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How to Use Octaves to Unlock the Fretboard

How to Use Octaves to Unlock the Fretboard

Everybody likes a bargain, especially when the deal you’re getting is on something as valuable as guitar knowledge. That’s right, there’s a fire sale going on in today's lesson: you can get five... …

How to Find the

How to Find the "Groove" Pocket

Finding “the pocket” is a concept traditionally associated with drums or bass—the rhythm section. However, you have to have rhythm no matter what instrument you play, from guitar to trumpet to... …

Set Sail with the Diminished Sound

Set Sail with the Diminished Sound

Have you ever heard the phrase “diminishing returns?” It’s a financial idiom that refers to a point at which the level of profit gained is less than the amount of energy you’re investing to earn it... …

The Top Five Guitarist Jokes

The Top Five Guitarist Jokes

Some guitar jokes are overused, and some guitar jokes are just plain dumb. The great thing about making videos, however, is that you can put a new spin on the tired, clichéd thigh-slappers that... …

How to Slip in Some Silky Smooth Jazz Techniques

How to Slip in Some Silky Smooth Jazz Techniques

If you’re like me, you started your guitar journey rooted in classic rock, cutting your teeth on the stylings of Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC or Led Zeppelin, to name a few. You then pivoted into more... …

Meet These 12 Gorgeous Open-String Chords

Meet These 12 Gorgeous Open-String Chords

Including open strings in the chords you play is a quick way to expand your sound and stretch out over a wide sonic space. Ringing open strings against various chord forms can create unique... …

The Top Seven Metal Guitar Riffs. Period.

The Top Seven Metal Guitar Riffs. Period.

There have been countless lists of what others consider to be the very best metal guitar riffs. Some lists are extremely comprehensive, while others focus on the underappreciated efforts of our... …

How to Play Dynamic Drop D Chords

How to Play Dynamic Drop D Chords

When I think of drop D tuning, I immediately think of overplayed guitar store music. We’ve all seen that guy sitting in the corner with a Line 6 Spider and BC Rich Warlock butchering some slightly... …

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