All posts in "Technique"

Are You Ready To Play Guitar Solos Live? Find Out Now

October 20, 2016

  So, you’ve practiced playing in your bedroom or garage forever and you think you’re ready to impress the ladies and fellow shredders but are you? What if you get on stage and totally F-up your big solo? You’ll look like a noob that just tanked his chances at stardom. Fear not! The truth is, […]


How To Master Alternate Picking (kinda)

June 30, 2016

Mastering alternate picking involves work. You’ll need to practice several different exercises and put time in. I designed this lick using the G Major scale so that while you work on your alternate picking you’ll also learn a new position for the scale. Once you master the exercise in the 12 position move it around […]


Yngwie Malmsteen Style Diminished Licks (with TAB)

May 26, 2016

In this video you will learn 3 very cool diminished licks/patterns that you can use anywhere on the neck in any key. The patterns were made famous by Yngwie Malmsteen. Download the TAB:


How To Master Sweep Picking (Yngwie Malmsteen Style)

May 12, 2016

The sweep picking technique is a smooth motion of picking all down strokes as you pick up the notes of a chord and then all up strokes as you descend on the chord. It was made famous by Yngwie Malmsteen. Some have said it was given the name by Frank Gambale. Regardless, it is a great technique and exercise […]


How To Tap Like Steve Vai – Shy Boy Style (with TAB)

April 28, 2016

Guitar tapping is a technique where you tap on a fret to sound a note using your picking hand. Eddie Van Halen will hold his pick in his mouth or 2nd finger and tap with his index finger (pointer finger). I have always tapped like Steve Vai by hold my pick normally and tapping with my middle finger. […]


Jeff Beck Slide Lick (as heard on Blow by Blow)

April 15, 2016

Jeff Beck has influenced tons of famous and not so famous guitarists. If you study Beck’s techniques and licks you’ll begin hearing his influence all over the guitar community. One technique that I thought was really cool was how he slides on the same string in different directions. You can hear this technique on his […]


How to Play Guitar Pinch Harmonics

March 30, 2016

A pinch harmonic (or pick harmonic, squealy harmonic or squelch harmonic – call it what you want!) is a guitar technique that literally makes your guitar scream. In my opinion it’s one of the coolest techniques you can incorporate into your playing. It’s a very cool expression technique. To generate a pinch harmonic you strike the string […]