Category: Exercises

Hybrid Picking Basics 2
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In this lesson we will be applying a simple hybrid picking technique to a common blues turnaround in the key of G

Hybrid Picking Basics
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Hybrid picking is the technique of using both your fingers and a pick to play the strings.  It is used for several reasons including efficiency, tone, and style.  Hybrid picking is used in nearly every genre and a great technique that will expand your playing capabilities. In this lesson we will start with a basic exercise using the pick and second finger.

Introducing the Metronome
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This lesson will show you a free online metronome and how to use it in your practice routine.

Finger Exercises
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This lesson introduces several finger exercises to help improve, finger independence, muscle memory, and finger dexterity. Don’t get discouraged if you can’t get this one right away! It is meant to be tough.

Chord Exercises
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This lesson will give you a couple exercises that will help you with chord fingerings.

Major Scale in Thirds
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In this lesson you will learn how to play the major scale in 3rds. This is a great exercise to help with fingering and right hand picking.

Building Chops
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In this lesson we will work on building your pentatonic minor chops with a few exercises.

Blues Scale Chops
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In this lesson we will apply the blues scale to a couple chop building exercises.

The Bends
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This lesson will cover an exercise that helps improve your bending techniques. The exercise uses the Pentatonic Minor scale as a base.

Killer Scale and Arpeggio Exercise
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In this lesson we will learn a scale/arpeggio combo exercise that will be a great finger and picking exercise.

Pentatonic Major Chops Exercise
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In this lesson we will learn a few exercises that will help build your chops and get more familiar with the Pentatonic Major Scale.

Dorian Mode Chops Exercises
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In this lesson we will learn a few exercises to build your chops and overall familiarity with the Dorian mode.

Locrian Mode Chops Exercises
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In this lesson we will learn and practice a few Locrian Mode exercises.

Lydian Mode Chops Exercises
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In this lesson we will learn two exercises to get familiar with the Lydian fingering.

Phrygian Mode Chops Exercises
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In this lesson we will learn two exercises to get familiar with the Phrygian fingering.

Single String Harmonizing
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In this lesson we will learn how to build triad chords of the major scale on one string.

Daily Scale and Mode Workout
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In this lesson we will discuss how to practice your scales and modes on a daily basis

Combining Legato and Pedal Tones
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In this lesson we will learn a few ways to incorporate both legato and pedal tone techniques into a few licks and exercises.

Pedal Tones
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In this lesson we will learn about pedal tones and present a few examples.

Legato in C Dorian
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In this lesson we will cover Legato exercise in C Dorian.

Legato Exercises
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In this lesson we will learn about Legato and several legato finger exercises. Legato indicates that musical notes are played smoothly and connected. The player transitions from note to note with no intervening silence.

Right Hand Exercise
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In this lesson we will cover an exercise that works on the picking skills of the right hand. Great for all players, especially those that want to work on speed and accuracy.

Left Hand Exercise
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In this lesson we will cover an exercise that works on the strength, dexterity, and independence of the left hand or fret hand.

Left And Right Hand Sync
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In this lesson we will cover an exercise that combines both the right and left hand

Joe Bonamassa Style Descending Pentatonic Licks
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In this lesson we will study a descending pentatonic run in the style of Blues master Joe Bonamassa.

String Skipping Exercise
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In this lesson we will be learning a string skipping exercise to add to your daily practice routine.  The focus is working on the pick hand and the ability to cleanly skip strings.  It also helps with alternating picking and learning the major chord arpeggio.

5 Pentatonic Shapes Exercise
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In this lesson we will be learning a great exercise to get more familiar with the pentatonic shapes across the entire fretboard.