The Real Alternate Picking ‘Secrets’

You’ve probably heard about alternate picking before. You might even be doing it most of the time you play guitar…but are you doing it properly? I mean, you can only play as fast– or as accurately– as you can pick. So, it makes sense to make your picking motion as … Continue reading

The Two Handed Tapping Technique

This week’s lesson is on two handed tapping, which is used by guitarists such as: Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen), Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne), Marty Friedman (Megadeth) or Steve Hackett (Genesis). This technique can sound very impressive and fast when done correctly but really it’s nowhere near as difficult as … Continue reading

What is Anchoring, and Why is it Bad?

This is one of those subjects that you’re either highly knowledgeable in, or have no idea about. I would have put myself in the latter category until recently and although my own picking technique was good I noticed this problem occurring in the technique of others quite frequently. So I … Continue reading