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Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Hard
362

In this guitar lesson, I will talk about the basics of triad arpeggios and show you some useful 2 string shapes for burning up the fretboard!

Exercise Difficulty
Major Triad - Two Strings (plus an explanation of inversions) Guest Visitor Access Medium
We start our journey into the wild world of arpeggios with this Major Triad Arpeggio exercise, which will help build the needed foundation to move on to the more advanced guitar lessons.
Minor Triad - Two Strings Medium
In this exercise we continue our triad arpeggio guitar lesson by looking at the Minor Triad and its inversions, and the various ways that you can play it on two strings.
Diminished Triad - Two Strings Hard
In this triad arpeggio exercise, we look at the sinister sounding diminished triad on two strings, which will have us doing some serious reaching for notes!
Two String Triad Arpeggios Etude Insane
In this exercise I will show you how we can combine the triad arpeggio shapes from this guitar lesson in a musical way.

Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

Easy
18

In this lesson I show you fast, efficient, music production techniques to layer a recorded guitar part in Reaper with virtual instruments to create a larger, more dramatic sound.

Exercise Difficulty
Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Setting up Reaper Easy
In this first part of the lesson, we will get Reaper set up to make use of some very useful user-contributed Reaper scripts
Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Converting Note Attacks to MIDI Easy
In this part of the lesson, I will show you how to use a Reaper script to detect guitar note attacks to be used for a layered, virtual instrument.
Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Applying Guitar Timing, Dynamics to MIDI Track Easy
In this third part of the lesson, I will show you how to quickly apply the detected timing and volume of a recorded guitar part to a virtual instrument MIDI track.
Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Layer upon Layer... Easy
In this final part of the Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments in Reaper lesson, we will finally get to the fun part - layering our guitar melody to create a more dramatic sound!

Introduction to the Major Scale

Medium
113

In this guitar lesson I will introduce you to the major scale as well as show you some ways to play a Major Scale on the fretboard, focusing on playing throughout the fretboard.

Exercise Difficulty
Useful shape for a Major Scale plus fast position shifting technique! Guest Visitor Access Medium
In this exercise, I will go over some basics behind the Major Scale, show you one shape of a Major Scale and how to play it in multiple locations on the fretboard, as well as show you how to develop fast position shifting technique.

Seventh Arpeggios - Cool Sounding Patterns on Two Strings

Medium
360

In this arpeggios guitar lesson, we will go beyond basic triad arpeggios and enter the sonically cool world of seventh arpeggios.

Exercise Difficulty
Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings Guest Visitor Access Medium
In this exercise we expand what we know about triad arpeggios and look at a major 7th arpeggio and how to play it on two strings for some cool sounds!
Minor 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings Guest Visitor Access Medium
In this exercise, we take a look at Minor 7th arpeggios and inversions on two strings
Dominant 7th Arpeggio on 2 Strings Medium
In this exercise, I will show you how to play a Dominant 7th arpeggio and its inversions on 2 strings
Minor 7th (b5) Arpeggio on Two Strings Medium
In this exercise, we look at the last of the 7th arpeggios that come from the Major Scale - the Min7(b5)
7th Arpeggios on 2 Strings - Putting it All Together Hard
In this exercise, we will use what we learned about 7th arpeggios from the previous exercises to come up with a musically interesting arpeggio progression.

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Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Layer upon Layer...

Easy
10

In this final part of the Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments in Reaper lesson, we will finally get to the fun part - layering our guitar melody to create a more dramatic sound!

In Guitar Lesson: Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Applying Guitar Timing, Dynamics to MIDI Track

In this third part of the lesson, I will show you how to quickly apply the detected timing and volume of a recorded guitar part to a virtual instrument MIDI track.

In Guitar Lesson: Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Converting Note Attacks to MIDI

Easy
13

In this part of the lesson, I will show you how to use a Reaper script to detect guitar note attacks to be used for a layered, virtual instrument.

In Guitar Lesson: Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Setting up Reaper

Easy
33

In this first part of the lesson, we will get Reaper set up to make use of some very useful user-contributed Reaper scripts

In Guitar Lesson: Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

Major Triad - Two Strings (plus an explanation of inversions)

Medium
265

We start our journey into the wild world of arpeggios with this Major Triad Arpeggio exercise, which will help build the needed foundation to move on to the more advanced guitar lessons.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

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Two String Triad Arpeggios Etude

Insane
81

In this exercise I will show you how we can combine the triad arpeggio shapes from this guitar lesson in a musical way.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings - Harmonic Minor Etude

Insane
59

In this exercise I show you how to use various triad arpeggio shapes from this guitar lesson to write a cool sounding arpeggio progression.

In Guitar Lesson: Unlocking Triads Throughout the Fretboard, Across 5 Strings

Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 4

Insane
87

Here we have the final consecutive four note pattern in this alternate picking guitar lesson - this one is the toughest, so get ready to teach your fingers to behave like they haven't before!

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Four Note Patterns