Showing All Guitar Lessons
This guitar lesson introduces you to the widely used legato technique which will have you playing smooth, fluid lines in no time!
|Legato - Three Note Pattern 1 Guest Visitor Access||Easy|
|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 this guitar lesson I will show you how third intervals are laid out in a Major Scale which will have you seeing scales from a new perspective.
|Major Scale Harmonized in Thirds Guest Visitor Access||Easy|
|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 this lesson I show you fast, efficient, music production techniques to layer a recorded guitar part in Reaper with virtual instruments to create a larger, more dramatic sound.
|Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Setting up Reaper||Easy|
|In this first part of the lesson, we will get Reaper set up to make use of some very useful user-contributed Reaper scripts|
|Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Converting Note Attacks to MIDI||Easy|
|In this part of the lesson, I will show you how to use a Reaper script to detect guitar note attacks to be used for a layered, virtual instrument.|
|Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Applying Guitar Timing, Dynamics to MIDI Track||Easy|
|In this third part of the lesson, I will show you how to quickly apply the detected timing and volume of a recorded guitar part to a virtual instrument MIDI track.|
|Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments - Layer upon Layer...||Easy|
|In this final part of the Layering Guitar with Virtual Instruments in Reaper lesson, we will finally get to the fun part - layering our guitar melody to create a more dramatic sound!|
This alternate picking guitar lesson will show you some very basic - but useful - exercises that will get you started on your quest to develop alternate picking chops!
|Alternate Picking - Two Note Pattern 1 Guest Visitor Access||Easy|
|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.|
|Alternate Picking - Two Note Pattern 2||Easy|
|This guitar exercise continues having you play two note patterns on one string to continue building your alternate picking skills as well as your fretting hand dexterity.|
|Alternate Picking - Two Note Pattern 3||Medium|
|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.|
|Alternate Picking - Two Note Pattern 4||Medium|
|This last of the basic alternate picking guitar exercise continues having you play two note patterns on one string, and further develops your fingers' stretching ability, prepping you for serious fretboard feats!|
|Alternate Picking - Two Note Patterns: Putting it Together!||Hard|
|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 this guitar lesson I will introduce you to the Major Scale which is a necessary starting point before we get into the fun topic of modes!
|Major Scale (Ionian Mode) - On One String Guest Visitor Access||Medium|
|There is no better place to start learning about scales and modes than the Major Scale - so let's get started.|
|Major Scale - Shape 1 Guest Visitor Access||Medium|
|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!|
|Another Useful Major Scale Form - Shape 2||Easy|
|In this exercise, you will continue visualizing and practicing a Major Scale in several positions on the fretboard, to help you further make linkages between scales and the fretboard.|
|Playing a Major Scale Across 6 Strings Using 3-Notes-Per-String||Hard|
|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 this guitar lesson, I will talk about the basics of triad arpeggios and show you some useful 2 string shapes for burning up the fretboard!
|Major Triad - Two Strings (plus an explanation of inversions) Guest Visitor Access||Medium|
|We start our journey into the wild world of arpeggios with this Major Triad Arpeggio exercise, which will help build the needed foundation to move on to the more advanced guitar lessons.|
|Minor Triad - Two Strings||Medium|
|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.|
|Diminished Triad - Two Strings||Hard|
|In this triad arpeggio exercise, we look at the sinister sounding diminished triad on two strings, which will have us doing some serious reaching for notes!|
|Two String Triad Arpeggios Etude||Insane|
|In this exercise I will show you how we can combine the triad arpeggio shapes from this guitar lesson in a musical way.|
This alternate picking guitar lesson is similar in spirit to my guitar lesson on two note alternate picking patterns - now we logically go to the next step, by getting your hands accustomed to three note patterns.
|Alternate Picking - 3 Notes Pattern 1 Guest Visitor Access||Medium|
|This guitar exercise is a continuation of our journey down the road of alternate picking, which looks at a common three note pattern to help you start exercising all your fingers!|
|Alternate Picking - 3 Notes Pattern 2||Medium|
|This alternate picking guitar exercise is a continuation of our look at the most common three note picking patterns.|
|Alternate Picking - 3 Notes Pattern 3||Medium|
|This alternate picking guitar exercise will go over the last of the most common three note picking patterns.|
|Alternate Picking - 3 Notes Pattern: Wrapping it up||Medium|
|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 this tapping guitar lesson we don't waste anytime, as we get into some interesting musical territory right from the start, using triad arpeggios as an example.
|Tapping - Major Triad on One String Guest Visitor Access||Medium|
|In this exercise we will take a look at how to tap major arpeggios as a way to use finger tapping in a musically meaningful way.|
|Tapping - Minor Triad on One String||Medium|
|In this tapping exercise, we continue our study of using triad arpeggios for tapping melodically, this time focusing on a Minor Triad.|
|Tapping - Diminished Triad on One String||Medium|
|In this exercise we look at yet another triad type - the diminished triad - as a way to take a musically interesting approach to tapping.|
|Tapping Triad Arpeggios - Putting it Together||Hard|
|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 this arpeggios guitar lesson, we will go beyond basic triad arpeggios and enter the sonically cool world of seventh arpeggios.
|Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings Guest Visitor Access||Medium|
|In this exercise we expand what we know about triad arpeggios and look at a major 7th arpeggio and how to play it on two strings for some cool sounds!|
|Minor 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings Guest Visitor Access||Medium|
|In this exercise, we take a look at Minor 7th arpeggios and inversions on two strings|
|Dominant 7th Arpeggio on 2 Strings||Medium|
|In this exercise, I will show you how to play a Dominant 7th arpeggio and its inversions on 2 strings|
|Minor 7th (b5) Arpeggio on Two Strings||Medium|
|In this exercise, we look at the last of the 7th arpeggios that come from the Major Scale - the Min7(b5)|
|7th Arpeggios on 2 Strings - Putting it All Together||Hard|
|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 this guitar lesson, you will learn about the Diminished Whole Half Step Scale, which is one of several symmetrical scales that will add a unique sound to your playing!
|Diminished Whole Half Step Scale 2 Octaves Guest Visitor Access||Medium|
|In this exercise you will learn a useful shape for playing a Diminished Whole Half Step Scale on the guitar.|