Category: Articulations

Bending Strings
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In this lesson you will be introduced to the technique of bending strings and various types of bends.

More Tricks for your Picks
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In this lesson we will cover a few more techniques you can use to spice up your playing. Slides, scratches, Octaves, and pick slides are discussed and demonstrated.

The Palm Mute
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In this lesson you will learn the technique of palm muting and how to apply it to your playing.

Hammer ons and Pull offs
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This lesson covers the techniques of hammer ons and pull offs. Several exercises and applications are demonstrated.

Bells and Whistles
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In this lesson we will cover more tricks to add to your lead playing. Trills, Double Stops and vibrato are demonstrated and discussed.

Stylizing with Slides
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In this lesson we will introduce the concept of sliding chords for flavor and texture.

Combining Hammer Ons and Pull Offs
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In this lesson we will combine hammer on’s and pull off’s to create movement within our chords.

Stylize with Pull offs
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In this lesson we will introduce the concept of playing pull offs within our open chords.

Stylize with Hammer Ons
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In this lesson we will introduce the concept of playing hammer ons within our open chords. This technique can add movement and spice to a simple chord progression.

The Whammy Bar
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This lesson is an intro to the whammy bar.

Intro to Tremolo Picking
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In this lesson we will study tremolo picking, different techniques, and a few exercises.

Pinch Harmonics
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In this lesson we will examine pinch harmonics and technique.

Harmonics
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In this lesson we will learn about harmonics. We will cover technique, application, and how to use them to tune your guitar

Trills
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In this lesson we will be learning specifically about trills and where you might apply them.  A trill is really nothing more than a rapid alternation of 2 notes causing a vibrato like effect.  On guitar this is accomplished with hammer ons and pull offs. I have also provided an exercise to work on the technique.