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  • How To Harmonize A Melody

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Learn how to harmonize melodies in diatonic thirds.

    Tags: harmonization, arranging, third, intervals, theory, E minor, arrangement, songwriting, how to arrange a song
  • One String Metal Solo

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Example of how imposing a limitation can be used as a creative tool to compose a solo.

    Tags: limitation, E minor, G string, bending, vibrato, tapping, shred, shred solo, shredding, Zakk Wylde, Andy James, fast picking, creativity, composing a solo, E minor pentatonic, legato, pedal note
  • Upstroke Metal Patterns

    by Diego Budicin

    By focusing on your upstrokes you will improve your overall picking control!

    Tags: Alternate Picking, metal, upstrokes, picking, groove, timing, dynamics, accents, Megadeth, Metallica, Mark Tremonti, Eddie Van Halen, Zakk Wylde, Plini, Thank You Scientist, E minor
  • Two Fingers 12 Bar Blues

    by Javier Aviles

    Blues rhythm VI - II - V - I - in the key of A7. For beginner acoustic players.

    Tags: simplified, beginner friendly, easy fingering, simple chords, two strings only, jazz blues, acoustic
  • Country Ballad Solo II

    by Chris Shofner

    A hybrid of classic and modern country licks.

    Tags: snap, pop, open string slide, dead notes, Brad Paisley, Jim Campilongo, Brent Mason, Hank Williams, D Major, major pentatonic, diads
  • Symmetrical Soloing

    by Dallton Santos

    Forget about scales or arpeggios - this lesson uses symmetrical ideas, scales & shapes!

    Tags: Allan Holdsworth, Tosin Abasi, Mattias IA Eklundh, symmetry, symmetrical soloing, outside, exotic, jazz fusion, djent, atonal
  • Acoustic Strumming #7

    by Darius Wave

    Strumming and chord fretting basics

    Tags: Strumming, Pick grip, 16th notes, quarter notes, Beginner, Acoustic guitar, Chords, Fretting, E minor
  • 10 Killer Repeating Rock Licks

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Flashy licks for various circumstances

    Tags: build speed, hand sync, accent shift, shift accents, 5 note patterns, 5 notes, Zakk Wylde, Steve Stevens, Satch tapping, Satriani tapping, open string tapping, Martin Miller, Repeating Licks, two string arpeggio, B maj7 arpeggio, alternate picking arpeggio, G# Minor
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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