything new—no theory or even new scales.