CHOPS FROM HELL COLUMNS ARCHIVE


Our old hosting company turfed our website a while back. We have since changed our hosting company! A lot of the columns lost files, so we took the data down. After numerous emails along the line of like "hey, what the hell happened to the free columns?!" here they are again - or what's left of them at least. So if you find missing data, links, etc., don't write us about it. This is all that's left. You've been warned and we've learned to backup.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL RELEASE COLUMNISTS (alphabetically)
Kris Barras
- "Rock Fusion Techniques" Sampler
Joe Becker
- Getting Crazy With The "Chineze" Scale
- Pentatonic Tapping Lick
- "TAP" (Total Ass-kicking Pentatonic)
- Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun
James Blackstock
- "Groove Monster Vol. 1" Sampler
Chris Brungardt
- Fretboard Exercist
- Shred From The Dead
- Understanding Intervals
- Frontal Legatomy
- Speed Demon
- Don't Fear The Sweeper
- Turning Tricks
- Wiretap
Mike Campese
- "Creative Speed-Building Picking Techniques" Sampler
- Artful Picking And "The New" Soundclips
- Shred Licks
- "Virtuoso Rock Fusion Concepts" Sampler
- "Etude"
- Musical Sements & Coordination
Lion Music artist Rusty Cooley
- "Basic Training" Sampler
- "Chromatic Death"
- "I Wish I Was A Viking"
- The 7 Deadly Sins
- "The Art Of Picking" Sampler
- "Extreme Pentatonics" Sampler
- "Shred Guitar Manifesto" Sampler
- Maximum Shred Factor II
- Maximum Shred Factor I
Gavino Cossu
- Fast And Furious
- Speed Pentatonic
- 1st Column
Allen DeCamp
- "The Art Of Fingerpicking" Sampler #2
- "The Art Of Fingerpicking" Sampler #1
Marcos De Ros
- "Intense Picking" Sampler
- "Advanced Guitar Techniques" Sampler
Santiago Dobles
- "Shut Up And Play" Sampler
- "Satya"
Shrapnel artist Todd Duane
- "ShredOMania" Sampler
- Partial Picking
- Frank Lick
Francesco Fareri
- Various Techniques 2
- "Intense Guitar Playing" Sampler
- The Seventh
- "High Shred Techs" Sampler
- Shred Playing
- "Arpeggios" Sampler
- Legato Playing
- Various Techniques
- Arpeggio Sequence
- Sweeping Column
Progressive Arts Music's Derryl Gabel
- "Pentatonic Passages" Sampler
- "Cool Legato Phrases 2" Sampler
- "Cool Legato Phrases" Sampler
- "Visions & Dreams - Part One" Sampler
- Improvising Thru The Changes
- Sweep Dreams
- Apocalyptic Arpeggios
- Pentatonic Pandemonium
Andy Garrett
- Diminished Lick of Doom
- Psychotic Episodes of Video Eye Candy, Part 2
- Tapping Tricks That Make a Difference
- "Stringmaster Series 01" Sampler #3
- "Stringmaster Series 01" Sampler #2
- Hero Gone; Inspiration Lives On!!
