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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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!

Legato - Three Note Pattern 1

Easy
110

In this exercise, I will start you off with your legato adventures by showing you a simple three note pattern that will come in handy for all sorts of legato lines that you can dream up!

In Guitar Lesson: Legato - Starting from Basics

Major Scale Harmonized in Thirds

Easy
115

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 (Ionian Mode) - On One String

Medium
99

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 - 3 Notes Pattern 1

Medium
57

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 Triad - Two Strings (plus an explanation of inversions)

Medium
164

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

Tapping - Major Triad on One String

Medium
222

In this exercise we will take a look at how to tap major arpeggios as a way to use finger tapping in a musically meaningful way.

In Guitar Lesson: Tapping - Starting with Triad Arpeggios

Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings

Medium
260

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

Major Scale - Shape 1

Medium
59

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!)

Minor 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings

Medium
95

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