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Acoustic Harmonics
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Anders will show you how to use natural harmonics to play triads, scale patterns and an interesting and somewhat harp-like sound.

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Introduction to Pinch Harmonics
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In this tutorial we're going to explore another lead technique that is very common in rock lead playing. This is the technique where you hit the strings with your thumb along with your pick to create a screeching harmonic. It's called "pinch harmonics", and I'm sure you'll recognize the sound of it. Some players use pinch harmonics in a very calculated and controlled way while others use it more loosely. In this tutorial we'll explore the basic technique and the different approaches in some fun and rockin' examples!

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Harmonics: Pinch & Natural
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In this short tutorial, Neal Walter will explain two types of harmonics for you: pinch and natural. Pinch harmonics are often used in rock soloing, and natural harmonics are often used to give color. Neal will break down how to approach these harmonics so you can add them to your expressive arsenal.

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Harp Harmonics
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In this tutorial I'll show you how much cool stuff you can do with harmonics on the acoustic guitar. We're gonna break down the open harmonics and how to use them to play scales, melodies, and chords. I'll show you how to do the classic "cascading chords" and much more. This is one of those techniques that is nearly impossible to figure out just from listening, but after watching this tutorial you'll know everything you need to go learn some more harmonic tricks on your own!

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Dokken
Burning Like A Flame Dokken
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There are two electric guitars using huge 80s overdriven Marshall tones in this 80s arena rocker. Guitar 1 plays the rhythm and riffs, while Guitar 2 plays the lead fills, main solo, and outro solo. This song uses palm muted power chord riffing, triads and fast all downstroke 8th note rhythms, as well as lead techniques including pinch harmonics, vibrato, and legato.

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Dio
Holy Diver Dio
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“Holy Diver” as made famous by Ronnie James Dio is a mid-tempo arena rocker with power chord fueled rhythm guitar riffs and a killer solo loaded with speedy licks, pinch harmonics, string bends, and double stops.

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Seether
Broken Seether
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Mike will show you the 1 acoustic and 3 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that uses fingerpicking and strumming. Guitar 2 is an effected electric guitar that adds some harmonics and single strums to the arrangement. Guitar 2 is a lite crunch electric guitar that strums the progressions to help build the dynamic. Guitar 4 is a high gain crunch electric guitar that digs into a melodic solo and the final climactic chorus.

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Linkin Park
One Step Closer Linkin Park
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Mike will show you the single heavy crunch guitar layer in this tune. Tune down your guitar to dropped Db to play along with this tutorial. This song uses dropped tuning, bombastic heavy riffage, harmonics, octaves, and palm muting.

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Final Practice Tune
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Anders will break down, practice and play through one final practice tune that incorporates most of the techniques taught in this chapter. This will include the swing feel, open string licks, tension notes, a few harmonics and some of the jazzy chord voicings. It's a fun tune for using a thumb pick, but it is completely possible to play the arrangement without one as well.

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Two-Handed Tapping 1
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In this first of a two part series you'll learn single finger tapping ideas with arpeggios, sliding, string bending, pentatonic scales, diatonic scales, pedal points, and tapping harmonics.

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Two-Handed Tapping 2
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In this second of a two part series you'll learn playing independent ideas with left and right hands, fast legato shred lines, percussive tapping, jazzy bass lines with independent chords tapped on top and acoustic banging and tapping harmonics.

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Linkin Park
In The End Linkin Park
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Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays harmonics that outline the chord progression, while Guitar 2 is a heavy crunch guitar that plays some dropped D style riffs in the arrangement.

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The Rolling Stones
Wild Horses The Rolling Stones
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Mike will show you all the parts to this classic rock ballad based on R&B and country ideas. There are steady acoustic strumming, dynamics and harmonics, as well as some country-influenced lead techniques using a combination of acoustic and electric guitars.

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The Fixx
Saved by Zero The Fixx
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Douglas will show you this new wave classic featuring lots of cool guitar parts and textures that give you a great representation of some of the guitar sounds heard in the early 80's. These include some funky, minor pentatonic licks, textured guitars with lots and lots of reverb, some cool guitar counterpoint, as well some ringing harmonics with a whammy bar and some effects.

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The Monkees
Daydream Believer The Monkees
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Douglas will show you this classic tune featuring all those unforgettable melodies and hooks that have made this song a long lasting hit, and guiding it along is a single guitar part that is both fun and easy to play. There are some harmonics, some cool arpeggios, along with some moving chords during the choruses.

