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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Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Setting up Reaper

Easy
35

In this first part of the lesson, we will get Reaper set up to make use of some very useful user-contributed Reaper scripts

In Guitar Lesson: Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

Minor Triad - Two Strings

Medium
123

In this exercise we continue our triad arpeggio guitar lesson by looking at the Minor Triad and its inversions, and the various ways that you can play it on two strings.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Two String Triad Arpeggios Etude

Insane
82

In this exercise I will show you how we can combine the triad arpeggio shapes from this guitar lesson in a musical way.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Diminished Triad - Two Strings

Hard
70

In this triad arpeggio exercise, we look at the sinister sounding diminished triad on two strings, which will have us doing some serious reaching for notes!

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Converting Note Attacks to MIDI

Easy
13

In this part of the lesson, I will show you how to use a Reaper script to detect guitar note attacks to be used for a layered, virtual instrument.

In Guitar Lesson: Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Layer upon Layer...

Easy
11

In this final part of the Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments in Reaper lesson, we will finally get to the fun part - layering our guitar melody to create a more dramatic sound!

In Guitar Lesson: Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Applying Guitar Timing, Dynamics to MIDI Track

In this third part of the lesson, I will show you how to quickly apply the detected timing and volume of a recorded guitar part to a virtual instrument MIDI track.

In Guitar Lesson: Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

Major Scale Across 3 Octaves Using Repeatable Pattern

Hard
188

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

Minor Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings

Hard
89

We continue studying triad arpeggios in this exercise, by looking at a Minor Triad across 5 strings.

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

Augmented Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings

Hard
83

In this exercise we take a look at the last of the basic triad types - the Augmented Triad - which has a very unique sound that should find its way into your playing soon!

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