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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String Skipping Through Minor Pentatonic


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

String Skipping Through Major Pentatonic


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

String Skipping Triplets with Pentatonic Scales


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

Pentatonic String Skipping Across Fretboard


In this string skipping exercise we are going to shift gears a bit and have you string skipping up the fretboard to reinforce position shifting and string skipping at the same time.

In Guitar Lesson: Introduction to String Skipping

Tapping Triad Arpeggios - Putting it Together


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

Playing a Minor 7th Arpeggio String Skipping Style


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

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


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!)

Major Scale Across 3 Octaves Using Repeatable Pattern


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

7th Arpeggios on 2 Strings - Putting it All Together

In this exercise, we will use what we learned about 7th arpeggios from the previous exercises to come up with a musically interesting arpeggio progression.

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

Major Triad Arpeggio Across 5 Strings


In this exercise, we start looking at triads across 5 strings by first taking a look at a Major Triad.

In Guitar Lesson: Unlocking Triads Throughout the Fretboard, Across 5 Strings