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The Top 8 Two Handed Tappers

Two Handed Tapping: Our Top 8 Tappers of All Time

From Eddie Van Halen to Victor Wooten, here are our top 8 Two Handed Tapping practitioners of all time, on both guitar & bass.
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Can Sweep Picking be tasteful? You Bet.

Can Sweep Picking be Tasteful? You Bet.

From jazz to country, sweep picking is a more varied and useful technique than you might think at first glance. 
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Learning Jazz Guitar Scales: Beginner's Guide

Learning Jazz Guitar Scales: Beginner’s Guide

Learning how to play jazz guitar scales sounds scary to many students of the guitar, primarily because there is a lack of understanding about what a “jazz” scale is.
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The DNA of Classic Country Guitar Licks

The DNA of Classic Country Guitar Licks

Many of the great Country Guitar Licks all share the same basic building blocks. Master these simple techniques, and you'll be a country guitar master.
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Using The CAGED System To Master Your Guitar's Fretboard

Using The CAGED System To Master Your Guitar’s Fretboard

The CAGED system provides a simple way to visualize the logic of the guitar's fretboard that works for beginners and virtuosos alike.
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How to Play Rhythm Guitar Better with 6 Simple Practice Techniques

How to Play Rhythm Guitar Better with 6 Simple Practice Techniques

If you want to be a great guitarist you can't just be great at lead—you've got to be a top-notch rhythm guitarist. Here's how to play rhythm guitar better.
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