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Pinch Harmonics – How To Get Screaming Harmonics

Just Like Your Favourite Rock and metal Guitarists!



The scream of pinch harmonics is a characteristic part of modern rock and metal guitar playing!

But how can you get ’em? In this guitar lesson you’ll learn exactly how you can get sceaming harmonics from your guitar – just like you hear in the playing of Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai, Slash, George Lynch…in fact nearly every major rock guitar player heard today.



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Want to nail pinch harmonics? In this guitar lesson you’ll learn how you can master this essential tool for rock, blues or metal guitar. Discover correct technique, tips for getting them whenever you want, awesome harmonics licks you can use use in your solos and exercises to get you on the road to pinch harmonics mastery!

Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll learn in this lesson:

1:02 What are pinch harmonics? Hear what they sound like and learn how and why you might want to use them in your solos.

1:40 How you can consistently get them in your playing (so that they sound big, fat and punchy!). The technique might sound simple, but it does take a little practice to master. You’ll probably find them a bit ‘hit and miss’ to start with but by following these guidelines you’ll soon be ripping them out whenever you want.

2:40 Technical tips for effortless ‘squealers’ whenever you want them! Where you pick the string and how you’re holding the pick can make a big difference. We cover this and more in this section of the lesson.

7:12 Adding vibrato to harmonics (here’s the secret to making them sound truly awesome…). It’s when you ‘shake’ pinch harmonics that they really start to come to life. This is what gives them that lyrical ‘scream’ that we hear in the playing of guitarists like Zakk Wylde. Check him out, he’s possibly got the most aggressive pinch harmonics out of any player out there!

8:00 Bending strings with pinch harmonics (for high energy rock and metal licks which will really turn heads!) Adding a harmonic to a string bend adds a whole new sound to your ‘bending toolbox’. Check out some tips and techniques here.

9:20 Three licks for pinch harmonic practice and to use in your guitar solos. These licks are coming from the A minor pentatonic scale and give you some cool ways to integrate harmonics into your solos. Try them out over a backing track in A minor to see how you can get them to work.

12:05 How to use picking hand muting to make your harmonics stand out even more (all the legends do this simple trick…)


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Play Guitar Faster Today

with these proven speed building exercises and techniques


I’m not gonna lie to you…lots of people have said I ramble too much at the start of this lesson. It’s true! It was my first ever video and I was a little nervous! You can skip ahead if you like and get to the meat of the lesson. Either way check it out because these speed building and metronome practice techniques will massively increase your guitar playing speed if you use them. Have fun!




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Play Guitar Faster – Speeding Up Your Guitar Playing – Conquer fast guitar licks, speed up your guitar playing, improve your finger independence, fretboard hand strength, stretching and soloing ideas!

2:45 – 5 super important principles you need to know about increasing the speed of your guitar playing and how to practice building your speed. Starting slow, using a metronome, working on problem areas, making up your own guitar  exercises and licks and more. Doing all of this will hep you to play guitar faster.

7:20  – 3 step action plan for building your speed and learning to play any lick or exercise faster. Use this in your practice routine and you’ll see great progress! You’ll probably see an increase in your playing speed in just a couple of minutes.  Find your cruising speed – this is the speed at which you can comfortably loop the lick or exercise around. Then bump up the metronome speed and practice playing the lick once at this speed. Then play it twice, and when you’re ready play it 3 times. When you’ve got it try looping it round and round at the new speed. A good target speed for sextuplet licks is 120 bpm (beats per minute) on your metronome.

8:19 The minor pentatonic scale shape and Lick 1. This is in the style of Randy Rhoads, but it’s a very commonly played lick. It’s straightforward and easy to slip into your playing. Here you’ll see a demonstration of how to use the metronome to effectively increase your playing speed.

14:58 How to make sure your playing is totally in time. This is a super important guitar tip so check it out!

15:25 Lick 2 is a blues rock lick in the style of Slash, Zakk Wylde and many other great guitarists. How to use the metronome and 3 step action plan to increase the speed of this lick.

18:10 – Lick 3 is a great left hand hammer on and pull off exercise in the style of guitar players like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads and most other modern rock guitar legends. The A minor lick is in 16th notes and will help you improve your finger independence, fretting hand stretching ability, and  little finger strength and accuracy. Then see how to break it up into chunks, work on each section with the metronome to build your speed, before putting it back together to get a great guitar workout. A great target speed for 16th note type licksis 160 bpm on your metronome. Give it a shot!

25:20 – Lick 4 is a great speed guitar lick using the A blues scale. It’s an awesome left hand hammer on and pull off exercise which will work great in a guitar solo. Break it up into chunks and perfect each part of the lick before adding them together for a left hand blues scale shredfest!

28:20 – How to integrate licks and exercises into your playing so you can use what you learn from your practice time.


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Power Up Your Alternate Picking Chops

with this picking masterclass & workout


How cool would it be to be able to play fast phrases in your solos? It would be fantastic! Right?
Well, in this lesson I’ll show you how to power up your alternate picking technique with some simple exercises.


