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Seventh Arpeggios - Cool Sounding Patterns on Two Strings

Seventh Arpeggios
Medium
4 weeks ago
64

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

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Exercise Difficulty
Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings Free! 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!

Tapping - Starting with Triad Arpeggios

Tapping
Medium
1 month ago
64

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.

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Exercise Difficulty
Tapping - Major Triad on One String Free! 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.

Legato - Starting from Basics

Legato
Easy
1 month ago
19

This guitar lesson introduces you to the widely used legato technique which will have you playing smooth, fluid lines in no time!

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Exercise Difficulty
Legato - Three Note Pattern 1 Free! 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!

Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns Across Strings

Alternate Picking
Hard
3 months ago
40

In this guitar lesson, you will start the very important journey of becoming proficient at alternate picking across strings, which is the most challenging aspect of alternate picking.

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Exercise Difficulty
Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 1 Free! Hard
In this exercise, we start getting into some serious territory by having you play a three note pattern across 2 strings with alternate picking.
Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 2 Hard
In this exercise, we continue having you play yet another three note pattern across 2 strings with alternate picking.
Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 3 Hard
In this exercise, we continue our three note across two strings alternate picking studies.
Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 4 Hard
In this exercise, we continue having you play another three note pattern across 2 strings with alternate picking.
Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 5 Hard
In this alternate picking exercise, we move forward with three note patterns across 2 strings.
Alternate Picking - Three Notes Across Strings, Pattern 6 Hard
In this alternate picking exercise, we come to the last of three note patterns across 2 strings.
Alternate Picking - Al DiMeola, Paco de Lucia Example Hard
In this exercise, we wrap up the three notes across strings guitar lesson with a great real world example of the concepts you learned.

Alternate Picking - Four Note Patterns

Alternate Picking
Insane
3 months ago
38

In this alternate picking guitar lesson, we enter some dangerous territory by introducing you to 4 note patterns using all fingers. Not many guitarists develop their ability to put all fingers to use, so this guitar lesson will have you moving your finger

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Exercise Difficulty
Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 1 Free! Hard
In this alternate picking exercise, you will start the journey of using all four fret hand fingers in playing the most common four note patterns that you will come across.
Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 2 Hard
In this exercise, you will continue your alternate picking studies of four note patterns, further unlocking your fingers on the fretboard!
Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 3 Insane
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!
Alternate Picking - Four Note Pattern 4 Insane
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!
Alternate Picking - Getting all the Fingers on the Fretboard! Hard
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.

Major Scale (and an explanation of modes!)

Major Scales
Easy
9 months ago
70

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!

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Exercise Difficulty
Major Scale (Ionian Mode) - On One String Free! Medium
There is no better place to start learning about scales and modes than the Major Scale - so let's get started.
Major Scale - Dorian Mode Easy
In this guitar exercise we will take a look at the second mode of the Major Scale - the so-called Dorian, which has a very characteristic minor sound.

Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Triad Arpeggios
Medium
8 months ago
53

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!

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Exercise Difficulty
Major Triad - Two Strings (plus an explanation of inversions) Free! 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.

Alternate Picking - Three Note Patterns

Alternate Picking
Medium
3 months ago
15

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.

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Exercise Difficulty
Alternate Picking - 3 Notes Pattern 1 Free! 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.

Introduction to String Skipping

String Skipping
Hard
2 months ago
9

In this guitar lesson you will start down the exciting path of developing your string skipping skills which will tear down all sorts of technical barriers and liberate your fingers to move anyway they want!

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Exercise Difficulty
String Skipping Through Minor Pentatonic Free! Hard
In this exercise I will get you started down the path of string skipping by showing you how the technique can be applied to the Pentatonic Minor scale.
String Skipping Through Major Pentatonic Hard
In this exercise we continue our introduction to string skipping, this time using the Major Pentatonic scale as our example.
String Skipping Triplets with Pentatonic Scales Hard
In this exercise we will take the familiar concept of triplets and apply it to string skipping as a way to create fiery, unique sounding Pentatonic passages.
Pentatonic String Skipping Across Fretboard Hard
In this string skipping exercise we are going to shift gears a bit and have you string skipping up the fretboard to reinforce position shifting and string skipping at the same time.

Alternate Picking - Absolute Basics!

Alternate Picking
Medium
9 months ago
29

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!

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Exercise Difficulty
Alternate Picking - Two Note Pattern 1 Free! 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.