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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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Finger-Picking Pattern #1

Technique: Finger-Picking Technique Difficulty: Beginner Lesson Name: Finger-Picking Pattern #1 This lesson will concentrate on a simple finger-picking pattern that is targeted towards beginner guitar players or players who have been playing for a while but are just getting started … Continue reading

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Octave Tapping and Double Tapping

Technique: Tapping Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced Lesson name: Octave Tapping and Double Tapping By shifting positions while tapping, you can play a sequence of notes in different octaves and extend the range of your licks. The following exercise will require the index … Continue reading

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Seventh Chord Arpeggios Pt. 2

Technique: Sweeping and Economy Picking Difficulty: Advanced Lesson Name: Seventh Chord Sweep Arpeggios Pt. 2 Seventh chords are made up of four notes. To figure out the corresponding diminished seventh chords for a specific harmonic minor scale, we take the … Continue reading

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