Guitar Lessons

Progressive Guitar Lessons

Sweeps, odd meters, unusual scales - it all comes together here!


  • Speed Metal Patterns

    by Diego Budicin

    Challenging riffing exercise to develop your alternate picking and timing!

    Tags: Alternate Picking, Downstrokes, Eight notes, Sixteen Notes, Trash Metal Riffs, Speed Metal, Megadeth, Metallica, Mark Tremonti, Eddie Van Halen, Zakk Wylde, E minor, Ninth chord, Strumming, Hammer on, Pull off
  • Progressive Doom Metal Patterns

    by Diego Budicin

    Syncopated rhythms & powerful downstrokes to improve your tone and timing!

    Tags: Strumming, Alternate Picking, Metal, Doom Metal, Progressive Doom Metal, Fusion, Megadeth, Metallica, Mark Tremonti, Dream Theater, My Dying Bride, A minor, A harmonic minor, E Phrygian Major, Palm Muting, Power chords, Inverted Chords
  • Plini Style Licks

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    5 licks covering Plini's unique style combining tasty and expressive melodies with modern shred.

    Tags: Plini, Plini licks, modern licks, modern playing, progressive rock, djent, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Post Rock, Tremolo bar, Shred, Alternate Picking, Tapping, Slides, Vibrato, Dynamics, Staccato, Mateus Asato, Lari Basilio, Andy Timmons, Intervals, Dream Threater, A minor, A Pentatonic Minor, Pentatonic Sequences, Pentatonic Shred
  • Metal Essentials #5

    by Darius Wave

    Chunky riffs + polyrhythm.

    Tags: metal, chunky, riff, progressive, polyrhythm, E minor, E Phrygian, downpicking, downslanting, palm muting, djent, Animals as leaders, Periphery, Dropped B, metalcore
  • Arpeggios from Nowhere - Tosin Abasi Style

    by Chris Harrington

    In this lesson we look at using hammer-ons from nowhere combined with fingerpicking

    Tags: hammer-ons, finger picking, tosin abasi, hammer-ons from nowhere, A minor, 7 strings guitar, progressive fusion, Animals as leaders, ambient, arpeggios, fingerstyle, djent, groove, chords, extended chords, arranging, songwriting, arpeggiated chords
  • Mastodon Style

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Modern Metal lesson in the style of Mastodon.

    Tags: Stoner, Stoner Rock, Sludge, Heavy Metal, Rhythm, Groove Metal, Progressive Riffing, Riffing, Palm Muting, Modern Metal, D Phrygian, downpicking, alternate picking, palm muting, odd meter
  • Progressive Metal Rock

    by Guido Bungenstock

    A progressive metal rock tune with interesting modulations and different scales. and using the whole tone scale.

    Tags: D Minor, A Minor, F Lydian #4, A Harmonic Minor, Whole tone Scale, Eb Lydian #4, C# Minor, C Lydian. Eb Lydian, Dream Theater, Sylvan, QueensrĂ¿che, Symphony X, metal rhythm, soloing, progressive solo, lead guitar, Michael Romeo, tapping, shred licks, alternate picking, power chords
  • Petrucci Made Easy

    by Ben Higgins

    Beginner solo in the style of Dream Theater guitar legend John Petrucci.

    Tags: dream theater, D major, D melodic minor, D minor, modulation, , Control of unwanted noise, Smooth position changes, timing, hand synchronisation, vibrato, picking
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Golden Oldies

  • 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
  • Canon in D - Speedy Metal Arrangement

    by Trond Vold

    Welcome to the lesson of my speedy metal arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon in D. I'm not using much difficult techniques, I keep it relatively simple. The tricky part might be playing it up to tempo and getting the bends right.

    Tags: Pachelbel, Canon in D, tempo, metal, speed
  • Dream Theater: Overture 1928

    by Daniel Realpe

    This is an instrumental song by Dream Theater that features the excellent guitar composition of John Petrucci in an intermediate level, perfect to make that leap to the next step in your playing.

    Tags: john petrucci, open chords riffing, palm muting, odd time signatures, melodic solos, shredding solos, unison, E augmented, B minor, Db Minor, E minor, vibrato, bending, alternate picking
  • Picking Exercise

    by Trond Vold

    We are going to take a look at how to improve and tighten up the picking. The goal here is to PICK every note!

    Tags: picking, economy picking, alternate picking
  • Whammy Bar Phrasing

    by Damir Puh

    Introduction to whammy bar techniques and their implementation in a musical context.

    Tags: whammy, phrasing, rock, metal, technique, F# phrygian dominant, dive bombs, vibrato, steve vai, octave chords, bending, bends
  • Petrucci Style - Arabic Sensation

    by Jonathan Burgos

    Based on the use of Phrygian Mode by John Petrucci.

    Tags: F# Phrygian, Dream Theater, Arabic, Suspended Animation, Phygian Mode, melodic soloing, bending, vibrato, DT, liquid tension, fast licks, legato
  • Chowy's Metal Tune

    by Chowy Fernandez

    We're gonna focus on the writing of a metal song, with various parts where we will want the riffs to go in a succession from lower to higher and end it with a melody that gives the song a meaning.

    Tags: B minor, G diminished, making a metal song, metal composition, two guitars, rhythm guitar, riffing, palm muting, string skiping, picking, alternate picking, legato
  • Modern Metal Solo - Marco Sfogli

    by Cosmin Lupu

    Building a solo in the modern metal context

    Tags: Legato, Bending, Vibrato, Rhythmic Sense, Alternate Picking, C minor, Kiko Loureiro, Andy James, modern metal, Metal, Progressive, melodic soloing, melody
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