  • How to position your picking hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder (super important for flowing, tension free picking)
  • How to develop accuracy and control in your picking
  • Tips for ‘synching up’ your picking hand and your fretting hand for flawless playing
  • A great exercise to help you to power up your picking (and reach those top speeds!)

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson and Workout

0:14 Hear me demonstrate the alternate picking workout I’m going to teach you in this guitar lesson. It looks complicated but is super quick and easy to learn and will help you develop your picking technique and speed up your guitar playing!

1:15 Super important principles you need to know about alternate picking! Your picking hand, elbow, wrist and arm need to be relaxed and free from tension. This will fight you and lead to poor tone, rhythm and control. Also use just the tip of the plectrum or pick. Keep your picking hand very close to the guitar strings and develop the ability to pick with small, controlled and even up and down picks. This might not happen instantly – but regular picking practice on your guitar WILL pay off!

2:22 Many people focus exclusively on their picking hand when working out on their alternate picking but remember your fretboard hand has to be able to keep up! Keep your fingers near to the finger board and the guitar strings so their isn’t lots of extra movement. This will slow down your picking and affect your picking fluency.

3:40 Alternate picking exercise and workout. I’ll take you through it in stages as the exercise can basically be broken into 3 parts. It’s very chromatic in nature and not particularly musical sounding but it will help you develop good alternate picking.

3:56 Here you learn the first part of the picking workout. Make sure you’re following the strict alternate picking pattern of continuous down and up picks! This pattern uses all 4 fingers of your fretting hand too and will help you with your finger independence and fretboard accuracy.

6:26 Here you learn the second phrase in the alternate picking workout. Simlar to the first phrase but on the B string and top E string.

8:07 I’ll demonstrate the first 2 phrases put together here at a moderate tempo.

8:45 Here’s the final part of the alternate picking exercise. It’s all on the high E string and ascends and descends the string chromatically.

10:30 Summary of important points for your fretting hand and picking hand. The benefits of being able to use all 4 fretboard fingers.

11:08 Hear the whole picking workout played at a slow to moderate tempo.

12:13  Action plan for building your picking speed and making your picking rhythmic. This methods works for learning to play any lick or exercise faster. Use this in your practice routine and you’ll see great progress! You’ll probably see an increase in your playing speed in just a couple of minutes. To start with break up the picking exercise into each of the 3 phrases it uses. Find your cruising speed – this is the speed at which you can comfortably loop the lick or exercise around. Play the first part of the exercise once at this speed. Then play it twice, and when you’re ready play it 3 times. When you’ve got it try looping it round and round at this speed. Gradually increase the speed of your metronome ove your practice sessions. A good target speed for sixteenth notes 160 bpm (beats per minute) on your metronome.

15:06 How to make sure your playing is totally in time. This is a super important guitar tip so check it out!

16:00 Summary of how to practice the workout to boost your alternate picking.


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Get Your Fingerstyle Up and Running Fast

with this ‘fingerstyle essentials’ masterclass




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Learn correct fingerstyle hand position, which fingers to use for fingerpicking plus tips and hacks which will get you fingerpicking straight away. I’ll also teach you two short fingerstyle pieces using simple chord shapes which you can use to build fingerstyle technique and fingerpicking mastery!

Fingerpicking is a really cool and useful guitar technique which most great guitar players use sometimes- even if they’re not really known as acoustic guitar or fingerstyle guitarists. It’s a great way to add colour and texture to a song and just has a different sound and attack to playing with a pick or strumming.

1:58 Basic fingerstyle technique involves using the fingers on your right hand (if you play right handed) to pick or pluck the strings on the guitar. Normally the thumb will pick any notes on the low E,A or D string. The 1st or index finger plays the G string, the 2nd or middle finger plays the B string and the 3rd or ring finger plays the high E string.

3:05 It is really important to be consistent in your fingerpicking technique. Use the method above all the time to start with and check you are not deviating from it – at least for now. Being consistent will pay off. You’ll make less mistakes, it will be easier and your fingerpicking will progress much faster  than if you are not consistent in your approach.

3:55 Follow these fingerpicking guidelines to avoid slowing down your progress.

4:15 Correct picking hand position for finger picking guitar. Keep your hand close to the strings with your thumb pointing along the length of the string. Each finger should sit right by the string it is going to be picking. Check your hand is not too far away from the strings – this will hold you up!

5:20 Guidelines for finger picking action. Don’t let your fingers snatch at the strings. Just pluck them with a firm but smooth and controlled movement

5:55 Make sure your finger picking is rhythmic, in time and with an even attack across all the strings. This is essential for developing a controlled and musical fingerstyle technique.

8:14 Here’s the first finger picking study demonstrated for you. This is an easy piece to start finger picking with. It uses  3 fingerpicking patterns and a G chord, Cadd9 chord, a D chord and an Em7 chord.

10:15 How to play G, Cadd9, D and Em7 chord shapes used.

12:40 Learning the picking patterns used on the G, C, D and Em7chord shapes and connecting up the sections of the fingerpicking piece.

18:09 Demonstration of the whole finger picking practice piece.

19:34 Awesome practice tip for improving new finger picking patterns and getting them nailed! This practice technique really works.