- "Stringmaster Series 01" Sampler #1
- One-Note-Per-String Over and Out
- Barred From Sounding Ordinary
- Psychotic Episodes of Video Eye Candy
- Slippery Fun Finger-Sliding 11's and 13's
- Arpeggio Trill Add-ons
- Legato Tapping 7's
- Legato Picking Lucky 7's
Shane Gibson - guitarist for KoRn and Jonathan Davis
- Polyphonic Singing #2 - vocal column
- Slopfest
- Cascade Of Fives
- 3 Against 4 Against 5
- Death By Fives
- Glitch Picking
- Rhythmic Tapping
- Econo-Sweepy
- "Helps The Shredicine Go Down..." Sampler
- Acoustic Fire, Di Meola-like
- Polyphonic Singing (singing two notes at once) - vocal column
- Sweepy Sweeperson
Joshua Hammond
- "Niccolo Paganini's 24 Caprices: Opus 1 For Electric Guitar" Sampler
bassist Scott Hubbell
- Tappalodic
- Slap Paradiddles
- Terrifying Taps
- Beyond The Bassiks 2
- Beyond The Bassiks 1
Rob Johnson
- "Shred Tactics II" Sampler - new sample 7-2-07
- "Shred Tactics" Sampler #1 - new sample 7-2-07
- "Shred Tactics" Sampler #2 - new sample 7-2-07
Tom Kopyto
- "Picking Sequences & Modes" Sampler
- Pick 5
- "Terror Death Licks" Sampler
- Alternative Legato Techniques
Carlos Lozano
- "Licks Inside The Shades" Sampler
Darin Moore
- "Building A Shred Arsenal" Sampler
Marc Pattison
- "Tap Monster" Sampler
Tony Smotherman
- "Licks Of The Absurd" Sampler
- Column #5
- Alternate Picking Lick
- "Virtuoso Techniques" Sampler
- Legato Workout Part 2
- Legato Workout Part 1
Pablo G. Soler
- "Insane Shredding" Sampler
Shrapnel artist Scott Stine
- Legato Lick
- "Interview With A Psycho From Texas" Sampler
- Nuthin' But Pickin'
Terry Syrek
- "Unearthed Arcana" Sampler
Shrapnel artist Derek Taylor
- "DT3: An Evening With Derek Taylor" Sampler
- Advanced Legato Phrases
- Children That Hate Toys
- Mercury Bath
Jasun Tipton
- "Progressive Shredoholic" Sampler
bassist Troy Tipton
- "Progressive Bass Techniques" Sampler
Niels Vejlyt
- Pick & Sweep
- Picking
- Sweeping & Tapping
- "Sweep Picking 8 Finger Tapping Madness" Sampler
- "Extreme Tapping" Sampler
- Arpeggio Techniques
Theodore Ziras
- "Sweeping All Night Long Vol. I" Sampler
- String Skipping Masterclass
- Advanced Neo-classical Soloing
- Alternate Picking Masterclass
- "Dash" Intro
- Tapping Arpeggios
- Neo-classical Sweeps
OTHERS (also alphabetically)
Michael Abraham
- Guitar Synth 101
Hakim Achi
- The New String Skipping Tapping / Technique
Daran Amos & Rick Land
- Oldschool With Thunderbrew 3
- Oldschool With Thunderbrew 2
- Oldschool With Thunderbrew 1
Ioannis Anastassakis
- Hybrid Picking: "Suspension Of Disbelief" Intro
Jamie Andreas
- On Memorizing - Part Two
- On Memorizing - Part One
- Finding Notes On The Neck: The 5 Fret Rule
- The Proper Shape Of A Bend
- Belly Up To The Barre Boys (and Girls!)
- How To Nail A Solo
- The Glue of Repetition
- Scales, who needs them? Why and What For, Anyway?!
- How To Practice Guitar Chord Changes
- The Secret of Speed: Finding the "Incredible Lightness"
- Your Growth As A Guitarist: Vertical or Horizontal?
- Discover Your Discomfort! Why Are So Many Guitarists Masochists?
Aapo Arola
- The Hirajoshi Scale
Francesco Artusato
- "Terrors Align"
- "Hunter's Moon"
Juliano Augusto
- Harmonic Overlapping
Chris Austin
- Strange Picking Stuff
Justin Ballard
- 2 Handed Tapping
Marcelo Barbosa
- Pentatonics With 2 Hand Tapping
- Arpeggios With 2 Hand Tapping
Shrapnel artist George Bellas
- Tearing It Up - Phrygian Dominant
- Sweeping 9th Arpeggios
Jon Bjork
- Expanding Technique Practice
Bofatron Sofasaurus
- Getting "Out There" Part 1
- Disturbing Shred
Steve Booke
- Finger Twisting Exercise
- Exotic Sexatonic Scale
Century Media Record's Chris Broderick
- "The Downward Fall"
- Mozart's "Alla Turca"
- "Take To The Sky" & "The Scarlet Letter"
Charles Brown
- The Power Of Guitar Synthesizer
- Classical Guitar: The Rest Stroke
Rob Burton
- A Broomless Sweeping Exercise!
- Leapin' Legato!
