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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Diminished Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings

Hard
19

In this exercise you will learn all about Diminished Triads and hopefully will find ways to use them in your own playing.

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

Tapping Triad Arpeggios - Putting it Together

Hard
44

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

Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 4

Insane
51

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 - Two Note Patterns: Putting it Together!

In this alternate picking exercise, we will wrap up our basic alternate picking lesson with a not so basic exercise that reinforces what you practiced in this lesson with a very musical example.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Absolute Basics!

Alternate Picking - 3 Notes Pattern: Wrapping it up

Medium
44

In this alternate picking guitar exercise, you will apply what you have been practicing in the previous exercises to a practical example showing how you can use three note patterns to create a variety of musical ideas.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns

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

Hard
24

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!)

Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 3

Insane
35

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

Tapping - Diminished Triad on One String

Medium
28

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

Two String Triad Arpeggios Etude

Hard
27

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

Diminished Triad - Two Strings

Hard
29

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

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings