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How to Sound More Melodic

How to Sound More Melodic

While melodic guitar playing isn’t genre-specific, it's an approach several guitarists in the progressive-rock spectrum tend to employ. It leads to a flowing, expansive sound consisting of...

Bridging the Chasm Between Scales and Arpeggios

The Chasm Between Scales and Arpeggios

Hovering in the abyss of time and space, of metal and glory, of dragons, mythical kingdoms and guitar picks lost in the couch, is another plane where scales and arpeggios intertwine as one musical...

How to Play Customized Two-Note-Per-String Scales

Customized Two-Note Scales

If you’ve ever sat down to learn a scale that isn’t called the minor pentatonic scale, you’ve definitely made a few mistakes as you ascended and descended through the various positions.

Harp Harmonics: How to Play Ethereal Harmonics on Your Guitar

How to Play Ethereal Harmonics

You’ve undoubtedly played open-string harmonics at the 12th, 7th and 5th frets, but you can sound harmonics all over the fretboard once you understand the technique of playing harp harmonics.

Syncopation in Common Time Signatures

Syncopation in Common Time Signatures

Do you know those guitar riffs where you can't quite find the head-banging center? You’re trying to rock out, but just when you think you’ve identified the rhythmic center, the riff flips over,...

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