Alternate Picking Guitar Lessons
Alternate picking is one of those techniques where if done right can be devastating, and if done wrong can be outright amateurish. My guitar lessons are meant to help you develop clean, accurate alternate picking technique, and at the same time to help you master the fretboard by showing you common patterns that can unlock limitless creativity.
The above might sound a bit wishy washy, but get started with my guitar lessons and you will find yourself not only in awe of your alternate picking skills, but also pleasantly surprised at how the fretboard will start making new sense. You see, these guitar lessons are like most lessons out there - they are not about just building technique, but also about building musicality, and showing you conceptual approaches to mastering the fretboard.
By the time you are done with this lessons, you will be able to hold your own with any great alternate picker, be it Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert, and so on, and more importantly, you will find yourself dreaming up endless melodic passages, and will be able to alternate pick passages that you previously thought were nearly impossible to play. So take the leap and get started!
In this exercise, we start getting into some serious territory by having you play a three note pattern across 2 strings with alternate picking.In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns Across Strings
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
In this alternate picking exercise, we will wrap up our basic alternate picking lesson with a not so basic exercise that reinforces what you practiced in this lesson with a very musical example.In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Absolute Basics!
In this alternate picking guitar exercise, you will apply what you have been practicing in the previous exercises to a practical example showing how you can use three note patterns to create a variety of musical ideas.In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns
In this alternate picking guitar exercise, we look at yet another common four consecutive note pattern which will continue conditioning your fret hand fingers for the technical mastery that you are seeking!In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Four Note Patterns
This guitar exercise is a continuation of our journey down the road of alternate picking, which looks at a common three note pattern to help you start exercising all your fingers!In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns
In this exercise, we wrap up the three notes across strings guitar lesson with a great real world example of the concepts you learned.In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns Across Strings