TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONTENTS 5 A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER Keeping the fire alive
6 THE NIGHT BEGINS TO SHINE
Carl Burnett takes us back as a light is shined on today’s Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go!
12 STEVE VAI: THE ALIEN BEEKEEPER
Getting to know Steve Vai and his presence of mind in music and life
20 LESSON: BENDING WORKOUTS
Chris Buono is swimming in a pool of ideas for bending Workouts. Hit the gym!
26 LESSON: JAZZ-BLUES MELODIC
PATHWAYS (IMPLYING THE CHANGES)
STEVE VAI: THE ALIEN BEEKEEPER What do bees and guitar have in common? Turns out a lot if you’re a guitar maestro
David Blacker shares his approach to practice by accompanying himself through a twelve-bar progression. Get inspired!
30 LESSON: THE ROAD TO A WHOLE LOTTA
Hone in on Kelly Richey’s essential techniques and specific elements that are used when playing guitar in a blues-rock power trio
Carl Burnett gives us the scoop on Internet sensation and Cartoon Network fan favorite, The Night Begins to Shine
Explore James Hogans’ approach to the less used (but no less interesting) half step bends to create some really interesting colors
MUSIC UNITES THE WORLD, AND SO CAN YOU
THE NIGHT BEGINS TO SHINE
Ravi plays a part in sharing a gift that literally will change our world.
LESSON: HALF STEP BENDS | A PATH LESS TRAVELED
4 LESSON: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE
MELODIC, HARMONIC, AND RHYTHMIC LANGUAGE OF JAZZ Jazz Cats Unite! Ryan Carraher gives us the scoop on getting started with Jazz improvisation
46 FAREED HAQUE: WORLD DOMINATION
LESSON: THE ROAD TO A WHOLE LOTTA POWER TRIO
The guitar is a journey and Kelly shares her road map in a Whole Lotta Power Trio
AUTUMN 2016 | ISSUE 9
Fareed shares how it’s possible to never make a mistake playing guitar (and other Jam topics)
LESSON: BENDING WORKOUTS
He’s back! Hit the Gym with Buono’s bending workout
52 MUSIC UNITES THE WORLD, AND SO
Singer-songwriter and cultural diplomat Ravi travels to bring music and unite youth around the world