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Stuck In The Pentatonic Box?

Bored with the pentatonic box? Struggling with the five positions? Try this …

April 17, 2009
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Mastering The Pentatonics – Part 5

How to add some spice to your minor pentatonics by using them with related arpeggios. Find out why dropping just one note from the pentatonic scale can make your solos less predictable.

September 7, 2008
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Mastering The Pentatonics – Part 4

How to avoid thinking in fixed pentatonic positions. In part four we explode the minor pentatonic into smaller managable parts that make you think more about the scale and less about the five positions, essential to creating fluency across the fretboard.

September 7, 2008
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Mastering The Pentatonics – Part 3

Understanding intervals and triads with diagrams showing how they relate to the pentatonic shapes.

September 7, 2008
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Mastering The Pentatonics – Part 2

Part two of this series explores triads and how to apply them over the fretboard, making it easy to find chord tones, essential for making your solos sound musical.

September 7, 2008
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Mastering The Pentatonics – Part 1

There’s a lot more to playing pentatonic scales on the guitar than just sticking to the box pattern and five positions. This free five part crash course breaks down the pentatonics and shows you how to use it over the whole neck.

September 7, 2008
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How To Tune A Guitar

The guitar tuner has it’s uses but there’s more to tuning a guitar than just checking the open strings. Learn how to tune with harmonics and understand intonation to make your guitar evenly tuned across the neck.

September 7, 2008
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Soloing The Changes

How to combine chord tones with the pentatonic scale to create smooth flowing guitar solos that fit the music over chord and key changes. Includes Video.

September 7, 2008
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Learn The Fretboard Using Minor Pentatonics

Learning the notes on the fretboard is extremely important but can feel like a bit of a chore. Why not kill two birds with one stone and improve your pentatonic fluency at the same time! This lesson shows you how.

September 7, 2008
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Lead Guitar Technique – Common Problems

Most amateur guitarists could sound a lot more professional in half the time with half the work if their efforts were directed in the right places. This lessons takes a look at the most common problems that let down beginner and amateur guitar solos.

September 7, 2008
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