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 Arpeggio on Two Strings

Medium
53

In this exercise, we take a look at Minor 7th arpeggios and inversions on two strings

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

Major Scale Across 3 Octaves Using Repeatable Pattern

Hard
86

In this exercise you will play a Major Scale in 3 octaves by using a unique, repeating pattern that lends itself to visualization.

In Guitar Lesson: Major Scale and Modes in 3 Octaves

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

Hard
25

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!)

Another Useful Major Scale Form - Shape 2

Easy
18

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!)

Playing a Minor 7th Arpeggio String Skipping Style

Hard
40

In this exercise, we will start learning how to play 7th arpeggios using the string skipping technique, by first looking at a Minor 7th arpeggio.

In Guitar Lesson: String Skipping Around 7th Arpeggios

Major Scale Harmonized in Thirds

Easy
48

In this exercise we will take a look at a Major Scale and see how we can play the scale in third intervals, which might give you a new perspective on scales!

In Guitar Lesson: Major and Minor Thirds - Seeing a Major Scale Afresh

Major Scale - Shape 1

Medium
36

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!)

Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings

Medium
198

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

Legato - Three Note Pattern 1

Easy
79

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

Tapping Triad Arpeggios - Putting it Together

Hard
45

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