Alternate Picking Exercises – Ultimate Workout Part 3

6 August 2012 by , No Comments

Alternate Picking Exercises Part 3 Welcome to the last part of the Alternate Picking Exercises series.  If you haven’t read part 1 and part 2, I highly recommend you do that first. In this last part, we’re going to work on more difficult picking patterns and runs.  The goal here is not to play at high [...]

Alternate Picking Exercises – Ultimate Workout Part 2

26 July 2012 by , No Comments

Alternate Picking Exercises Part 2 Welcome to part 2 of alternate picking exercises.  If you stumbled upon this page, I strongly recommend  to read part 1 first.  Since this series is beneficial to all guitar skill levels, even if you are advanced, go back and read part 1 here: Alternate picking exercises – Ultimate Workout Part 1 In part [...]

Alternate Picking Exercises – Ultimate Workout Part 1

24 July 2012 by , No Comments

Alternate picking exercises Alternate picking is probably the most popular guitar technique. Players like Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore and  Yngwie Malmsteen, to name a few, have developed it to a level where they attain blistering speeds. You too can reach this level if you have a solid practice plan along with targeted alternate picking exercises. Not long [...]

Hammer On Pull Off – Satch’s Flutter Power!

11 July 2012 by , No Comments
Joe Satriani

Hammer On Pull Off Back in January 1989, as featured in Guitar magazine, Joe Satriani wrote an article on his fluttering technique. Known as trills, these Hammer On Pull Off exercises were meant to greatly enhance your playing. And it was amazingly true. When I tried these hammer on pull off exercises I was amazed [...]

Guitar String names, order and numbers

4 July 2012 by , No Comments

Knowing the guitar string names is the basis of guitar theory and the starting point of guitar proficiency. It leads to knowing every single note on the fretboard cold, an invaluable skill that we’ll discuss a little later in this article. Every string on your guitar has a name and a number. The name is [...]