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Overview of the Circle of 5ths – Lesson 37

In this lesson we introduce you to the "Circle of Fifths" and explain its functions and importance.
Syn’s Tips: This is a lot to take in I know, but absorb as much of it as you can now. This overview will make a lot…
Intermediate

Introduction to Crossover Picking – Lesson 38

In this video we explain inside and outside crossover picking.
Syn’s Tips: This technique is definitely a bit of a "tongue twister" but with a little practice you will get this down easily and it will pave…
Intermediate

Introduction to Alternate Picking – Lesson 39

In this lesson we discuss the basics of alternate picking.
Syn’s Tips: I know that this can be very difficult because sometimes you are leading with Upstrokes, and sometimes you are leading with Downstrokes. Just be confident…
Intermediate

Alternate Picking Exercises 1 & 2 – Lesson 40

Alternate Picking Exercises 1 & 2 In this lesson we go over two important alternate picking exercises that will help you sync your right hand to your left.
Syn’s Tips: This stuff is gonna start getting a little difficult so try your best to not get discouraged. Play to the metronome track provided in the…
Intermediate

Alternate Picking Exercise 3 – Lesson 41

In this lesson we show you how our favorite alternate picking lick in Dm
Syn’s Tips: Again, you can apply these to any scales and arpeggios you know. The CAGED section is full of arps, pent, and major scales if you…
Intermediate

Learning The Fretboard – Lesson 42

In this lesson we show you a couple of exercises that will help you master the fretboard.
Syn’s Tips: These exercises are great to know for so many reasons. I’ll give you a couple then you guys can add some in the “comments” section…
Intermediate

Introduction to Bending Strings – Lesson 43

In this lesson we introduce you to basic string bending & vibrato.
Syn’s Tips: I’d rather listen to a player that can bend notes with great feel WAY more than a player with a lot of speed or “chops”.…
Intermediate

String Skipping Exercises – Lesson 44

In this lesson we go over basic string skipping techniques.
Syn’s Tips: Even with the few examples Papa Gates shows us, you can see how much more musical this technique makes a potentially boring scale sound!
Intermediate

Introduction to Tapping – Lesson 45

In this lesson we go over basic finger-tapping techniques.
Syn’s Tips: Now we are getting into the crazy shit!

I know that there is quite a bit of information here especially for those of…
Intermediate

Introduction to Hammer Ons & Pull Offs – Lesson 46

In this lesson we show you how to play hammer-ons and pull-offs.
Syn’s Tips: You will use this technique quite a bit in your playing. It’s the foundation of a very important technique called Legato(more on that later), as…
Intermediate
Intermediate

Overview of the Circle of 5ths – Lesson 37

In this lesson we introduce you to the "Circle of Fifths" and explain its functions and importance.
Syn’s Tips: This is a lot to take in I know, but absorb as much of it as you can now. This overview will make a lot…
Intermediate

Introduction to Crossover Picking – Lesson 38

In this video we explain inside and outside crossover picking.
Syn’s Tips: This technique is definitely a bit of a "tongue twister" but with a little practice you will get this down easily and it will pave…
Intermediate

Introduction to Alternate Picking – Lesson 39

In this lesson we discuss the basics of alternate picking.
Syn’s Tips: I know that this can be very difficult because sometimes you are leading with Upstrokes, and sometimes you are leading with Downstrokes. Just be confident…
Intermediate

Alternate Picking Exercises 1 & 2 – Lesson 40

Alternate Picking Exercises 1 & 2 In this lesson we go over two important alternate picking exercises that will help…
Syn’s Tips: This stuff is gonna start getting a little difficult so try your best to not get discouraged. Play to the metronome track provided in the…
Intermediate

Alternate Picking Exercise 3 – Lesson 41

In this lesson we show you how our favorite alternate picking lick in Dm
Syn’s Tips: Again, you can apply these to any scales and arpeggios you know. The CAGED section is full of arps, pent, and major scales if you…
Intermediate

Learning The Fretboard – Lesson 42

In this lesson we show you a couple of exercises that will help you master the fretboard.
Syn’s Tips: These exercises are great to know for so many reasons. I’ll give you a couple then you guys can add some in the “comments” section…
Intermediate

Introduction to Bending Strings – Lesson 43

In this lesson we introduce you to basic string bending & vibrato.
Syn’s Tips: I’d rather listen to a player that can bend notes with great feel WAY more than a player with a lot of speed or “chops”.…
Intermediate

String Skipping Exercises – Lesson 44

In this lesson we go over basic string skipping techniques.
Syn’s Tips: Even with the few examples Papa Gates shows us, you can see how much more musical this technique makes a potentially boring scale sound!
Intermediate

Introduction to Tapping – Lesson 45

In this lesson we go over basic finger-tapping techniques.
Syn’s Tips: Now we are getting into the crazy shit!

I know that there is quite a bit of information here especially for those of…
Intermediate

Introduction to Hammer Ons & Pull Offs – Lesson 46

In this lesson we show you how to play hammer-ons and pull-offs.
Syn’s Tips: You will use this technique quite a bit in your playing. It’s the foundation of a very important technique called Legato(more on that later), as…
In this lesson we introduce you to the "Circle of Fifths" and explain its functions and importance.
Syn’s Tips: This is a lot to take in I know, but absorb as much of it as you can now. This overview will make a lot…
In this video we explain inside and outside crossover picking.
Syn’s Tips: This technique is definitely a bit of a "tongue twister" but with a little practice you will get this down easily and it will pave…
In this lesson we discuss the basics of alternate picking.
Syn’s Tips: I know that this can be very difficult because sometimes you are leading with Upstrokes, and sometimes you are leading with Downstrokes. Just be confident…
Alternate Picking Exercises 1 & 2 In this lesson we go over two important alternate picking exercises that will help you sync your right hand to your left.
Syn’s Tips: This stuff is gonna start getting a little difficult so try your best to not get discouraged. Play to the metronome track provided in the…
In this lesson we show you how our favorite alternate picking lick in Dm
Syn’s Tips: Again, you can apply these to any scales and arpeggios you know. The CAGED section is full of arps, pent, and major scales if you…
In this lesson we show you a couple of exercises that will help you master the fretboard.
Syn’s Tips: These exercises are great to know for so many reasons. I’ll give you a couple then you guys can add some in the “comments” section…
In this lesson we introduce you to basic string bending & vibrato.
Syn’s Tips: I’d rather listen to a player that can bend notes with great feel WAY more than a player with a lot of speed or “chops”.…
In this lesson we go over basic string skipping techniques.
Syn’s Tips: Even with the few examples Papa Gates shows us, you can see how much more musical this technique makes a potentially boring scale sound!
In this lesson we go over basic finger-tapping techniques.
Syn’s Tips: Now we are getting into the crazy shit!

I know that there is quite a bit of information here especially for those of…
In this lesson we show you how to play hammer-ons and pull-offs.
Syn’s Tips: You will use this technique quite a bit in your playing. It’s the foundation of a very important technique called Legato(more on that later), as…
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