Practice your Octaves in unison with this simple exercise! Octaves help you become more mobile on the fretboard and aware of what you’re playing. I believe they are one of the most beneficial fretboard concepts […]
Practice your alternate picking over sixteenth notes with this exercise. Sixteenth notes are great for alternate picking because they must be played quickly and alternate picking helps you play faster! This one focuses on four […]
Improve your technique and speed by combining alternate picking and sweep picking. In the following exercise, you will combine alternate picking lines with sweep picking lines in both directions (ascending and descending). When ascending, notice […]
Practice economy and sweep picking and other concepts in this efficient speed picking exercise. This exercise is efficient because it crams all of the following into one exercise: G major scale with 3 notes per […]
Improve your fretboard knowledge with this rut-breaking ladder exercise from my upcoming book on learning the fretboard. This exercise can be applied to any sequence of notes, such as a scale, mode, or arpeggio.
Practice your hammer-ons and pull-offs mixed with some finger tapping with this exercise by Milan Trickovic. The true purpose of this exercise is to work on tapping technique and speed building by mixing it with […]
Crank up the speed with this classic hard rock speed lick in the style of many hard rock/metal guitarists. This one uses hammer-ons and pull-offs on sixteenth notes and triplets at a torrid 160bpm pace! […]
Learn to sweep pick a Gmaj6 chord cleanly with this exercise, which was written and recorded by Theo Kosmidis.
Learn to play fast and smooth with this fun legato exercise by Dave Dohearty.
Play this string bending lick for fun or to practice your bends. It was written and recorded by Charles Gervase.
This is the third of eight sets of chromatic exercises. It is a continuation of Ex-009 Fretting Combinations Chromatic Exercise Set 2. It continues to work your fretting hand, but with new combinations. This exercise […]
Use these exercises to build speed and to avoid sounding like you’re playing scales.
Practice switching strings while alternate picking with this exercise. When practicing alternate picking, most people can quickly learn the basic motions (down, up, down, etc). The hard part comes when you switch strings and skip strings. This exercise […]
This is the second of eight sets of chromatic exercises. It is a continuation of Ex-007 Fretting Hand Exercise Set. It continues to work your fretting hand, but with new combinations. This exercise set […]
This is a simple and effective exercise for developing right hand speed.
This exercise expands on the Fretting Combinations exercise. This exercise will train both your fretting hand and your picking hand by playing all the fretting combinations and all the picking combinations. The picking combinations are […]
The goal of this exercise is to improve the speed and accuracy of your alternate picking. Go slow enough to play it perfectly before increasing the speed. The following picking combination should be used: d, […]