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!

Showing All Exercises from Guitar Lessons

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

Medium
116

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

Medium
65

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

Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 1

In this exercise, we start getting into some serious territory by having you play a three note pattern across 2 strings with alternate picking.

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

Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 1

In this alternate picking exercise, you will start the journey of using all four fret hand fingers in playing the most common four note patterns that you will come across.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Four Note Patterns

String Skipping Through Minor Pentatonic

Hard
66

In this exercise I will get you started down the path of string skipping by showing you how the technique can be applied to the Pentatonic Minor scale.

In Guitar Lesson: Introduction to String Skipping

Tapping - Major Triad on One String

Medium
269

In this exercise we will take a look at how to tap major arpeggios as a way to use finger tapping in a musically meaningful way.

In Guitar Lesson: Tapping - Starting with Triad Arpeggios

Legato - Three Note Pattern 1

Easy
152

In this exercise, I will start you off with your legato adventures by showing you a simple three note pattern that will come in handy for all sorts of legato lines that you can dream up!

In Guitar Lesson: Legato - Starting from Basics

Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings

Medium
292

In this exercise we expand what we know about triad arpeggios and look at a major 7th arpeggio and how to play it on two strings for some cool sounds!

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

Major Scale - Shape 1

Medium
87

In this exercise, I will show you a shape for a Major Scale in one octave that we will use throughout the fretboard to help you see scales everywhere!

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