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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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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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Two Note-Per-String Seventh Chord Arpeggios Pt. 1

Technique: Alternate/Economy Picking Difficulty: Intermediate Lesson Name: Two Note-Per-String Seventh Chord Arpeggios Pt. 1 Seventh chords are made up of four notes. In this lesson, we will explore one of my favorite ways of playing an A Minor Seventh chord … 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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Introduction to Tapping Pt.2

Technique: Tapping Difficulty: Intermediate Lesson Name: Introduction to Tapping Pt.2 In Part 1 you learned the techniques involved in tapping and learned how to do 1-hand and 2-hand tapping. In this lesson, we will explore further into the use of … Continue reading

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