Guitar Lessons

Insane Lessons

Wall to wall technique, no easier parts to provide relief, these lessons all have that "Wow" factor. Most pupils will not be able to play lessons at this level at full speed, but they are a great resource to use to figure out what techniques you need to work on to get to the insane level!


  • 25 Modern Guitar Players

    by Diego Budicin

    A massive solo song inspired by some of the best guitar players from all over the world!

    Tags: Guthrie Govan, Alex Hutchings, Jack Gardiner, Marco Sfogli, Nick Johnston, Mateus Asato, Jesse Lewis, Orianthi, Andy Wood, Jack Thammarat, Daniele Gottardo, Tosin Abasi, Misha Mansoor, Andy James, Rick Graham, Keith Merrow, Jeff Loomis, Jacub Zytecki, Al Joseph, Claudio Pietronik, Ciro Manna, Andre Nieri, Tom Quayle, Martin Miller, Diego Budicin, E minor, shred fusion, fusion licks, phrasing, alternate picking, legato, hybrid picking, tapping, slap
  • Jam School: Shred Improvisation

    by Kristofer Dahl

    How to acquire a shred technique usable for improvisation.

    Tags: shred, improvisation, fusion, D major, D major pentatonic, jamming, B minor, technique, soloing, Pentatonic scales, hybrid picking, fast guitar lines, legato, fast licks, shred masterclass, shred tutorial, shred tricks, shredding, building speed, shred lines
  • 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
  • May Meets Moore

    by Ben Higgins

    A mega lesson which imagines Brian and May and Vinnie Moore trading licks.

    Tags: brian may, queen, vinnie moore, ufo, mash up, meltdown, time odyssey, minds eye, bohemian rhapsody, who wants to live forever, one vision, a kind of magic, A major, A major pentatonic, Phrasing, Bending, Alternate picking, Sweep picking, Stamina, Dexterity, modulation
  • Temple of Speed

    by Ben Higgins

    Increase your speed picking potential by using longer licks on one string and challenge yourself with odd note groupings.

    Tags: speed picking, odd note groupings, rusty cooley, shawn lane, alternate picking, B Lydian dominant, B minor, shredding, extreme picking, mab, michael angel batio, effective technique, fast playing, fast runs
  • Lydian Augmented Legato

    by Eugen Leonhardt

    4 Notes per String Legato on a Melodic-Minor Mode.

    Tags: Melodic Minor, Lydian Augmented, Allan Holdsworth, 4 Notes per string, Religious War, Legato, Tapping, Progressive, Fusion, Metal, Modern, D Lydian Augmented, F Lydian Augmented, hammer on, pull off, fusion lick
  • Warrior in Battle

    by Thiago Trinsi

    Use of alternate picking in horizontal and vertical lines followed by sweeping arpeggios techniques in a very heavy metal neo-classical vibe a la Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore and Jason Becker.

    Tags: Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, Jason Becker, tapping, sweeping, sweep, arpeggios, neo classical, A Harmonic Minor, sweep picking, speed picking, pedal note, legato, fast runs, shred, shredding, hungarian minor scale,
  • Sweep Picking 7/9 Arpeggios

    by Eugen Leonhardt

    This lesson is all about the ideas on Sweep Picking passage from my song "Religious War". It also contains the basic guitar-riff with is the basis of this tune.

    Tags: Maj7/9, Min7/9, D Lydian, D Dorian, D Aeolian, shell voicings, sliding, sweeping, shredding, 6 string arpeggio, combining modes, mixing modes, modal, stretching
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Golden Oldies

  • Extreme Neo-Classic

    by Muris Varajic

    A classic masterpiece 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
  • Racer X: Scarified

    by Daniel Realpe

    One of greatest guitar instrumentals from Paul Gilbert and Racer X.

    Tags: paul gilbert, scarified, string skipping, speed picking, F# minor, alternate picking, shred, shredding, legato, tapping, bending, vibrato, sweep picking, riffing
  • Yngwie Malmsteen Style Solo

    by Emir Hot

    This lesson demonstrates Harmonic Minor, Phrigyan Dominant and Diminished scales and arpeggios played in fast Malmsteen style. Useful for fast alternate picking and sweeped arpeggios.

    Tags: A Harmonic Minor, A Phrygian Dominant, B Diminished 7, Arpeggio, Picking, A minor, sweep picking, alternate picking, sweeping, triads, fast picking, speed picking, arpeggios, yjm
  • Mixing Different Note Groupings in Soloing

    by Emir Hot

    In this neo-classical sounding piece you will find mixture of 8th notes, 8th triplets, 16th notes and 16th triplets changing in every bar. Useful for escaping from one rhythm pattern to another.

    Tags: A harmonic minor, E phrygian dominant, pedal notes, alternate picking, economy picking, legato, shredding, shred, yngwie malmsteen, note values, timing control, rhythm patterns
  • Oriental Shred Lesson

    by Muris Varajic

    Inspired by grooves and melodies of countries like Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Albania, Greece and Bosnia of course. Muris shows you unusual phrasing and scales.

    Tags: Oriental Groove, Oriental Ornaments, G Harmonic Minor, D Phrygian Dominant, G Harmonic Major, Alternate Picking, String Skipping, Sliding, Legato, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Albania, Greece, Bosnia, exotic playing, exotic scales
  • Paul Gilbert Style Lesson

    by Muris Varajic

    Paul Gilbert's trademarks are furiously aggressive runs played with perfect timing. In this lesson Muris shows you how to replicate it note for note. Hop in!

    Tags: heavy shred, Alternate Picking, String Skipping, Legato, Sweep Picking, Tapping, Wide Stretches, D minor, D minor pentatonic, D Dorian scales, Chromatic passes, Using of Thumb, Artificial Harmonics
  • Neoclassical Three-Level-Lesson, Advanced

    by Marcus Lavendell

    A solo in the harmonic A-minor scale. It contains mostly regular picking, but also some sweeps". The solo is taught in three levels of difficulty.

    Tags: Yngwie Malmsteen, A harmonic minor, sweep picking, speed picking, alternate picking, shred, shredding, shredder, vibrato, bending, sweeping, legato, aggressive vibrato
  • Yngwie Malmsteen: Trilogy

    by Marius Pop

    One of Yngwie Malmsteen's most famous songs

    Tags: YJM, alternate picking, sweep picking, G phrygian dominant, A harmonic minor, G phrygian major, shredding, shred, 80s, Paganini, suite, Vinnie Moore
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