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Augmented Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings

In this exercise we take a look at the last of the basic triad types - the Augmented Triad - which has a very unique sound that should find its way into your playing soon!

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

Legato - Three Note Pattern 1

Easy
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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

Minor 7th (b5) Arpeggio on Two Strings

Medium
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In this exercise, we look at the last of the 7th arpeggios that come from the Major Scale - the Min7(b5)

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

Major Scale Harmonized in Thirds

Easy
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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

Playing a Minor 7th Arpeggio String Skipping Style

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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

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

Tapping Triad Arpeggios - Putting it Together

Hard
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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

Minor Triad - Two Strings

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In this exercise we continue our triad arpeggio guitar lesson by looking at the Minor Triad and its inversions, and the various ways that you can play it on two strings.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 4

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Here we have the final consecutive four note pattern in this alternate picking guitar lesson - this one is the toughest, so get ready to teach your fingers to behave like they haven't before!

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Four Note Patterns