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Take a few steps forward by learning how to do more with rhythm and go beyond just strumming.

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It's usually not about what you play as much as it is about what you don't. Experienced players know tons of simple ideas that fit a variety of situations.

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Sight-reading can be very useful for learning melodies from fake-books or as an efficient way to communicate a specialty music phrase to numerous band members.

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Less experienced musicians hear less than more experienced musicians. Yes, it's there, but you might not be hearing it. However, all musicians have building blocks of knowledge that can be combined to gain a much higher understanding and better musical ear.

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Every player who wants to play great blues should know this information. NOTE: Pause or screen shot graphs because video moves quickly.

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Here's a technique that's great for songwriters who want to make their harmonies richer & more interesting.

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Begin orchestrating your arrangements by incorporating additional movements to your chord progressions.

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See what makes up an E7#9 & E7b9. See uses demonstrated.

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Begin orchestrating your arrangements by incorporating additional movements to your chord progressions.

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Finally, Major Scale Modes made simple. Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian

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BT shows a new look at octaves and major triads that you've probably never seen. This video will truly enhance your fretboard knowledge.

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BT explains, in detail, how extended chords are built. Watch this video & you will no longer wonder about chords such as CMa9, Bm11, C13, etc...

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BT looks at a progression featuring 7 chords replaced by other 7 chord types. Then BT shows a sample of what his approach to the progression would be.

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Take your musicianship to a whole new level with conscious & subconscious mind-training

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The most difficult aspect of sweep picking technique is the upward motion picking phrases. Here's an exercise to get you started sweeping with upward picking speed while playing a string of melodic arpeggios.

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BT shows you the characteristics of chord intervals visually.

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BT contrasts a standard blues progression with another common blues progression he labels the QUICK FOUR (IV). Then BT explains a common lead move almost all great blues guitar players use.

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Sequencing scales is a beautiful device that makes you sound a bit like Mozart. That because many classical pieces incorporate scale sequences. Also, in this video, BT shows proper metronome use and how to build speed the right way.

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BT describes some common & not so common time signatures. See DEMO of multiple time signatures in practical application.

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These chord move enhancements are a MUST KNOW to become that next-tier rhythm guitarist

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Also, in this video, learn this great blues lick, Ear-Training, & more

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This is a great exercise for players from novice level all the way up to experienced working musician. This is a study that applies very well to roots music like Rock a Billy to Country to Early Rock n Roll to Blues. This lesson is also a great exercise that will help you learn those gray areas of notes on the guitar neck.
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Learn several different blues turnaround components that all fit together.
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BT shows off a little to demonstrate what is possible when muting strings that are surrounded by notes that need to ring out. Also, take a look at a difficult voicing of a 6 chord. And finally, a stage warm-up that sounds impressive, while appearing to just be noodling.
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In music, the term key can be both literal and nonliteral. Key in the literal sense pertains to a classical theory system of key signatures & diatonic harmony. The nonliteral definition of key is used in music such as blues-based forms where less or no academic rules apply.

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