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Browse the GMC archive by difficulty level - find many more pieces to try at a level you can manage, and pick the next hardest set to stretch you to the next level!


  • Harmonics & Open String Folk

    by Javier Aviles

    A folk style song using open strings to build chords, scales and harmonic lines

    Tags: hybrid picking, G Major, Open String Scales, Open strings chords
  • Swamp Pop Solo

    by Chris Shofner

    Roy Buchanan meets Jerry Lee Lewis!

    Tags: Roy Buchanan, Jim Campilongo, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, snap, popping, volume swell, volume knob, double stops, C Major
  • Percussive Melody

    by Kristofer Dahl

    In our quest for percussive freedom, we will explore melody making: how to stack rhythm, bass & harmony with a melodic movement on top

    Tags: call & response, question & answer, E Major, embellishments, arpeggiated chords
  • Eddie Van Halen Delay Trick

    by Dallton Santos

    Short composition based on EVH's delay trick

    Tags: EVH, delay, EVH tricks, 16th notes, modulation, C minor, A minor, Am harmonic minor
  • Three Chord Travis Picking

    by Javier Aviles

    Traditional Country-Folk style using Chet Atkins / Merle Travis style hybrid picking.

    Tags: Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, country, Drop D, alternating bass, D Major
  • Daft Funk

    by Diego Budicin

    Funk strumming patterns over a sequence of two chords in the style of Daft Punk.

    Tags: Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers, funk, strumming, groove, 16 notes, Pop Funk, D minor
  • 80's Smooth Jazz

    by Guido Bungenstock

    A cool 80's Smooth Jazz song

    Tags: Lee Ritenour, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, thumb picking, dynamics, soft touch, light picking, 5ths, 4ths, double stops
  • Mellow Ballad Rock Solo

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Solo with emphasis on the melodic structure. Use this lesson as inspiration to develop your phrases and make your jams sound like actual pre-made songs.

    Tags: Emotional solo, phrasing, improvisation, melodic solo, melodic improvisation, joe satriani, andy timmons, phrases, melody, C# minor, C# minor pentatonic, ballad solo
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Golden Oldies

  • Extreme Neo-Classic

    by Muris Varajic

    Lots of speed picking and sweeping

    Tags: alternate picking, shred, speed picking, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, A harmonic minor, D harmonic minor, B dominant phrygian, legato, shredding, insane, level god, paganini influence, string skipping, pedal note, sweeping
  • Neoclassical Etude #1

    by Marcus Lavendell

    A Neoclassical solo in the key of A-minor. At first glance this might seem like an semi-advanced solo - but it's not. It's actually easier than it looks!

    Tags: A minor, alternate picking, pull off, yngwie malmsteen, stratovarius, symphonic, speed picking, classical influence, rhapsody, symphony X, sweep picking
  • Rock Solo - Beginner

    by Trond Vold

    An easy solo made for seasoned beginners to early intermediate players.

    Tags: E minor, bending, vibrato, melodic soloing, rock solo, picking, slides, pre bends, octave runs, lead guitar techniques
  • Beginner Solo in D

    by Muris Varajic

    This solo combines many techniques: bending, pre-bending, picking, hammer-ons and pull-offs, tapping, sweeping, use of open strings etc. It's sort of a Rock Ballad feel, tempo is 70bpm.

    Tags: rock ballad, bending, pre-bending, picking, hammer-ons, pull-offs, tapping, sweeping, open strings, D major, rock ballad, slow tempo, melodic, D Major Pentatonic, D Minor
  • Modal Madness pt 4 - 5 String Patterns

    by Zsolt Galambos

    This lesson contains 5 string patterns in Dmin. The picking style shown in this lesson is one of the harder picking excercises.

    Tags: scale runs, patterns, Paul Gilbert, shred, exercise, picking, staccato, D minor, standard D tuning, Buckethead, fast picking
  • Little Finger Work-out

    by Dejan Farkas

    An exercise I developed recently for the left hand, a drill for the little finger, pinky (hammer-on till the dawn). It can be practiced on all levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) depending on the speed.

    Tags: finger independence, pinky, coordination, hammer on, pedal tone, pedal note, vinnie moore, yngwie malmsteen, neoclassical rock
  • Eddie Van Halen Style

    by Muris Varajic

    EVH trademarks - from his tapping licks, legato, use of whammy bar, and his unique tremolo picking.I also added a few natural and tapped harmonics, just to get the whole picture. :)

    Tags: open chords, tapping licks, legato, use of whammy bar, tremolo picking, natural, tapped, harmonics, EVH, D minor, D mixolydian
  • Neoclassical Solo For Beginners

    by Emir Hot

    If you don't have experience with fast shredding but like the neoclassical style, this lesson is for you!

    Tags: vibrato, bending, Yngwie Malmsteen, B minor, G diminished, F# phrygian dominant, Vinnie Moore, melodic, alternate picking, bends
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