Guitar Lessons

Exercises & Theory Lessons

Well tested exercises to get your hands and fingers up to tempo. If you have got the time - we have got the knowledge!


  • 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
  • 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
  • Hybrid Picking Exercises

    by Dallton Santos

    Exercises & licks using hybrid picking.

    Tags: hybrid picking, chicken picking, rock guitar, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, grooving riffs, clean arpeggios, fusion licks, C minor, double stops, rhythm, arpeggios, licks, chords, arranging, riffing
  • 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
  • Alien Patterns

    by Dallton Santos

    An exercise I do before shows to warm up for technical playing.

    Tags: warm up, symmetrical solo, advanced guitar exercises sweep picking, Symmetrical Scale, warming up, buckethead, bumblefoot, sweep picking, economy picking, weird, freak guitar
  • Buckethead Style Tapping

    by Ben Higgins

    Beginner/intermediate lesson focusing on Buckethead's tapping technique

    Tags: tapping, atonal, chromatic, six finger tapping, nubbing, E minor, 8 finger tapping, freak guitar, Mattias Eklundh, John 5, weird, uncommon licks, crazy
  • Beginner Vibrato Workout

    by Darius Wave

    4 different kinds of vibrato introduced.

    Tags: A minor, soft, classical vibrato, speed vibrato, shallow vibrato, tempo matched, wide vibrato, variable speed, wide vibrato, emotion, expression, articulation
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Golden Oldies

  • Vibrato Lesson 1 - Left Hand

    by Marcus Lavendell

    Slow & fast vibratos, and while bending the string both up and down, or when coming from a slide or tapping note.

    Tags: Vibrato, left hand vibrato, bending
  • Alternate Picking Lesson 1

    by Pavel Denisjuk

    At first look - this lesson may look difficult - but even if you are a beginning guitarist I suggest you start practicing this one because it will show essential ways to practice scale boxes and alternate picking. You don't have to play this lightning fast right away. Start practicing slowly to develop the correct right hand picking. Now let's dive into the world of alternate picking!

    Tags: hands position, B major, paul gilbert, shredding, shred, fast picking, speed picking, patterns, shred licks, exercises, workout, training, hands sync
  • Modal Madness pt 3 - Extended Scales

    by Zsolt Galambos

    What differs this lesson from the previous two is that it reaches the third octave in a more linear way. This is a great tool to build up a tension and a release while creating melodies.

    Tags: shred, exercise, alternate picking, staccato, C major, D dorian, E phrygian, F lydian, G mixolydian, Paul Gilbert, Tony Macalpine, speed picking, fast picking, 3 notes per string
  • Hold The Beat

    by Muris Varajic

    About timing and being focused, a pure brain trainer.

    Tags: Hold The Beat, Timing, Legato, Hybrid Picking, A major, A minor, timing control, tight, training, brain trained, hammer on, pull off
  • Gilbert Inspired #4: Legato

    by Zsolt Galambos

    This is the next in line of the "Gilbert Inspired" series, where we'll discuss the famous Gilbert legato technique.

    Tags: A minor, Legato, Hammer-on, pull-off, Staccato, Legato, Standard D tuning, Paul Gilbert, alternate picking, shred, training, technique, patterns
  • Sweeping Basics Lesson

    by Pavel Denisjuk

    By request sweepmaster Pavel breaks down his technique into tiny fragments - for you to easily digest! In this part you'll see the main excercise for your right hand in order to master sweep picking. The trick for the right hand is to move the pick across all of the strings in one direction.

    Tags: Sweeping basics, right hand muting, sweep-picking
  • Finger Independence I

    by Danilo Capezzuto

    This exercise will help you to improve and learn with more confidence any kind of techniques you need to play. And more, your fingers will increase stamina and become more strong.

    Tags: stretch, stretching, trills, economy picking, alternate picking, training, exercises, workout, technique, spider exercise, stamina
  • Right Hand Basics I

    by Danilo Capezzuto

    Here we start our alternate picking lessons, come in and practice!

    Tags: string skipping, picking, warming up, technique training, workout, practice, etude, chromatic, right hand practice, kiko loureiro, guitar hacks, picking practice
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