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 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!

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!)

Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Setting up Reaper

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In this first part of the lesson, we will get Reaper set up to make use of some very useful user-contributed Reaper scripts

In Guitar Lesson: Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Converting Note Attacks to MIDI

Easy
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In this part of the lesson, I will show you how to use a Reaper script to detect guitar note attacks to be used for a layered, virtual instrument.

In Guitar Lesson: Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Applying Guitar Timing, Dynamics to MIDI Track

In this third part of the lesson, I will show you how to quickly apply the detected timing and volume of a recorded guitar part to a virtual instrument MIDI track.

In Guitar Lesson: Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Layer upon Layer...

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In this final part of the Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments in Reaper lesson, we will finally get to the fun part - layering our guitar melody to create a more dramatic sound!

In Guitar Lesson: Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Fast, Efficient Techniques in Reaper

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 - 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

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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