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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Minor 7th (b5) Arpeggio on Two Strings

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In this exercise, we look at the last of the 7th arpeggios that come from the Major Scale - the Min7(b5)

In Guitar Lesson: Seventh Arpeggios - Cool Sounding Patterns on Two Strings

Tapping Triad Arpeggios - Putting it Together

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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

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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 - 3 Notes Pattern: Wrapping it up

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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

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!

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

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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

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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

Tapping - Diminished Triad on One String

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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

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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

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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