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 - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 5

In this alternate picking exercise, we move forward with three note patterns across 2 strings.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns Across Strings

Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 6

In this alternate picking exercise, we come to the last of three note patterns across 2 strings.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns Across Strings

Alternate Picking - Al DiMeola, Paco de Lucia Example

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

Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 2

In this exercise, you will continue your alternate picking studies of four note patterns, further unlocking your fingers on the fretboard!

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Four Note Patterns

Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 3

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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

Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 4

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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

Alternate Picking - Getting all the Fingers on the Fretboard!

Now that you have practiced alternate picking various four note patterns, in this exercise you will see how the guitar lesson material can be applied in a musical context.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Four Note Patterns

String Skipping Through Major Pentatonic

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In this exercise we continue our introduction to string skipping, this time using the Major Pentatonic scale as our example.

In Guitar Lesson: Introduction to String Skipping

String Skipping Triplets with Pentatonic Scales

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In this exercise we will take the familiar concept of triplets and apply it to string skipping as a way to create fiery, unique sounding Pentatonic passages.

In Guitar Lesson: Introduction to String Skipping

Pentatonic String Skipping Across Fretboard

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In this string skipping exercise we are going to shift gears a bit and have you string skipping up the fretboard to reinforce position shifting and string skipping at the same time.

In Guitar Lesson: Introduction to String Skipping