Guitar Lessons





Intermediate Shred Lessons

To get those fingers dancing you need to start gently, here is your go-to section!


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  • 20 Building Blocks of Shred

    by Ben Higgins

    Takes you through all the essential elements of shred guitar playing.

    Tags: eddie van halen, jake e lee, zakk wylde, janick gers, dave mustaine, yngwie malmsteen, joe satriani, steve vai, michael angelo batio, jason becker, frank gambale, randy rhoads, al di meola, paul gilbert, michael romeo, E minor, Natural harmonics, Pick slide, hand slide, picked descending slide, palm muted dead notes, open string riffs, pull off harmonics slide, pull off triads, tremolo picking, legato and picking, palm muted alternate picking, neck pick up picking, legato, 3 notes per string, pick tapping, two handed tapping, sweep picking, slides
    Difficulty3
  • Masters of Sweeping

    by Ben Higgins

    An epic journey into sweep picking, looking at the styles of three of the world's greatest artists.

    Tags: yngwie malmsteen, cacophony, jason becker, marty friedman, frank gambale, sweep picking, shred, arpeggios, A minor, A pentatonic minor, neoclassical metal, metal solo, economy picking, crossing strings, right hand technique, 3 strings arpeggio, 4 string arpeggio, 5 string arpeggio, 6 string arpeggio
    Difficulty3
  • Di Meola 2: Sixes

    by Ben Higgins

    A lesson focusing on alternate picked sextuplets, working both inside and outside picking motions.

    Tags: alternate picking, elegant gypsy, paco de lucia, john mclaughlin, hand coordination, palm muting, E minor, inside picking, outside picking, latin fusion, triplets
    Difficulty3
  • Di Meola 1: Muted Picking

    by Ben Higgins

    A lesson focusing on using palm muting during three note per string picking shapes.

    Tags: alternate picking, elegant gypsy, paco de lucia, john mclaughlin, hand coordination, palm muting, E minor, muted, Yngwie Malmsteen, E harmonic minor, neoclassical metal, triplets, 3 notes per string
    Difficulty3
  • Jeff Loomis Made Easy

    by Ben Higgins

    A beginner lesson in the style of Jeff Loomis

    Tags: neo classical, arpeggios, nevermore, zero order phase, plains of oblivion, A minor, picking arpeggios, A diminished arpeggio, shred for beginners, vibrato, shred
    Difficulty2
  • MAB Made Easy

    by Ben Higgins

    A beginner lesson focusing on some of Michael Angelo Batio most used alternate picking licks.

    Tags: michael angelo batio, speed kills, no boundaries, shred, F# minor, shredding, picking, crossing strings, fast licks, runs, fast lines, shredder, neoclassical, workout
    Difficulty2
  • Ben's Land Of Legato

    by Ben Higgins

    Etude focusing entirely on legato.

    Tags: Fretting Hand, Dexterity, Satriani, Vai, A minor, left hand, fingers independence, training, Legato, workout, etude, exercise
    Difficulty3
  • Tightness Etude

    by Lian Gerbino

    An etude for your practice routine. This also can be used as a warm-up exercise.

    Tags: warm up, warming up, alternate picking, pattern, chromatic, practice routine, hand sync, training, workout, tight, precision
    Difficulty3
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Golden Oldies

  • Classical Taps

    by David Wallimann

    Let's study a nice classical idea using tapping. The whole song will only use the high E string of the guitar. The changes are very melodic and should be memorized before linking everything together.

    Tags: high E string, tapping, EVH
    Difficulty3
  • Warming up with Lian

    by Lian Gerbino

    I always use this kind of exercises for warming up, before a gig, before recording, even before my practice routine.

    Tags: warm up, alternate picking, pattern, practice routine, hand sync, training, 16th notes, stretching, picking, exercise, patterns, chromatic scale
    Difficulty3
  • Ben's Land Of Legato

    by Ben Higgins

    Etude focusing entirely on legato.

    Tags: Fretting Hand, Dexterity, Satriani, Vai, A minor, left hand, fingers independence, training, Legato, workout, etude, exercise
    Difficulty3
Click to see more old Intermediate Shred lessons (3 in total).