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Chord Construction
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Chord Construction

This is a complete guide to chord contruction with simple rules that broke me out of my playing rut.  You’ll learn how to construct chords using two methods, how to name chords, how chords relate […]

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Licks, Riffs, and Tricks

LRT-022 Jazzy Blues Turnaround

Learn a jazzy blues turnaround in the key of C.  In this turnaround, the chord progression is I-vi-ii-V-I.  The I-vi-ii-V is common in the last two bars of a 12 bar blues.

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Exercises

Ex-020 Combining Alternate and Sweep Picking

Improve your technique and speed by combining alternate picking and sweep picking.  In the following exercise, you will combine alternate picking lines with sweep picking lines in both directions (ascending and descending). When ascending, notice […]