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Exclusive "Harmonies in Pentatonic" Lesson with Paul Gilbert

Here's a "Harmonies in Pentatonic" lesson by Paul Gilbert, presented exclusively by

On May 23, Gilbert and ArtistWorks launched Rock Guitar School With Paul Gilbert. It's an online school that enables students of all ages and ability levels to learn directly from -- and interact with -- the Racer X and Mr. Big guitarist.

"My teaching method is mostly inspired by teaching people one-on-one," Gilbert told "I’ve certainly enjoyed doing clinic tours for larger audiences, but the most valuable teaching experience has been the hundreds of lessons that I’ve given where I can hear the students play. This gives me a very specific idea of what guitarists are interested in, and what techniques they need to focus on."

For the rest of this interview, head here.

Learn more about the Online Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert here, and keep up with Gilbert via his official website and Facebook page.

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Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.