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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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

Another Useful Major Scale Form - Shape 2

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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!)

String Skipping Triplets with Pentatonic Scales

Hard
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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

Augmented Triad - Two Strings

Medium
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In this arpeggio exercise, we leave the world of Major Scale triads and look at the only other remaining triad type - the augmented triad.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 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 - 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

String Skipping Through Major Pentatonic

Hard
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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

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

Alternate Picking - 3 Notes Pattern 2

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This alternate picking guitar exercise is a continuation of our look at the most common three note picking patterns.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns

Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 3

In this exercise, we continue our three note across two strings alternate picking studies.

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