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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Augmented Triad - Two Strings

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In this arpeggio exercise, we leave the world of Major Scale triads and look at the only other remaining triad type - the augmented triad.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Alternate Picking - Al DiMeola, Paco de Lucia Example

In this exercise, we wrap up the three notes across strings guitar lesson with a great real world example of the concepts you learned.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns Across Strings

Alternate Picking - Getting all the Fingers on the Fretboard!

Now that you have practiced alternate picking various four note patterns, in this exercise you will see how the guitar lesson material can be applied in a musical context.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Four Note Patterns

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 - 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!

String Skipping Through Major Pentatonic

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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

Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 2

In this exercise, you will continue your alternate picking studies of four note patterns, further unlocking your fingers on the fretboard!

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Four Note Patterns

Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 2

In this exercise, we continue having you play yet another three note pattern across 2 strings with alternate picking.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns Across Strings

Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 6

In this alternate picking exercise, we come to the last of three note patterns across 2 strings.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns Across Strings

Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 5

In this alternate picking exercise, we move forward with three note patterns across 2 strings.

In Guitar Lesson: Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns Across Strings