December 20, 2014

Free Lesson – Crushing Power Chords

Play extra-heavy power chords in standard tuning!
December 21, 2014
How to Increase Picking Speed – 8 Tips

A Trick I’ve Learned to Overcome Limitations

We all face challenges in our lives. These challenges fall broadly into one of two categories: 1) Challenges largely beyond our control. 2) Challenges that depend […]
January 6, 2015
Increase Picking Speed

Increase Picking Speed – 9 Tips

The Cause and Effect of Speed When you look in the sky and see a jet airplane followed by a vapor trail you could come to […]
February 25, 2015
How to Form an Adult Band

How to Form an Adult Band – 12 Tips

March 2, 2015
Sweep Picking for Beginners

“Sweep Picking Made Easy” by Dan Mumm

March 23, 2015

Songwriting for Guitarists

June 18, 2015

Sweep Picking Basics by Michael Angelo Batio

Study the fundamental techniques of sweep picking in this free lesson with tab and video from Michael Angelo Batio. The definition of an arpeggio is “a broken chord”. Instead of being played all at once, or simultaneously, the notes of the chord are played one after another, in succession. You can hear arpeggiated chords in the song “The House of the Rising Sun”. We will use the same principle, but with a “shred” approach.
October 10, 2015
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Free Lead Guitar Course – Improvising Lead Guitar by Doug Marks

The lead that is performed at the beginning of this video includes all that is taught in this program - a guitar lick, a pattern, an arpeggio, and a melody. By the end of this lesson you will learn how to play this lead and how it was composed of these parts. The backing track is included for you to play along.