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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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Introduction to Hammerons and Pulloffs Pt.2

Technique: Legato Difficulty: Beginner Lesson Name: Hammerons Pulloffs Pt.2 In the previous lesson, you learned how go up and down a 2 note-per-string pentatonic scale pattern using hammerons and pulloffs. In this lesson, you will learn how to use the … Continue reading

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Introduction to Hammer-ons and Pull-offs Pt.1

Technique: Legato Difficulty: Beginner Lesson #2: Hammerons Pulloffs Hammerons and Pulloffs are a way of going from one note to the next without having to pick the landing note. This musical term for this technique is legato. Hammerons can be … Continue reading

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