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 - 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

Alternate Picking - Two Note Patterns: Putting it Together!

In this alternate picking exercise, we will wrap up our basic alternate picking lesson with a not so basic exercise that reinforces what you practiced in this lesson with a very musical example.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Absolute Basics!

Major Scale - Shape 1

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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!)

Alternate Picking - 3 Notes Pattern: Wrapping it up

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In this alternate picking guitar exercise, you will apply what you have been practicing in the previous exercises to a practical example showing how you can use three note patterns to create a variety of musical ideas.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns

Tapping - Diminished Triad on One String

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In this exercise we look at yet another triad type - the diminished triad - as a way to take a musically interesting approach to tapping.

In Guitar Lesson: Tapping - Starting with Triad Arpeggios

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!

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

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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 (Ionian Mode) - On One String

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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 - Four Note Pattern 3

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In this alternate picking guitar exercise, we look at yet another common four consecutive note pattern which will continue conditioning your fret hand fingers for the technical mastery that you are seeking!

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Four Note Patterns

Diminished Triad - Two Strings

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In this triad arpeggio exercise, we look at the diminished triad on two strings, which will have us doing some serious reaching for notes!

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings