Guitar Lessons

Alternate Picking Lessons


  • Mastering the Fretboard: Descending Modal Pattern

    by Chris Shofner

    A fast descending pattern to get you down the neck in style.

    Tags: Eric Johnson, modes, modal, C Ionian, D Dorian, E Phyrgian, F Lydian, G Mixolydian, A Aeolian, B Locrian, alternate picking, scale sequence, scale patterns
  • String Crossing Picking Exercise

    by Kristofer Dahl

    This exercise has it all: String crossing in several directions, three note per string picking, melodic movement.

    Tags: alternate picking, AP, 3 nps, three notes per string, string crossing, speed picking, A minor
  • Pentatonic Etude - Scale Sequences

    by Chris Shofner

    Pentatonic patterns that speed up easily.

    Tags: pentatonic, patterns, soloing, three notes, four notes, A minor pentatonic, D minor pentatonic, E minor pentatonic, scale sequences, downpicking, legato, Pentatonic sequences
  • Alternate Picking Workout #7

    by Darius Wave

    Workout for your right hand with a cool neoclassical backing track!

    Tags: Alternate Picking, exercise, practice, speed workshop, C# minor, C# harmonic minor, neoclassical rock, pedal note, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie moore
  • Randomizing Picking Patterns

    by Dallton Santos

    Develop unique and unpredictable picking combinations through the process of randomization.

    Tags: alternate picking, guitar speed, picking accuracy, guitar practice, randomization, random, right hand training, picking technique, crossing strings, kiko loureiro, building speed, fast playing, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, Michael Angelo, Zakk Wylde, C lydian, E mino, string skipping, arpeggios
  • Speed Runs For Intermediates

    by Darius Wave

    Collection of speed licks.

    Tags: A minor, speed, technique, workout, intermediate, beginner, speed runs, fast lines, sequences, fast patterns, tapping, sweep picking, legato, speed exercise, speed training, chop builder, arpeggios, hand mechanics
  • 2 String Arpeggio Workout

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Arpeggio workout over three octaves, to help you visualize the fretboard.

    Tags: Arpeggios, smooth, Progressive, Soloing, Staccato, fretboard, exercise, Phrasing, Melodies, Paul Gilbert, Greg Howe, Marco Sfogli, Django Reinhardt, E minor, modes and scales, fretboard knowledge, learning the fretboard, modes
  • Back to Bach

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Classical piece inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude No.2 In C Minor. Useful alternate picking etude.

    Tags: Johann Sebastian Bach, classical, alternate picking, etude, classical piece, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, Tony McAlpine, Shred, Shredding, speed picking, training, chop builder, C minor
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