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.


Latest

  • 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, Rick Graham, E minor
    Difficulty8
  • 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
    Difficulty7
  • 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
  • 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
    Difficulty8
  • 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
    Difficulty7
  • 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,
    Difficulty7
  • 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
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Golden Oldies

  • Modal Madness pt 4 - 5 String Patterns

    by Zsolt Galambos

    This lesson contains 5 string patterns in Dmin. The picking style shown in this lesson is one of the harder picking excercises.

    Tags: scale runs, patterns, Paul Gilbert, shred, exercise, picking, staccato, D minor, standard D tuning, Buckethead, fast picking
    Difficulty8
  • Sweep Picking Lesson

    by Muris Varajic

    A basic sweep picking lesson going from the simplest two-string shapes all the way to the five-string shapes. This is an excellent lesson if you are new to sweeping and want to work your way to the top!

    Tags: sweeping, timing, two string shapes, three string shapes, four string shapes, five string shapes, A major, A minor, triads
    Difficulty5
  • 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
  • Sweeping Basics

    by David Wallimann

    The secret of sweeping is to synchronize your right hand with your left hand. What you need to do is to place a finger of your left hand on the desired note at the same time than you are playing that note with your pick. As you do so, the next note needs to be placed on the adjacent string in the same direction as your pick is going.

    Tags: sweeps, sweep picking, speed, D Major, Arpeggios, minor arpeggio, major arpeggio, shred, economy, Yngwie Malmsteen, Frank Gambale
    Difficulty4
  • 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
  • Running Around

    by Ben Higgins

    A lesson featuring runs, from low to high and high to low.

    Tags: runs, picking, legato, shred, alternate picking, fast playing, speed picking, G minor, Paul Gilbert, scale sequences, patterns, building speed, workout, training
    Difficulty6
  • 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
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