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

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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

Useful shape for a Major Scale plus fast position shifting technique!

Medium
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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.

In Guitar Lesson: Introduction to the Major Scale

Diminished Whole Half Step Scale 2 Octaves

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In this exercise you will learn a useful shape for playing a Diminished Whole Half Step Scale on the guitar.

In Guitar Lesson: Diminished Whole Half Step Scale

Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings - adding the 13th

In this exercise we will see how to add the 13th to some of the two-string Major 7th arpeggio patterns that we previously covered, to create a more interesting sound.

In Guitar Lesson: Adding Extensions to 2 String Maj7 Arpeggio - Great way to add some color!

Major Triad Arpeggio Across 5 Strings

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In this exercise, we start looking at triads across 5 strings by first taking a look at a Major Triad.

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

Minor 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings

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In this exercise, we take a look at Minor 7th arpeggios and inversions on two strings

In Guitar Lesson: Seventh Arpeggios - Cool Sounding Patterns on Two Strings

Playing a Minor 7th Arpeggio String Skipping Style

Hard
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In this exercise, we will start learning how to play 7th arpeggios using the string skipping technique, by first looking at a Minor 7th arpeggio.

In Guitar Lesson: String Skipping Around 7th Arpeggios

Major Scale Harmonized in Thirds

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In this exercise we will take a look at a Major Scale and see how we can play the scale in third intervals, which might give you a new perspective on scales!

In Guitar Lesson: Major and Minor Thirds - Seeing a Major Scale Afresh

Major Scale - Shape 1

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In this exercise, I will show you a shape for a Major Scale in one octave that we will use throughout the fretboard to help you see scales everywhere!

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

Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings

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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!

In Guitar Lesson: Seventh Arpeggios - Cool Sounding Patterns on Two Strings