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    Introduction & "Swallow Everything"

    In this first video, we are introduced to musician Page Hamilton as well as having him play a song with his band Helmet.

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    Scales

    In this tutorial, we learn about unusual scales and how they can be applied in a rock context.

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    Sonic Chord Shapes & "Enemies"

    Page talks about chords and using interesting chord voicings to make a song your own and then we are played another song by Helmet.

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    Practicing

    Next we hear about different practice techniques and the importance of adjusting your practice to your situation.

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    Listening & "Unsung"

    Page goes over the importance of critically listening to harmonies, melodies, and different genre's of music to become a better musican and then we are played the song "Unsung".

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    EFX

    Here, we listen to various combinations of FX pedals and discuss using them to create movement and emotion in our music.

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    Final Thoughts & "See You Dead"

    In this last video, Page gives his final thoughts and plays us out with one more song.

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In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, Rock guitar innovator Page Hamilton, founder of the groundbreaking hard rock band Helmet, provides detailed demonstrations of his approach to chords, scales, sounds and practicing!

Throughout the videos you’ll gain an in-depth understanding and ways to build non-traditional sonic shapes; apply unusual scales in a rock context; sound design – using effect combos for radical tonal results; and practicing – by using his “Super Chops” method to build high-level technical skills.

You also get printable PDF files featuring notated examples with tab for all chords, scales and progressions, plus bonus live performances by Helmet!


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Page Nye Hamilton is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer, mostly noted for his work with alternative metal band Helmet. Most of his work has been in the hard rock and alternative metal styles, though he trained in jazz guitar and has substantial connections with avant-garde music and film soundtrack composition.

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    In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, Rock guitar innovator Page Hamilton, founder of the groundbreaking hard rock band Helmet, provides detailed demonstrations of his approach to chords, scales, sounds and practicing!

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