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Diminished Whole Half Step Scale

Medium
13

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!

Exercise Difficulty
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.

Seventh Arpeggios - Cool Sounding Patterns on Two Strings

Medium
262

In this arpeggios guitar lesson, we will go beyond basic triad arpeggios and enter the sonically cool world of seventh arpeggios.

Exercise Difficulty
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.

Tapping - Starting with Triad Arpeggios

Medium
144

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.

Exercise Difficulty
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.

Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns

Medium
41

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.

Exercise Difficulty
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.

Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Medium
176

In this guitar lesson, I will show you the most basic imaginable triad arpeggio shapes which will be a great starting point before getting into some pretty crazy arpeggio territory!

Exercise Difficulty
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 arpeggio 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 diminished triad on two strings, which will have us doing some serious reaching for notes!
Augmented Triad - Two Strings Medium
In this arpeggio exercise, we leave the world of Major Scale triads and look at the only other remaining triad type - the augmented triad.
Two String Triad Arpeggios Etude Hard
In this exercise I will show you one way to use the triad arpeggio shapes from this guitar lesson in a musical context.

Major Scale (and an explanation of modes!)

Medium
165

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!

Exercise Difficulty
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.

Alternate Picking - Absolute Basics!

Medium
68

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!

Exercise Difficulty
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.