Monthly Archives: July 2012

Yngwie Malmsteen Harmonic Minor Run

Technique: Alternate Picking Difficulty: Intermediate Lesson Name: Yngwie Malmsteen Harmonic Minor Run Yngwie Malmsteen is widely considered to be the founder of neoclassical shred guitar. He is known for both his superb compositional abilities as well as his superior technique … Continue reading

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Paul Gilbert String Skipping Sequence #1

Technique: String Skipping Difficulty: Intermediate Lesson Name: Paul Gilbert String Skipping Sequence String-skipping is exactly what it sounds like- the act of jumping, or ”skipping” over string(s); from one note on one string to another on a nonconsecutive string. This … Continue reading

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Two Note-Per-String Seventh Chord Arpeggios Pt. 3

Technique: Alternate Picking Difficulty: Intermediate Lesson Name: Two Note-Per-String Seventh Chord Arpeggios Pt. 3 Seventh chords are made up of four notes. In this lesson, we will explore one of my favorite ways of playing a Diminished Seventh chord while … Continue reading

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Triplet Alternate Picking Exercise

Technique: Alternate Picking Difficulty: Intermediate Lesson Name: Triplet Alternate Picking Exercise Triplets are often the most useful way of organizing pairs of notes to reach the desired effect- whether it be speed or rhythm. Practicing triplet sixteenth notes to a … Continue reading

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Paul Gilbert Alternate Picking Licks #1 & 2

Technique: Alternate Picking Difficulty: Intermediate Lesson Name: In the style of Paul Gilbert- Alternate Picking Licks #1 & 2 For most people, the most challenging aspect of Alternate Picking is crossing over from string to string (downstroke-upstroke, or upstroke-downstroke). This … Continue reading

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Introduction to Chords Pt.2

Technique: Strumming Difficulty: Beginner Lesson Name: Introduction to Chords Pt.2 In the last lesson, you learned how to play the C Major and A Minor chords.  In this lesson, you will be taking a look at two more open position chords.  … Continue reading

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Introduction to Chords Pt.1

Technique: Strumming Difficulty: Beginner Lesson Name: Introduction to Chords Pt.1 A chord is a set of 3 or more notes played simultaneously. There are many combinations of notes and fingerings that can be used to form various kinds of chords. In … Continue reading

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