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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Two String Triad Arpeggios Etude

Hard
40

In this exercise I will show you one way to use the triad arpeggio shapes from this guitar lesson in a musical context.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

String Skipping Through Major Pentatonic

Hard
21

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

Hard
29

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

Hard
10

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

Tapping - Minor Triad on One String

Medium
93

In this tapping exercise, we continue our study of using triad arpeggios for tapping melodically, this time focusing on a Minor Triad.

In Guitar Lesson: Tapping - Starting with Triad Arpeggios

Tapping - Diminished Triad on One String

Medium
36

In this exercise we look at yet another triad type - the diminished triad - as a way to take a musically interesting approach to tapping.

In Guitar Lesson: Tapping - Starting with Triad Arpeggios

Tapping Triad Arpeggios - Putting it Together

Hard
58

This is the last exercise in my introductory tapping guitar lesson, where we use the knowledge from the previous exercises to come up with an interesting tapping passage.

In Guitar Lesson: Tapping - Starting with Triad Arpeggios

Another Useful Major Scale Form - Shape 2

Easy
20

In this exercise, you will continue visualizing and practicing a Major Scale in several positions on the fretboard, to help you further make linkages between scales and the fretboard.

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

Playing a Major Scale Across 6 Strings Using 3-Notes-Per-String

Hard
30

In this exercise, you will see one way to play a Major Scale across 6 strings, which will be the basis for a lot of future scale exercises that you will see on this site.

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

Major Scale Across 3 Octaves Using Repeatable Pattern

Hard
105

In this exercise you will play a Major Scale in 3 octaves by using a unique, repeating pattern that lends itself to visualization.

In Guitar Lesson: Major Scale and Modes in 3 Octaves