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 Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings

Hard
40

We continue studying triad arpeggios in this exercise, by looking at a Minor Triad across 5 strings.

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

Minor Triad - Two Strings

Medium
80

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

Major Scale - Shape 1

Medium
52

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!)

Tapping Triad Arpeggios - Putting it Together

Hard
60

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 7th (b5) Arpeggio on Two Strings

Medium
46

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

Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 4

Insane
65

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

Major Scale (Ionian Mode) - On One String

Medium
87

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!)

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

Hard
39

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!)

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!

Alternate Picking - 3 Notes Pattern: Wrapping it up

Medium
52

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