- F# Harmonic Minor
Ian Bushell
- Legato & Tapping Techniques
Mikhal Caldwell
- Polytonal Pivoting
- Passing Tone Study
- Putting Some Raga In Your Shred
- Extended Linear Fingerings
- Harmonic Regeneration
Marco Cardona
- "Showtime" Pt. 1
Julien Carriere
- "Roswell's Loon"
- For Your Left Hand Only
T.D. Clark
- "Timanfaya"
Marcel Coenen
- Arpeggios
- Pentatonic Ideas
- Arpeggio Lick
Chad Coggin
- Getting "Slippery"
- Pareto Principle
Wayde Cooper
- Musical Madness...these got to four
Drew Creel
- The Tap Dance
Thomas Curtil
- Legato Arpeggios
- Fresh Pentatonics
- Exciting Tapping
Joey Dahlia
- Joey Dahlia
John Delcalzo
- Eight Finger Licks
- Eight Finger Tapping
- Legato Techniques
Tiago Della Vega
- Line Arpeggios
- 1st Column
Will Dewsbury
- Sweep Picking
Randy Ellefson
- Writing Guitar Licks
Ryan Formato
- 1st Column
Bruno Fornazza
- Frethand Position
Cal Freeman
- Cal Arp Trucking
Michael Gapys
- 2 & 3 String Licks
- Stacatto's Fever
- Licks
- Arpeggio Licks
César Garcia
- Pentatonic Shred Licks
Pablo Garcia
- New Tapping Sequences
Ricky Garcia
- Attack Is Everything Part 1
Tom Geldschläger
- Sweep Picking Arpeggio Runs
- Tapping Tricks
Simone Gianlorenzi
- Develop Your Style
Mark Gibson
- Hammer And Pick (2 lines at once)
- Using All 8 Fingers
- Hybrid Workout
- Chromatic Legato
- Melodic Tapping
Tim Gibson
- Practicing The Intangibles
Len Joseph Gonzalez
- Mushing & Flickering
- 1st Column
Rick Graham
- WOW! arpeggios
Ricky Graham
- "Refraction"
Marshall Greenberg
- Vic’ing - A Hybrid Picking Technique
- Lane a la Gambale
John Gregson
- Eight Finger Tapping
Matthew Hale
- Tapping
- Sweeping
- Legato
Drew Hamlett
- Harmonic Minor Lick
- G Major Lick
Aaron Harris
- Modal Pentatonics
- Applied Techniques
Marshall Harrison
- Diminished 7th Ideas
Guitar Recording's artist Howard Hart
- "Sweep Sounding"
James Henn
- 1st Lesson
Jeff Hernandez
- 2 Note Shred Wonder
Alfredo Herz
- Sweeping & Shifting
- Pinky Slide
OTHERS (cont.)
Tom Hess
- How to Become a Professional Guitarist & Musician ~ Part 4 ~ "Making it"
- How to Develop Your Own Style - Part 2 (always simple …. not always easy)
- Are You a Bad Student? I was! - Part 1
- The Pursuit of Artistic Greatness
- An Analysis of "SUCK" - Part 1
- How to Become a Professional Guitarist & Musician - Part 3
- Begin At The End
- How to Become a Professional Guitarist & Musician - Part 2
- How to Develop Your Own Style - Part 1 (It's All About You!)
- How to Become a Professional Guitarist & Musician - Part 1
- Take The Test
- The 80/20 Law - Maximum Results With Minimum Time
- Fire and Inspiration
- Express Yourself!
