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Devin Townsend - Kingdom

I absolutely adore Devin Townsend and this may one of my absolute favourite songs of all time. His voice is so powerful, if you notice at 4:24 you can tell how much power is in his voice.

Also, the EMG 81 and EMG 66 humbucker pickups sound totally awesome!

PLEASE PLEASE listen to this, it’s so perfect

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How to make 10 II V I licks with a Gm7 arpeggio

This lesson came about from a conversation I had on twitter. I wanted to try to demonstrate how it is more important to be able to use simple arpeggios and other structures than knowing a lot of exotic scales or arpeggios. Because the good a lot of goods melodies can be made with very simple structures. This is why I took one arpeggio and used that in 10 II V I licks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUjSWOM3NA8

As always you can download the examples as a PDF here:

http://jenslarsen.nl/how-to-make-10-ii-v-i-licks-with-a-gm7-arpeggio/

Hope you can use it!

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Bb Jazz Blues Chord Solo

Chord solos are a great way to have some other material to use in solos to vary the sound of the single note lines. They are also a good way to get a fuller sound of the guitar almost sounding like a complete horn section in a big band, which it also will often resemble because of the melodies and voice-leading it contains.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3l6B_1SadQ

You can download a PDF with examples here:

http://jenslarsen.nl/bb-jazz-blues-chord-solo/

Hope you like it, and let me know if you have any questions!

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Trying to wake up and warm up with a bit of soloing on the chord progression of Night and Day. 


Incidently also trying out a prototype of my John Daw signature acrylic pick! (and liking the sound of it!) http://www.johndaw.ru/