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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!


  • Right Hand IV - Legato on Multiple Strings

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Effective string traverse is critical for a smooth & even flowing legato technique.

    Tags: string traverse, string crossing, hammer on, pull off, hammering on to a new string, trills, pentatonic legato, Ritchie Kotzen, Nick Johnston, left hand practice, training, session, workout, muting techniques, A minor
  • Percussive Acoustic Guitar Basics

    by Diego Budicin

    Your first steps towards acoustic percussive guitar: learn the basics for an effective percussive groove.

    Tags: percussive guitar, acoustic, rhythms, percussion, patterns, thumb, single fingers hits , snare, kick, hi-hat, cymbals, Andy Mckee, Kaki King, Michael Hedges, Jon Gomm
  • E Major Double Stops

    by Javier Aviles

    Get your Hendrix inspired twang going with these double stop licks!

    Tags: harmonized melody, pentatonic, hybrid picking, Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix, E Major, caged
  • Double Stop Melody III

    by Chris Shofner

    60's country chicken picking that works for both rhythm and lead.

    Tags: James Burton, Don Rich, Marty Robbins, Buck Owens, Double Stops, first inversion, hybrid picking, behind the nut bend, E Major, E Ionian
  • Applying Micro Techniques

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Let's roll up our sleeves and start applying micro techniques to our playing.

    Tags: micro bending, micro dynamics, micro tonalities, micro timing, behind the beat, ahead of the beat, feeling, feel, time feel, expressive timing, bending, phrasing
  • Micro Timing

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Work your way around the beat and get into the 'pocket' using micro timing.

    Tags: behind the beat, ahead of the beat, phrasing, timing, rhythm, feel, time feel, expressive timing
  • Micro Dynamics & Tonality

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Supercharge your expression with various timbres of micro dynamics.

    Tags: blues phrasing, intensities, tone, feeling, expression, feel, improvisation
  • Micro Bending

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Breathe life into your phrases by applying quarter bends.

    Tags: quarter bends, micro technique, feeling, feel, phrasing, A minor, A pentatonic minor, licks, quarter bending
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Golden Oldies

  • Extreme Neo-Classic

    by Muris Varajic

    A classic masterpiece 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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