Guitar Lessons to Develop Frightening Technique!

Guitar lessons to develop ludicrously good technique, focusing on alternate picking, scales, arpeggios, tapping, legato, string skipping and more. Also with numerous explanations of music theory. Get started!

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String Skipping Through Minor Pentatonic


In this exercise I will get you started down the path of string skipping by showing you how the technique can be applied to the Pentatonic Minor scale.

In Guitar Lesson: Introduction to String Skipping

Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 1

In this alternate picking exercise, you will start the journey of using all four fret hand fingers in playing the most common four note patterns that you will come across.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Four Note Patterns

Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 1

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

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


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 arpeggio guitar lessons.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Alternate Picking - 3 Notes Pattern 1


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

Major Scale (Ionian Mode) - On One String


There is no better place to start learning about scales and modes than the Major Scale - so let's get started.

In Guitar Lesson: Major Scale (and an explanation of modes!)

Alternate Picking - Two Note Pattern 1

This alternate picking guitar exercise, while extremely simple, is meant to help you develop good technique from the beginning so that you can move on to more advanced exercises.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Absolute Basics!