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Guitar Fretboard Fluency: Horizontal Expansion

In this guitar lesson we'll be exploring a concept that I call horizontal expansion, which is a great way of improving your fretboard knowledge and soloing vocabulary. So, what exactly is horizontal expansion? Horizontal expansion is where you take a short guitar lick...

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Introduction To Octave Displacement

In this guitar lesson we'll be taking a look at octave displacement, which is a useful compositional technique that allows you to easily create many variations of a melody. But, before we look at this technique, we should briefly talk a little bit about octaves......

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Three Tips To Help You Master Single String Guitar Scales

In this guitar lesson we'll be taking a look at a few ways to help you get better at playing guitar scales on a single string. But before we do that, we should quickly look at why I think single string scales are essential to getting an excellent command of guitar...

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How Learning Scale Degrees Will Help You

In a couple of earlier lessons I explained exactly what scale degrees are. For this lesson I'm going to go into some detail about how learning scale degrees can benefit you. If you haven't gone over the previous two lessons, you might want to check them out before...

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Understanding Scale Degrees: Part 2

Welcome back to another fun-filled lesson on scale degrees! As you'll recall from Understanding Scale Degrees: Part 1, we worked through the first three steps of my method of understanding scale degrees... Step One: Understanding the musical alphabet.Step...

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