- The Most Important Skill That Most players Don't Have
- Perserverance
Kyle Hicks
- The Art Of Pre-Composition - no. 2
- The Art Of Pre-Composition - no. 1
Davy Ho Thong
- Pick-lazy
- Full-throttle Staccato Playing
bassist Kyle Honea
- Ultimate Pentatonic Tapping for Bass
- Fast Modal Sequences
- Sliding Scales / Arpeggios Combo
- String Skipping Arpeggios
- Pentatonic Tapping For Bass
- Moving Arpeggios 2
- Moving Arpeggios 1
Jim Horne
- Tapping Your Way Through Legato
Bill Hudson
- Pentatonics
Scott Hughes
- 4 Fingers
Peter Hurst
- 1st Column
Joe Hx
- Practice Licks
David Janglöv
- Alternate Picking Exercise
- 2nd Column
- 1st Column
bassist Marc Johnson
- Terrifying Groove And Triplet Rhythm
- Sweep, Slap, And Tap For Bass
Danny Jones
- The Blues Shredder #2
- The Blues Shredder
Scott Kerr
- Pointing Fingers
- Neo-Classical Challenge
- Chicken Pickin'
Matt Kim
- Chromatic Exercise
Bryan Kuhn
- Solo Tips
- Alternate Picking
Maurício Lavenère
- Pentatonic Idea
- C Dominant Arpeggio
- E Dorian Lick
- E Mixolydian Arpeggio
Ged Leitch
- Crazy Speed Picking No. 1
Alan Lennon
- I'll Be Bach
- Arps From Hell With Love
- Night On The Beach
- Arpeggio Inversions
- Shred Techniques
- Triple Tappin' Turdy Topper
- Spicin' The Blues With Your Dirty Finger
Jean-Do Leonelli
- Column #2
- Sweep Idea In A
Cyril Lepizzera
- Neo-Classical Arpeggios
- Fast Picking
- Two Exercises
John Li
- Here's Something To Think About
Carlos Lichman
- 6 and 4
- 5 String Arpeggios
Toni Lloret
- Alternate Picking Phrases
- Some Shred Licks
- 3rd Column
- 2nd Column
- "Cazardas"
Pete Lockhart
- Economy Of Motion Is The Key
Willie Logan
- "De Folk"
- "The Blame Game"
- "Who Am I"
Carlos Lozano
- 1st Column
Jason Macedo
- Tapping & Sweeping
- B Blues
- "Country Ala Shred"
- "Country Crank"
Darko Manning
- Etude
- Paganini's 1st Caprice
- Speed Picking Wide Interval Lines
- 7 String "Sweeps Of Demise"
Fred Marciniak
- Paganini Caprice
Yasu Matsushita
- Neo-Classical Sliding Vibrato
Ryan Maza
- Fun With Pentatonic Tapping
- "Mr. Rush"
Dave McCulloch
- String-skipping Lick
Scott McGill
- Chromatic Scales With Octave Displacement
Nick Miller
- Sweep / Tap
Shrapnel / Legato artist Scott Mishoe
- Jaw-dropping Slap Guitar
Mr. Moe
- Diabolic Twins
Raj Mohan
- Arpeggio Extensions
Matt Moliti
- Sweep/Tapping Lick Using The Hirajoshi Scale
Luís Moreno
- Easy Sweep
- Dimini-shred
Anthony Morgan
- Pentatonic Tapping
Rolf Munkes
- Column
James Murphy
- Fusion Shred
Paul Nelson - Virgin/EMI
- Master Theory Class Part llI : Lydian “The 5 Key”
- Master Theory Class Part ll : “Ionian #5”
- Making Sense And Practical Use Of Music Theory / Part 1
Rich Newport
- Shred From The Shire!
EMI Japan artist Magnus Nordh
- Chromatic Concepts
Kris Norris
- Preparing for Tour
Moises Olvera
- A Diminished Idea
- Sweep-Tapping Arpeggios
Jonathan Orriols
- Being Tasteful
- Flow
Matthieu Chell Pain
- Few Things To Avoid Tendonitis
- "Angel" Pt. 2: Tapping All Over The Neck
- "Angel" Pt. 1: Sweep Licks
Andy Phillips
- How To Sweep As Tight As A Ducks @rse!
- Symphony X Style Tapping / Sweeping
- Interesting Lead Ideas
Zak Pleet
- Fun with Octave Runs!
- String Skipping
Mike Philippov
- Alternate vs. Directional Picking
keyboardist Jimmy Pitts
- The Absolute Whole-tone Truth…Part III
- The Whole-Tone Truth, and Nothing But…Part II
- The Whole-Tone Truth, and Nothing But…Part I
Sean Presiloski
- Scale The Wall
- I'm Sweepy
Project Finster
- Sonny Parlin's Column
- Michael Gargiulo's Column
Antoine Prost
- Classical Part
John Redden
- 1st Column
Rick Renstrom
- "Lix"
Mark Robinson
- Sounding A Little Different
John Roche
- Diminished Style Playing
Richard Roncarolo
- String Skipper
Mark Rose
- Tapping & Sweeping
Adam Ross
- Barring Licks Part 1
Shrapnel artist Stephen Ross
- Utilizing Sweep & Legato Techniques
Aaron Roten
- Note groupings beyond the sixteenth. Part three: Septuplets
- Note groupings, beyond the sixteenth. Part one: Quintuplets
- Pentatonic licks you're NOT tired of yet!
