Guitar Lessons

Progressive Guitar Lessons

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


  • Upstroke Metal Patterns

    by Diego Budicin

    By focusing on your upstrokes you will improve your overall picking control!

    Tags: Alternate Picking, metal, upstrokes, picking, groove, timing, dynamics, accents, Megadeth, Metallica, Mark Tremonti, Eddie Van Halen, Zakk Wylde, Plini, Thank You Scientist, E minor
  • Alternate Picking Prog Metal Rhythms

    by Diego Budicin

    Improve your timing control and add power to your alternate picking technique!

    Tags: rhythms, patterns, upstrokes, downstrokes, D minor, Periphery, Dream Theater, John 5, Petrucci
  • 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
  • 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, Queensrÿche, Symphony X, metal rhythm, soloing, progressive solo, lead guitar, Michael Romeo, tapping, shred licks, alternate picking, power chords
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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
  • 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, palm muting, riff, riffing, power metal, right hand, triplets, E minor, Open E string riffing
  • World Set On Fire

    by Emir Hot

    This piece is from the song called "World Set On Fire" from my album "Sevdah Metal". I played intro riff, chorus, solo and the outro riff. This can improve your riffing feel, alternate picking and eastern trills.

    Tags: sevdah metal, riffing, picking, trills, metal, F# Phrygian, riff, chorus, solo, outro riff, riff, fast licks, speed picking, Phrygian Dominant, Eastern sounding, harmonic minor
  • Bebop & Blues in Metal

    by Lale Nikic

    A song-like form of a lesson that has all the parts that are needed for one metal song, but in shorter version. We will cover techniques needed to play this piece, and music theory behind it. Bebop and blues SCALE usage is featured in this lesson. There is a small lead section as well.

    Tags: metal riffing, d standard tuning, bebop, downpicking, alternate picking, D Phrygian, D Locrian, dominant bebop, A# Dominant Bebop, D blues, D minor, blues scale, bebop scale, thrash metal, speed metal, composition
  • 4 Fingers Tapping Over Pentatonics

    by Santiago Diaz Garces

    This time, we'll work con the 4 fingers tapping technique on the pentatonic scale.

    Tags: Stanley Jordan, A minor pentatonic, E minor pentatonic, two hands, two handed, shred, 8 fingers, shred, shredding
  • Rhythm Meets Lead

    by Jonathan Burgos

    Two guitars (solo + rhythm) progressive lesson.

    Tags: E minor, tasty, progressive, rhythm, riffing, solo, phrasing, vibrato, melody, Legato, Alternate picking, Bending, Vibrato, Slide, Palm muting, 2 guitars, solo & rhythm
  • 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
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