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Mini-lesson/Quick Lick: Sequenced melodic string-skipping

It’s been quite a while since I last had a chance to put together a mini-lesson/quick lick, but I’ll try to do more of them in the near future. The one for today is based on a type of arp or scalar fragment I use a lot: You can interpret this in several ways… like […]

Lick Of The Week: Picking 3/6

Here is the third of the six picking-licks I posted back then, great for working on your picking, so you might wanna eventually  put all six exercises into your practicing session. And a video-version:

Sound vs. tone

….or actually, not “vs.”, because both are supposed to go hand in hand. It’s really such a huge topic, and I can only hope to even scratch the surface in a mere blog-post (I dove into it a bit deeper in my book, but I could just as well consider writing a whole book just […]

“Atlanta Dawn” Warmup

I can’t stress often enough how important it is to warm up thoroughly before you start playing or practicing. Seriously, it doesn’t take long, and it will prevent most injuries that might keep you from playing for quite some time. Of course, a warmup shouldn’t be totally demanding regarding speed, stretches or anything… that would […]