21:04 More advanced patterns you can use on G, Caddy9, D and Em7 chords. Put these together to play the more advanced fingerpicking example piece.

25:58 Demonstration of the more advanced example piece and tips for better fingerstyle playing and performance.

26:58 Recap on lesson and fingerstyle technique.


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Nail Any Guitar Scale Shapes In Record Time

with this simple,scale practice hack!




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Fed up with spending hours playing scales up and down the guitar neck and still your scales let you down when you play a guitar solo or try to make up your own guitar licks?

Well in this video I’ll show you 3 super powerful exercises you can use to turbocharge your scale knowledge and boost your guitar playing and improvisation. They’re super easy to do and really work – whatever level of guitar player you are. So grab your guitar and get started!

0:30 This video will show you 3 powerful exercises for learning, remembering and using guitar scale shapes. These involve practising them in a way that relates to how you actually use them.

0:38 It is ESSENTIAL that any time you learn guitar scale shapes you learn which note in the pattern is the ROOT NOTE. This simple thing is the key to unlocking the guitar fingerboard, moving scales around to other keys and being able to solo confidently and fluently on your guitar. So…ROOT NOTE..LEARN IT!

1:40 These exercises are demonstrated on the A minor pentatonic scale shape at the 5th fret (but it works on all guitar scale shapes). Watch this video to see a recap on the shape.

2:56 Need a lesson on this scale shape? Click the box in the video or click here:

3:07 Here’s how most guitar players practice their scale shapes. They just play them up and down the guitar neck over and over.

3:29 This approach falls short because it doesn’t relate to the way you’re going to use the scale when you’re using it to make music. When you solo you are not going to just play up and down the scale shape, and if you do it probably won’t sound that good!

4:19 Scale exercise 1 focuses on being able to see the scale shape clearly on the guitar fingerboard. To do this tap out the pattern on the neck with your picking hand. This will help you learn the pattern without your left hand fumbling around trying to remember the notes.

4:47 Scale Exercise 2 is all about starting the scale shape in different places. Often we always practice the scale starting on the same note. Then when we’re playing a guitar solo and start on a different note we get lost easily! So practice playing the scale shape from any starting note.

6:04 Exercise 3 is the Random Note Scale Exercise. This is super powerful so practice it lots! Practice playing the notes in the scale in a totally random order. This breaks down the scale pattern so that you really get to know where the notes are instead of just memorising a pattern.

8:25 Here I demonstrate the scale exercise one more time on guitar. Take it slow and check you can see the notes. Don’t guess them whatever you do!

9:00 Let’s recap on the three guitar scale exercises you learned in this guitar lesson.


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Are You Wasting Your Practice Time?

3 Simple Guitar Practice Tips for Powerful Practice!


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Guitar Practice Tips – How To Practice Guitar
Guitar practice: do you do it the right way or are you wasting your guitar practice time? Maybe your guitar practice could be fine tuned to really get you where you want to be as a guitarist?

This video will give you 3 powerful guitar practice tips to help you get the most out of your practice time.

How should you practice guitar? Here’s a breakdown of what I share  in this video:

0:20 How should you practice guitar? I’m asked this a lot, so in this short video I’ll give you 3 powerful practice tips to help you focus and fine tune your practice routine. I’ll also share a powerful bonus practice tip which holds up a lot of guitar players.

0:37 Like any serious guitar player I’ve done hours and hours of practice. But I’ve also wasted a lot of my practice time practicing badly or practicing the wrong things. It’s not just about how much you practice your guitar: it’s also about how smart you practice! Using these guitar practice tips will help you think about what you want to achieve in your practice, and make your practice time really count.

1:20 Guitar Practice Tip 1- What’s Your Goal?
Imagine you’re the guitar player of your dreams. What are the core elements of your guitar style? What would you play, how would you play, what would you sound like? Getting a clear answer to this question is important because it give you vital clues about what to work on in your practice time and routine.

1:57 Guitar Practice Tip 2 – Prioritize
Now you have a clearer idea of what to practice, make these things the prioity in your guitar practice routine. It’s ok to introduce other things into your routine to keep things interesting but don’t get too dragged off course by them! It’s easy to get distracted and hop from one thing to the next, making your guitar practice time less focused and less productive.

2:53 Guitar Practice Tip 3 – Practice Using What You Practice

Don’t just practice doing, practice using! I’ve found this is essential if you are going to remember and be able to use the new things you practice in your playing style effectively. Use backing tracks, drum loops, band practice, open mic nights – anything you can think of to practice using what you are learning in a musical situation.

3:47 Guitar practice tip summary.

4:02 Bonus Practice Tip – Avoid Overload!
Everywhere you look there are guitar players telling you to ‘learn this’, ‘learn that’, ‘learn the other.’ The result? Information overload and lack of focus! Just because someone tells you that you need to be able to do something, it might not fit with your goals and could just be a distraction from what you really need to work on.

Also avoid trying to practice too much in your guitar practice routine. This is an easy mistake to make. Remember to prioritize the most important things which will get YOU where YOU want to be as a guitarist.


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