Guitar Lessons





Speedpicking Lessons

Synchronizing your two hands to 110% in order to develop a strong picking technique is not an easy task - but oh so rewarding. In this section you will not only learn the thought process necessary to build a strong picking foundation - but you will also get musical shred examples to inspire your practicing.


Latest

  • 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
    Difficulty6
  • 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
    Difficulty5
  • Speed Runs For Intermediates

    by Darius Wave

    Collection of speed licks.

    Tags: A minor, speed, technique, workout, intermediate, beginner, speed runs, fast lines, sequences, fast patterns, tapping, sweep picking, legato, speed exercise, speed training, chop builder, arpeggios, hand mechanics
    Difficulty4
  • 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
  • Di Meola 4: Advanced Picking

    by Ben Higgins

    An advanced lesson focusing on the alternate picking traits of AL Di Meola

    Tags: alternate picking, elegant gypsy, paco de lucia, john mclaughlin, hand coordination, palm muting, E minor, muted picking, inside picking, outside picking, yngwie malmsteen, stamina, dexterity
    Difficulty8
  • Di Meola 3: Intermediate Picking

    by Ben Higgins

    A lesson focusing on the picking technique of Al Di Meola, featuring muted picking and sextuplets using inside and outside picking.

    Tags: alternate picking, elegant gypsy, paco de lucia, john mclaughlin, hand coordination, palm muting, E minor, speed burst, stamina, muted picking, fusion, latin, outside picking, inside picking
    Difficulty5
  • 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
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Golden Oldies

  • Modal Madness

    by Zsolt Galambos

    Time for some modal madness! This exercise is one of the most important for developing speed, stamina and accuracy in alternate picking.

    Tags: Staccato, Alternate picking, AP exercise, A Minor, B Locrian, C Major, D Dorian, E Phrygian, F Lydian, G Mixolydian, speed picking, developing speed, stamina, accuracy, 3 notes per string
    Difficulty6
  • Stamina Lesson - Speed Bursts

    by Muris Varajic

    Muris shows us how to practice speed bursts or picking stamina, by switching between 16th and 16th triplets. Great exercise recommended for intermediate to advanced!

    Tags: stamina, speed bursts, alternate picking, speed picking, G major, 3 notes per string, patterns, speed picking, fast picking, building speed, exercise, training, practice
    Difficulty7
  • All Kristofer Dahl Ultimate-Guitar Lessons

    by Kristofer Dahl

    All of Kristofer's Ultimate-Guitar.com lessons ("Shred Masterclass")in one place.

    Tags: UG, Ultimate-guitar, shred masterclass, Kristofer Dahl, Mr Guitartube, shred guitar, shredding
    Difficulty5
  • 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
    Difficulty7
  • Modal Madness: 2 string patterns

    by Zsolt Galambos

    In this lesson we will learn 2 string patterns.

    Tags: staccato, alternate picking, A minor, Paul Gilbert, speed picking, shred patterns, shredding, fast playing, shred, shredding, exercise, 3 notes per string, standard D tuning
    Difficulty6
  • 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
    Difficulty8
  • 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
  • Alternate Picking Lesson 4

    by Pavel Denisjuk

    In Alternate Picking Lesson number 4 we will work on some really fast stuff using 6ths (6-tuplets) and only a C-Major scale. This lesson also includes a way of breaking out of boring "up-down" scale runs, and some Rusty Cooley style runs.

    Tags: alternate picking, speed picking, Rusty Cooley, sextuplets, shredding, shred, shredder, C major, workout, picking workout, paul gilbert
    Difficulty8
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