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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!


  • Progressive Rock Riffs

    by Diego Budicin

    Integrate new chord shapes in your playing with this sequence of progressive rock riffs!

    Tags: periphery, Andy Timmons, Jimi Hendrix, Guthrie Govan, Alternate Picking, groove, chords, patterns, riffs, E minor
  • Two Finger Ballad Melody

    by Javier Aviles

    Play a simple song with only two right hand fingers: thumb- and ring finger

    Tags: simple bassline, simple harmony, thumb, ring finger, thirds, ballad, E Major
  • Country Fusion III

    by Chris Shofner

    Chicken picking over a 'hip' backing track.

    Tags: Danny Gatton, Jerry Donahue, Jim Campilongo, Brad paisley, Brent Mason, chicken picking, double-stops, octaves, behind the nut bend, Dm7, D minor
  • Right Hand II

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Whilst remaining within Alternate Picking, let's focus on hand sync.

    Tags: alternate picking, picking patterns, shred, chromatic exercises, hand sync, training, guitar practice, practice session, guitar routine
  • 16th Shuffle Solo

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Get comfortable with the 16th Shuffle rhythm to spice up your vocabulary!

    Tags: Shuffle, blues, rock, fusion, jazz, pentatonics, altered scale, A altered Dominant Mode, A Minor
  • Right Hand I

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Let's get into the right hand technique - Alternate Picking basics.

    Tags: alternate picking, picking triplets, right hand tips, picking, practice session, guitar routine, training, workout, down-picking, downstrokes, upstrokes
  • Funky Melody & Rhythm

    by Javier Aviles

    Funky style song with easy melody & rhythm

    Tags: picking, rhythm, chords, pocket, groove, groovy, A minor
  • Melodic Fusion

    by Dallton Santos

    Melodic lines with strong target notes

    Tags: Allan Holdsworth, Steve Vai, Shawn Lane, rock fusion, fusion guitar licks, ibanez, how to play fusion
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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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