Guitar Lessons

Shred Lessons

Contrary to common belief, shred is not only about playing fast: It's about playing fast with your heart. This section will cover virtually every aspect of shredding - the techniques, the tricks, the pitfalls, the nuances and the exercises.


  • Spacial Sweeping

    by Dallton Santos

    Modern arpeggio shapes over metal backing for sweep picking practice

    Tags: Sweep Picking, Shred Guitar Solo, Fast Guitar Arpeggios, arpeggios, modern, modern shred, E minor
  • 11 Spicy Repeating Rock Licks

    by Guido Bungenstock

    11 Spicy repeating rock licks to build endurance

    Tags: steve Lukather, Guthrie Govan, Joe Bonnamassa, Steve Stevens, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Repeating Licks, G minor, G lydian, G dorian, G pentatonic minor, Alternate Picking, Tapping
  • 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
  • Nita Strauss Style

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Known for her work with the tribute band The Iron Maidens, and as the lead guitarist for Alice Cooper.

    Tags: Nita Strauss, Alice Cooper, Shred, Guitar Techniques, Sweep Picking, Alternate Picking, female guitarist, The Iron Maidens, Iron Maiden, Legato, Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Angel Vivaldi, D minor
  • 10 ascending/descending Rock Licks

    by Guido Bungenstock

    10 killer ascending/descending Rock Licks that will help you to build a climax in your solo

    Tags: alternate picking, E minor, E pentatonic minor, three notes per string, shred licks, shred rock, muted alternate picking, tapping, scale runs, fast lines, pentatonic shred, scale sequences, Paul Gilbert
  • 12 Flashy Repeating Rock Licks

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Flashy repeating rock licks to spice up your solos!

    Tags: Steve Lukather, Neal Schon, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Guthrie Govan, Joe Bonnamassa, Steve Stevens, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Repeating Licks, D minor, D major, shred, shred licks, alternate picking, tapping,
  • 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
  • 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
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Golden Oldies

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