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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Alternate Picking - Two Note Pattern 1

This alternate picking guitar exercise, while extremely simple, is meant to help you develop good technique from the beginning so that you can move on to more advanced exercises.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Absolute Basics!

Major Scale (Ionian Mode) - On One String

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There is no better place to start learning about scales and modes than the Major Scale - so let's get started.

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

Alternate Picking - 3 Notes Pattern 1

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This guitar exercise is a continuation of our journey down the road of alternate picking, which looks at a common three note pattern to help you start exercising all your fingers!

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns

Major Triad - Two Strings (plus an explanation of inversions)

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We start our journey into the wild world of arpeggios with this Major Triad Arpeggio exercise, which will help build the needed foundation to move on to the more advanced arpeggio guitar lessons.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Alternate Picking - Two Note Pattern 2

This guitar exercise continues having you play two note patterns on one string to continue building your alternate picking skills as well as your fretting hand dexterity.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Absolute Basics!

Alternate Picking - Two Note Pattern 3

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This alternate picking guitar exercise continues having you play two note patterns on one string, and also develops your fingers' stretching ability, which is a must for moving on to some of the advanced guitar lessons.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Absolute Basics!

Alternate Picking - Two Note Pattern 4

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This last of the basic alternate picking guitar exercise continues having you play two note patterns on one string, and further develops your fingers' stretching ability, prepping you for serious fretboard feats!

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Absolute Basics!

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 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 - 3 Notes Pattern 3

This alternate picking guitar exercise will go over the last of the most common three note picking patterns.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns