Guitar Lessons

Etudes Lessons


  • Arpeggio Etude

    by Kristofer Dahl

    My go-to techniques for creative arpeggio phrasing

    Tags: chord notes, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, arpeggiating, C minor, hybrid picking, close-up camera, video angle
  • Hybrid Picking Etude

    by Piotr Kaczor

    Deep Purple inspired etude!

    Tags: hybrid picking, etude, Deep Purple, arpeggio, broken arpeggio, D Major
  • Spacial Sweeping

    by Dallton Santos

    Modern arpeggio shapes over metal backing for sweep picking practice

    Tags: Sweep Picking, Shred Guitar Solo, Fast Guitar Arpeggios, arpeggios, modern, modern shred, Rick Graham, E minor
  • Open Triads Etude N.1

    by Diego Budicin

    Chordal melody using open triads - create beautiful movements between chords!

    Tags: Rhythm, Fingerstyle, Pizzicato, Legato, Hammer On/Pull Offs, Chord Melody, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Bay, RHCP, A minor, John Frusciante, John Mayer
  • Chops Builder Etude

    by Kristofer Dahl

    Neoclassic etude covering pinky independence, 6 string arpeggios & string skipping.

    Tags: pedal point, neoclassic, sweep picking, arpeggios, diminished, harmonic minor, Pinky independence, 6 string arpeggios, String skipping, ostinato, C 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
  • Epic Tales - 1 String Legato Etude

    by Shai Agmon

    Epic power/heavy metal 1 string legato etude. Ideal for improving your shredding chops - work on your hammer-on and pull-off skills.

    Tags: legato, shred, etude, neo classical, metal, pull off, hammer on, 1 string, Yngwie Malmsteen, Rhapsody, Iron maiden, Symphony X, Em, pedal note
  • Spread Voicings Etude

    by Chris Harrington

    Open/spread voicings on guitar. Create open and expansive chord voicings and fuel your creativity.

    Tags: Julian Lage, acoustic, etude, fingerpicking, fingerstyle, F major, Spread Voicings, Open Voicings, Chord Voicings, stretching
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Golden Oldies

  • 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
  • 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
  • Sweep Picking Arpeggios

    by Ian Bushell

    Sweep picking technique with some legato, string skipping, moveable arpeggio shapes and voice leading to make smoother arpeggio changes from one chord to another.

    Tags: legato, string skipping, shred, shredding, voice leading, moveable arpeggio shapes, jason becker, sweeping, sweep, following the chords, yngwie malmsteen, cacophony, D minor
  • Legato And Picking - Intermediate

    by Muris Varajic

    In this lesson we will work on both legato and picking at ~ medium level.

    Tags: Legato, Picking, Intermediate, Exercise, training, workout, fingers independence, warming up, scale patterns, patterns, scale runs, E minor
  • Sweep Picking Lesson

    by Muris Varajic

    A basic sweep picking lesson going from the simplest two-string shapes all the way to the five-string shapes. This is an excellent lesson if you are new to sweeping and want to work your way to the top!

    Tags: sweeping, timing, two string shapes, three string shapes, four string shapes, five string shapes, A major, A minor, triads
  • 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
  • Alternate Workout

    by Muris Varajic

    Unusual picking patterns.

    Tags: odd patterns, unusual picking, G# minor, speed picking, training, practice, workout, triplets, effective technique, shred, picking technique
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