Lesson in hybrid picking over a boogie blues progression. This lesson contains almost all you should know about hybrid picking (using the pick, M (third) and A (fourth) finger of the right hand).
The legendary piece written for the motion picture 'Crossroads' (1986).
This interpretation is done by ear and the tablature from the 'Steve Vai - Selections from The Elusive Light & Sound Volume 1' songbook.
All the positions used are original as used by Steve Vai.
Learn to play advanced sweep picking in triad and 7th chord arpeggios, combining left and right hand tapping and extensions.
In this amazing piece written by my friend Muris Varajic, you will learn how to play lightning fast using speed (economy) picking, alternate picking and hybrid picking.
This is the lesson covering my song called An Old Modern Time from my solo album Let It Out, released in 2006. It's a cool Neoclassic kind a piece with lot of alternate picking, string skipping, sweeping, few legato licks etc.
Get your pentatonic licks up to speed with these extended shapes, in the style of Paul Gilbert.
This lesson is focused on soloing over a chromatic chord progression. You will learn Pentatonic, Dorian and Chromatic licks, sweeping triads, bending with tapping and much more. Check it out!
Great alternate picking and sweep picking exercise written in 3/4 time signature. Wether you are begginer or advanced player you will be challenged with this one!
This song, like many other Gilbert’s songs, incorporates some of the exercises and licks that Gilbert usually uses in his style.
This etude is designed to help you develop your alternate picking and strengthen both hands with correct fingering while maintaining perfect coordination.
This lessons shows you how to make your solos more interesting by using chromatic notes and sidestepping in order to create tension and release. Players using these concepts include Greg Howe and Guthrie Govan.
This lesson focuses on combining advanced techniques for solos. You'll learn to use legato, sweeping , tapping, picking, string skipping, bending, vibrato and tremolo arm.
Learn to play more efficiently with economy picking for a smoother sound and faster technique!
This is a little introduction to two handed tapping (both hands over fretboard).
The purpose of this lesson is to teach you how to practice and apply three note arpeggios and their inversions. Three note arpeggios we call the extraction of the notes of a 3-note chord.
Hi! In this lesson we’ll be dissecting the winning entry of the 1st Live4Guitar competition and we’ll go through various phrasing ideas, as well as approaches to improvising and lead playing, in detail.
This is my 8-finger tapping version of Muris Varajic's Mojo Oro. The lesson also features a full introduction with exercises for the 8-finger tapping technique.
In this lesson we will take a look at dynamics and tone - one of the most important aspects of playing and music in general. Great dynamic control is what makes your playing sound like it means something and it is one of the key things that separates the average players from the “pros”.
This lesson is based on one of my instrumental songs, called "They Came from the North". The song contains a mixture of interesting and modern-sounding melodic lines and phrases and quite a few cool shredding parts.
This time we have neoclassical influenced lesson involving lot of shredding and alternate picking.
Progressive solo demonstrating how to sustain interest over a changes in keys and riffs.
Welcome to this lesson using a lot of different techniques in rock guitar, such as, tapping, arpeggios, string skipping, and different combinations of them.
5 killer pentatonic licks with tabs, guitar pro files, 3 different speed backing tracks, licks in separate videos (normal and slow). Inspired by guitarists such as Guthrie Govan, Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen...
This song was my entry for Guitar Idol III. It involves some of my favourite rock techniques and licks, and it will improve your alternate picking, tapping, and string skipping, as well as develop stamina in your right hand, thanks to the prolonged wide stretches.
This is a simplified version of my tune "Silver Gate". It is a real challenge to all intermediate guitarists, and great review for every advanced player. The key of this tune is accuracy in left hand slides and right hand sweep picking.
This 6 string intermediate lesson is "Metal meets Funk" blend. It is a great value because there is a big assortment of techniques condensed in 1 minute. This is a great opportunity for intermediate players to advance to the next level. Rock Hard ;-)
This short solo is a bit of a challenge due to the multiple techniques required and rapid switching between them. It begins in the key of E but changes for a short time to A and then D. It's not blazingly fast throughout but it's fast enough to expose weaknesses in your playing.
An intermediate and advanced example of how to create a cascading and melodic sequence of arpeggios tied together to compliment a chord progression. This lesson will also cover using diminished scale arpeggios to melodically enhance chromatic chord changes. These examples are heavily inspired by Jeff Loomis and Paul Gilbert.
Improvisation using E and A mixolydian scale
This lesson features one of my own Fusion style songs. It is a good workout for both rhythm and lead playing and features several different techniques such as hybrid picking and legato.
Hallo shredders. Are you up for some "arpeggio challenge" ? Check out this beginner/intermediate level chop booster. Wanna play faster? Here's your chance ;-)
This solo lesson will teach you note per note the lead section for Public Alchemy's song Clouds. At the end of your study you will have a stronger legato and bending technique. Let's get started!
Starts of as a jazzed up boogie then wanders off through some chord changes
In the style of Satch Boogie (!) blues rock shred with lots of great licks
Concepts in the lydian mode : bending, tapping, arps, harmonics
This is a short lesson introducing the concept of pitch axis. It features a melody and short solo in the style of Joe Satriani.
'Skippy' is a short original piece that covers the technique most notably fashioned by Paul Gilbert; string skipping. Highlighting the major, minor and diminished shapes whilst incorporating hybrid picking to provide an easier route to achieving high speed and fluency.
"Goodbye" covers a 20 bar solo over a punk/rock progression. The first aim of demonstration is some simple, yet effective pentatonic ideas and extra note choice. Another highlight is how to build your solo through "gears", building up to the fast flashy stuff, which is essential for a coherent & interesting structure