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Boston
More Than A Feeling Boston
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In this tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach "More Than A Feeling", as made famous by Boston. Mike will teach all 5 guitar layers in this tutorial. A 12 string acoustic kicks off the song with an iconic arpeggiated riff that appears in all the verse sections. A clean electric guitar adds some ringing harmonics and arpeggiated chords. A crunch guitar sets the chorus sections on fire, and two additional lead guitars add some melodic harmonized leads. All of these guitars appear throughout the tune creating a rich tapestry of sound that became an industry standard of how to multi-layer guitars in the studio.

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GT Channel: Rock with Neal 3
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There are lots of fun topics in this series, including several wah-wah lessons, whammy technique, tap harmonics, Slash-inspired riffs, Alex Lifeson-inspired riffs, Joe Perry-inspired riffs, plenty of rock and southern rock riffin' and lots of tips on soloing.

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GT Channel: Rock with Neal 1
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These Guitar Tricks Channel episodes will teach you rock palm muting techniques, whammy bar tricks with harmonics, pick scraping, getting more notes with hammer-ons and pull-offs, chord riffs, and pentatonic soloing.

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Lifehouse
Hanging by a Moment Lifehouse
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In these 12 videos, Douglas Showalter will be breaking down the parts to "Hanging by a Moment", by Lifehouse. After the tones and tuning, we'll get right into the signature riff that occurs throughout the song, then 1st chorus. Next up is the harmonics followed by chorus 2, and the bridge in two parts. We'll break down the interlude and verse 3 after that, then the song ending. You'll play along with Douglas, then take over in the jam along.

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Tapping: Level 3
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In this tutorial, I will teach you how to tap harmonics, and we will work on three fairly advanced tapping examples over backing tracks. At the end of the tutorial, I included slower versions of the backing tracks that gradually increase in tempo, so you can take your time and build speed.

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Lamb Of God
Laid To Rest Lamb Of God
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In these eight lessons, Lee Wanner will be digging into the elements in the song "Laid To Rest", by Lamb Of God. Lee will talk first about the tones and dropped D tuning. Then he'll dissect the verses, choruses, and bridge, consisting of single note lines, chromaticisms, pinch harmonics, and octaves. We'll look at the intro last (as it functions as an interlude), then tie it all up in a final play-along performance.

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Korn
Got The Life Korn
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In this series of lessons, Lee Wanner will take you through the metal song "Got The Life", recorded by Korn and released in 1998. There's two guitars in this one. Lee will talk about the gear and tone, then break down the intro/chorus octave part and underlying power chords. Then Lee will pick apart the verse and bridge sections and teach the creative use of harmonics with effects. We'll draw it to a close with a full performance play-along.

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The Police
Can't Stand Losing The Police
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In this tutorial Anders Mouridsen will break down every note that you hear on the studio version of "Can't Stand Losing You" as made famous by The Police in 1978. There's so much great stuff to learn from this song since the track is packed with awesome guitar parts and interesting grooves from the rhythm section. There are reggae influenced rhythm guitars, power-punk parts, ambient harp harmonics, super creative use of effects and much more, so get tuned up and ready for some Police action!

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Heart
Barracuda Heart
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In these 10 lessons we'll break down the classic 70s rocker "Barracuda", made famous by Heart. You'll learn the main hook riff, the sections of the song form, and the solo... plus some really cool guitar tricks like pick slides and whammy bar dives, the flanger effect on guitar, the use of harmonics as single note melodies and chord support, and some odd meters along with some very interesting variations in rhythms and riffing.

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Richie Havens
Follow Richie Havens
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This lesson is about the techniques and chords used in "Follow" as made famous by Richie Havens. Played in open D tuning, this great singer/songwriter track is played fairly loose and with lots of feeling. We'll look at the rhythmic strumming approaches here on acoustic, the electric guitar melody, and the use of harmonics and embellishments. We'll end with a full song performance.

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Urban Legends About Guitar Tuning
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Can't seem to get all of your chords in tune? Anders Mouridsen shows you how to avoid common tuning and intonation problems. He'll cover equal temperament, setup & adjustment, harmonics, open strings, and even vibrato & bending techniques gone wrong.

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Nick Gilder
Hot Child in the City Nick Gilder
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"Hot Child in the City" was made famous by glam rocker Nick Gilder in the 1970's. In this series of lessons we'll put several things under the microscope: the harmonics and delay, the verses, guitar hook lick in the choruses, the bridge, and how to use space in the music to your advantage. Then we'll top things of with a play-along.

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Classical Guitar: Left Hand Basics
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This is a tutorial series covering some basic, introductory classical guitar techniques of the left hand. Topics covered include: bringing out multiple, simultaneous voices, lines, melodies, vibrato, harmonics, etc.

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