Gianluca Russo
- Diatonic Arpeggios
Sebastian Salinas
- Shane Lane Concepts
bassist Byron Santo
- Extreme Slapping 2
- Resistive Practicing
- Mastering Demo
- Extreme Slapping
- Double Picking Technique
Antonello Sassone
- Inverting Of 4 Part Harmony
- Inversions
German Schauss
- 3+2 Concepts
- Outside-Inside Picking Ideas
Mark Schuster
- Ménage à trois (Three-part Harmony)
- X-press Yourself
Atanas G. Shishkov
- Pentatonic Licks - 8th Triplets and String Skipping
- Part I : Techniques - Sweep Picking
- Part I : Techniques - Speed Picking Part2
- Part I : Techniques - Speed Picking Part 1
- Extreme tapping Licks - Part 1
- Tapping Scales
- Scales - 3 & 4 Note Per String Ideas
- Arpeggios - Tricks & Licks
- Warm-Up Exercises
- Pentatonic Licks (Part 2)
- Pentatonic Licks (Part 1)
- Tapping Arpeggios (Part 3)
- Tapping Arpeggios (Part 2)
- Tapping Arpeggios (Part 1)
drummer Terry Schott
- 1st column
Mike Shouse
- Slippin' & Slidin'
- R-PAJ-EO
- Arpeggio Study
- Add 9 Anytime
- Modes+Arpeggios+Tapping=Fun!
- Mixing Modes & Arpeggios
- Diatonic Arpeggios
- Space Lick
- Fellow Pickers & Grinners
Conrad Simon
- Em Arpeggios
Bassist Fraser Sneddon
- The Art of “Filling Out A Bass Line”
- Double Popping Technique
- Chordal Tapping
Mike Solomon
- 3 String Sweeping & Legato
Luke Stanislaus
- Decipher These Two Bars
- Mixed Etude
- Mixed Meter
- 13/8 Lick, Hybrid
Progressive Arts Music recording artist Doug Stapp
- Defeathering A Duck
- Frankenstein Dissected
- Oops! 101 - Revisited
- Cover Song Madness
- Oops! 101
Sven Stichter
- Luke Skywalker, Jedi Guitar, and the Refresh Button
- Chromatic Swirl
- Stealing And The Misery Of Being A Guitarist In The Music Scene Nowadays
Sam Stockton
- Reverse Angular Legato
Guito Thomas
- Sweep Picking Technique
Flavio Tito
- Improve Your Picking Part 1
- Some Ways Of Tapping
Drummer Richard Thomson
- Heavy Metal Kick Drum Double Stroking And Grooves
Thiago Trinsi
- Two Hands Tapping Soloing
- Gypsy Scale & Chromatics
- Burning Lydian
Richard Tull
- 3 Note Per String Pentatonics
Zack Uidl
- Successfully Using Arpeggio Inversions
- The Benefits of the 7-String Guitar
Maxi Vacherand
- Sweeps From Hell Part 2
- Combining 4 And 6 Strings Arpeggios
- Sweeps From Hell
- Bach Prelude
Muris Varajic
- Picking Switch
- Sweep Your Pentatonic
bassist Alun Vaughan
- Thrilling Trilling
- Implied Metric Modulation
- Fun With Fives
Salvatore Vecchio
- Neo-classical Progression
vocal columnist Jamie Vendera
- Instrumental Maintenance
- Finding The Right Voice Teacher
- Learning To Sustain Longer Pitches
Robert Walker
- Ten rules to chase the audience away
- Songwriter or Craftsman
Jimmy Williams
- Wholetone Scale
- Horizontal Pentatonic Movement
Alan Williamson
- Whacky Tappy
- Chromatic Stupidity
Shelby Williford
- Road To Hell Part 3
- Road To Hell Part 2
- Road To Hell Part 1
Mark Yodice
- "Glow"
Steve Yokum
- Left Hand Help
Angel Zamora
- Speed Guitar Master - Part 1
- Speed vs. Speed
Jack Zucker
- 2 Octave Diatonic 4th and 7th Chord Arpeggios