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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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