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  • Practice tips, warm-up & stretching

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Everything you need to know, and do, before starting a guitar practice session.

    Tags: massages, warming up, pre warm up, pre workout, legato, stamina, left hand, exercises, hammer on, pull off, guitar routine, workout
    Difficulty2
  • The Dorian Scale

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Start diggin' the Dorian scale!

    Tags: A dorian, D dorian, characteristic note, modes, modal, funk, fusion, rock fusion, groove, john scofield, blues licks, dorian licks, dorian phrasing
    Difficulty1
  • Phrasing & Improvisation

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    How to create phrases and the call & response concept.

    Tags: call & response, phrases, jamming, improvising, A minor, A pentatonic minor, play-along, motivic development, how to make phrases, how to make responses, melodic soloing, melody
    Difficulty2
  • String crossing

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    The picking mechanics of string crossing

    Tags: outside picking, inside picking, cross strings, alternate picking, picking exercises, sequences, natural minor, A minor scale, A pentatonic minor
    Difficulty2
  • The Natural Minor Scale

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    How to play and use the natural minor scale, and the basics of Alternate Picking

    Tags: A minor scale, aeolian mode, alternate picking, D minor, single string picking, picking basics, minor licks, A minor licks
    Difficulty1
  • Root on the fifth string

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Unlock the pentatonic scale all over the fretboard.

    Tags: minor pentatonic scale, notes on the fretboard, pentatonic sequences, melodic sequences, improvisation, fretboard knowledge, blues scale, D minor pentatonic, D blues scale
    Difficulty2
  • The Blues Scale

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Turn the pentatonic scale into a blues monster!

    Tags: blue note, blues licks, vibrato, pre bend, one fret bend, playing the blues, 12 bars blues progression, improvisation, bending, phrasing, b5, ornaments
    Difficulty1
  • Changing Keys

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Learn how to transpose the pentatonic scale to other keys. We'll explore the notes on the sixth string, extended pentatonics & slides.

    Tags: notes on the fretboard, transposing the minor pentatonic, playing in other keys, improvisation, licks, G minor pentatonic, B minor pentatonic. slides, moving diagonally, extended pentatonic
    Difficulty2
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  • 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
    Difficulty8
  • Modal Madness

    by Zsolt Galambos

    Time for some modal madness! This exercise is one of the most important for developing speed, stamina and accuracy in alternate picking.

    Tags: Staccato, Alternate picking, AP exercise, A Minor, B Locrian, C Major, D Dorian, E Phrygian, F Lydian, G Mixolydian, speed picking, developing speed, stamina, accuracy, 3 notes per string
    Difficulty6
  • Pentatonic Workshop Level 1- CAGED Format and Timing Exercises

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    This first part is for the absolute beginner. We will cover: Pentatonic CAGED shapes, exercises, note values and timing.

    Tags: pentatonic, timing, exercise, CAGED, alternate picking, play along, metronome, A minor pentatonic, Note Time Values, rhythm practice, improvisation
    Difficulty2
  • Pentatonic Workshop Level 5 - Pentatonic Licks 101 Lesson

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    Let's wrap up what we have learned and create a pentatonic solo! This part contains: Pentatonic licks, vibrato & bends, phrasing.

    Tags: A minor pentatonic, soloing, phrasing, vibrato, licks, rock, hard rock, slides, pentatonic licks, bends, bending, phrases
    Difficulty4
  • Funk Skunk Technique 101

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    Funk Skunk 101 tutorial including Right hand strumming, Left hand muting, Funky licks and grooves

    Tags: funk licks, funk tutorial, left hand muting, funky licks, funky grooves, riffings, strumming, strums, B minor pentatonic, skunk, funk, groove
    Difficulty6
  • Minor vs Major Scales - Intermediate

    by Muris Varajic

    We will be switching between F# minor and F# major scale, using different techniques and phrasings at intermediate level.

    Tags: F# minor, F# major, F# minor, F# major, alternate picking, legato, vibrato, bending, pentatonic scales, arpeggios, combining scales, improvisation, soloing
    Difficulty5
  • 3 Piece Rock Band Approach

    by Jose Mena

    A one minute jam demonstrating an approach to playing in a 3 piece band scenario.

    Tags: shred, shredding, fast guitars, alternate picking, legato, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, sweep picking, A Dorian Blues, I IV V chord progression, A dorian, riff, riffing, bending, trio, power trio
    Difficulty9
  • Minor vs Major Scales - Beginner

    by Muris Varajic

    Learn transition between Am and A major scale, fingerings and positions, all at beginners level.

    Tags: A minor, A major, alternate picking, melody, scales applied, combining scales, learning the fret-board, Am scale, A major scale, scale positions
    Difficulty3
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