Developing your playing and perfecting techniques, this can be thought of as a catch-all category for more focused, skill-based lessons.
While the rhythm guitarist focuses on song structure and accompaniment, lead guitar playing focuses on melody lines, solos, and improvisation.
Regardless of genre, improving your technical precision is a large component of mastering the guitar, and can lead to new creative options.
Focus: Brad Henecke offers exercises and technique discussions to develop your playing, including lessons for economy, alternate, and sweep picking.12 Lessons Series Details
Focus: This exercise-heavy series serves to improve your playing dexterity, coordination, synchronization of your left and right hand, and speed building in the techniques of alternate picking, sweep picking, and legato.9 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Focus: This lesson series will focus on ways to improve warm up routines. Here there will be lots of opportunity to develop new ideas to warming up correctly.1 Lessons Series Details
Focus: Allen "Robot" Van Wert teaches his approach to developing technique necessary for fast playing.11 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Every guitarist gets a point where they wish to add their own touch to their play. Tips and tricks including hammer ons, pull offs, rakes and harmonics.
Focus: David Anthony thoroughly explores harmonics on the guitar. He begins the series with an explanation of the acoustic properties surrounding harmonic production. David explains how to add natural, tap, slapped, and harp harmonics to your original compositions.11 Lessons Series Details
Focus: Brendan Burns covers tips for rapid chord changing and economy of motion.11 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Focus: Nick Kellie demonstrates cool ways to enhance your playing.7 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Focus: Learn the notes of a guitar neck in 6 weeks.6 Lessons Series Details
Focus: In his Bag of Tricks series, Jim provides lessons for frequently asked questions as well as general tips and tricks of the trade.3 Lessons Series Details
Focus: Peter Einhorn takes a look at chord harmonization in this lesson series. Instead of the more traditional method of harmonizing the bass notes, he teaches a reverse method to harmonizing the melody.10 Lessons Series Details
Focus: Justin Roth, acclaimed indie songwriter and guitarist, delves deep into the world of the capo. He explains not only how a standard capo can be used, but also partial and drop tuning capos.3 Lessons Series Details
In order to understand the theory necessary to progress as a player, a basic understanding of how to read music and how to read rhythms is necessary.
Focus: Matt brings all of his years of education right to you with this fantastic series on how to read music. You will start with the very basics and work up to some very advanced concepts.52 Lessons Series Details
Singing along with the guitar is a time honored tradition that can add depth to your playing. This skill is particularly prevalent to rhtyhm guitarists.
Focus: This series is all about guitar performance and the skills you need to do so. This series will cover basic vocal skills, singing and playing, equipment needed for living playing and other crucial skills.21 Lessons Series Details
Focus: Singing and playing the guitar together can add another dimension to your ability as a musician and guitarist. Steve Eulberg gets you well on your way to being able to sing and play guitar at the same time. He starts with easy one chord songs and moves on from there.10 Lessons Series Details
This lesson series will cover technique and theory regarding songwriting. The process of creating songs varies greatly from person to person so we will try to cover as many methods and ideas as possible.
This series will cover all things music theory as well as key techniques for improvising and how to respond to "in the moment" situations.
Focus: Steve presents an information packed lesson series that will break down the basics of music theory. From the language to notation, all things music will be taught right here.25 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Focus: Nick Kellie teaches the CAGED system and theory of modes based around this system of learning.48 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Focus: David Wallimann will cover all of the topics necessary master the art of improvisation. He will cover theory, including intervals, scales and modes as well as techniques to improve ones improvisation.13 Lessons Series Details
Focus: In his Theory and Improvisation series, Brendan Burns looks at triads, chord voicings and usage across the circle of fifths.24 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Focus: Brendan Burns talks about the circle of fifths, intervals and more to help you in your playing.17 Lessons Series Details
The 12 string guitar has a very full, unique and beautiful sound. For those who wish to learn the techniques needed to play the 12 string guitar, this series is a must.
Learn the ins and outs of rhythm playing from the JamPlay instructors!
Focus: Focusing on different forms of picking and playing can steal your chops away from your rhythm playing. Brendan Burns offers up a 6 week coarse on rebuilding your rhythm chops that focuses on training necessary muscle groups and getting back into tempo.15 Lessons Series Details
Focus: Chris takes his 6 week series technique into an Expanding your Rhythm Playing session. Here you will learn how to dive into different ways of creating new forms of the chords you currently know. Chris will also demonstrate the theory behind why these new forms can be created.6 Lessons Series Details
Learn how to identify chords, their quality and interval distances in this ear training lesson set.
Focus: Matt Brown provides instruction and exercise to facilitate ear training.5 Lessons Series Details
Focus: Bryan Beller of the Aristocrats, Dethklok, and Steve Vai takes you inside his six step method to learning any song by ear. This series is specifically aimed at bass players who want to get out there and play with others.26 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Learn the basics to creating a personal home studio.
Taking good care of your instrument is very important. This series will cover basic care, maintenance and mods.
Focus: Steve McKinley, a knowledgeable player who specializes in guitar, bass and pedal modification, creates a series that will make modifying your gear look like child's play.12 Lessons Series Details