Chris Broderick Pick Clip Review


As a Chris Broderick fan, I was excited to have the opportunity to review his invention, called the Pick Clip. Unlike a generic thumb pick, this device allows a player to use a standard guitar pick and accomplish various techniques that would normally be unavailable.

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Pros:

  • Multi-finger right-hand tapping
  • Easy to switch between playing pick-style and finger-style to achieve different tones
  • Never drop your pick!
  • One-size-fits-all
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • Smaller picks, such as Jazz III style do not fit especially well

Overall, this is a really cool product, and I look forward to hearing Chris Broderick put this to use on further Megadeth albums. You can purchase your Pick Clip directly from the Chris Broderick Web Store.

Can a Scale Change Your Life?

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There are lots of things that we learn in life that may be considered life-changing. Adrian Galysh learned a trick to alter the minor pentatonic scale that changed his whole approach to soloing. If you’ve been playing your minor pentatonic scale and feel that you’re in a rut with it, then maybe it’ll change your life too. Watch the video below to hear this concept in action or read the full article.

How to Combine Pentatonic Scale Patterns

As you work through the different positions of the pentatonic scale, you will notice that there are overlapping notes between two different positions. In a new lesson, Combining Pentatonic Patterns, Matthias Young will show you how to use slides to smoothly link the two patterns together while soloing. We’ll use the Em Pentatonic Scale at the 10th fret (Position 5) and 12 fret (Position 1) for this exercise. Knowing how the two scales can connect will give you more options while soloing. Watch the video to see this concept in action.


Win a Fully-Loaded Pedalboard!

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Learn a Beginner Country Guitar Lick

Our Basic Country Lick lesson will teach you how to play a simple lick over an A7 to D7 chord progression. The lick uses a mixture of double stops and single notes and focuses on hammer-ons and slides instead of more difficult bends. Jody will teach you how to play the lick with note by note instruction and then demonstrate it along with the rhythm track.