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Guitar Riffs or Pick Exercises   Hey everyone, this week we tackle some really neat intros to songs.  These riffs not only sound great, but they are great exercises to master alternate picking.  Let’s get started. Figure 1 is from the amazing Rush song “Spirit of The Radio.” In this riff we have a combination[…]

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How To Hold A Guitar Pick & MORE! Today I am discussing how to hold a guitar pick, as well as where does the fret hand thumb belong when playing guitar. So like anything, holding a pick is subjective but I have watched a great many players and have noticed a definite similarity between many[…]

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5 Iconic Rock Guitar Riffs Lesson Hey everyone, today I am taking it in a lighter direction and will be teaching you 5 iconic guitar riffs that every guitarist ought to learn and be able to play.  Tabulature and video lesson are below explanation. First up is “Sweet Child Of Mine” by Guns & Roses.[…]

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10 Hacks To Play Like Yngwie Thanks for joining me, this time we are talking all things Yngwie Malmsteen! Below you will find 19 musical examples, explanations on Yngwie’s technique, theory etc. and a video that demonstrates each example.   I have been thinking about doing a video on Yngwie for a long time now[…]

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Hey everyone, welcome back! Tab and video component to this lesson are below. In this lesson I attempt to demystify making the jump from knowing an arpeggio to actually using it. I find the best way to actually achieve this is to take licks you are already familiar with and then insert these arpeggios into[…]

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Hey everyone, thanks for checking in. Today I am going to discuss why seemingly minor scales work over major chords, and show you 3 licks that blur the lines between major and minor. Let’s jump right in. Ever notice how the minor pentatonic scale seems to work over a major chord of the same name?[…]

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Easiest Guitar Riffs Ever! Hey everyone, I figured we would go easy on you this week with some simple, one finger easy guitar riffs. The tab and a lesson video are below. The takeaway from playing these riffs is that they should all be counted verbally in order to play them properly.  Once you can[…]

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