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A sample lesson from Dan Peterson. More…

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A sample from Anchorage-based private lesson instructor, Forest Wilson: https://www.soundslice.com/users/forest_plays_guitar/ More…

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We’ll be breaking down this gut-busting solo from Andy Wood in our “Wanna explain that?” series.… More…

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This is another idea to get you from the I chord to the IV chord, though Shawn says it sounds just as fine over the I. The concept is similar to what you hear in lick one (https://www.soundslice.com/slices/r8PVc/)… More…

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Shawn describes this line as connecting three chord shapes: A variation of E9, C# major and A# major. In the full lesson video, Shawn explains how the two major triads are actually extensions of 13b9 chords… More…

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In this isolated snippet, you can practice mixing the bend and the slide slowly. More…

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Lick two has some more great rhythm, and the added fun of mixing bends and slides together. Technically 🤓, there’s a suspension going from scale degree four to scale degree three. The suspensions is quickly… More…

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Stripping out the rhythmic elements, Tora makes the technique clear: All the magic is in the left hand. Get this down first before adding rhythm. More…

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This first idea strings together three full-step bends that walk their way up to the fifth of the key. The rhythm is tricky and catchy — it begins mid triplet, and ultimately sets down hard on beat 3. More…

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This snippet is from Max’s entry in the 2019 Hancock Institute semifinals. We love the playful half step intervals that ring into each other — it makes you think of Monk. More…

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Here’s bop master Cecil Alexander working on some unaccompanied lines over “My Shining Hour.” More…

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This snippet comes from the beginning of Evgeny’s solo on his original tune “Calumet.” More…

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Check this out: the chords in this cadence do not have the root note in the bass. If you follow the bass notes, do you see a pattern? … More…

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This groove is just fun. Pay attention to the right hand strum pattern, especially on the dead notes. That rhythm propels the whole thing. More…

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This is what the theoretical folks would call a plagal cadence, or sometimes, the "amen cadence." The progression jumps back and forth from the I chord to the IV chord, and is at the heart of Western church… More…