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Nick Greathouse was born on December 11th, 1980 in Canton, Ohio. He was exposed to many different musical styles from a very young age. Growing up in the "MTV generation" some of his earliest memories involve watching Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, and Guns n' Roses with his brother and cousin. His mother played piano, sang and filled the house with the sounds of singer-songwriters Cat Stevens, Jackson Browne and Elton John and his father was always listening to country music along with classic rockers Tom Petty and Bob Seger. He never had to look far to hear great music. (More)
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  • Meet Nick Greathouse

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Nick's Contributions to JamPlay.com

Nick Greathouse has 28 videos at JamPlay, with 9 intermediate lessons, 4 song lessons and 15 Lick & Riff Library entries. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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Speed and Technique

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.

Lesson 1

Alternate Picking Part...

Nick starts his series with Alternate Picking part 1. Improve your timing, speed, and...

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Lesson 2

Legato Playing Part...

Nick lays down the building blocks for legato playing. Strengthen and improve your left...

Length: 12:53
Lesson 3

Sweep Picking and Arpeggios...

Nick lays down the building blocks for sweep picking. Precision and relaxation are crucial...

Length: 21:27
Lesson 4

Alternate Picking -...

Alternate Picking Part 2 will build up your technique by adding a second string.

Length: 21:23
Lesson 5

Legato Playing - Part...

Nick takes Legato playing a step further with more advanced examples such as full scale...

Length: 33:43
Lesson 6

Sweep Picking and Arpeggios...

Nick teaches you some new sweep picking licks and demonstrates how to connect arpeggios...

Length: 24:48
Lesson 7

Alternate Picking Part...

Nick covers 5 practice sequences in the key of A major that will beef up your alternate...

Length: 36:18
Lesson 8

Sweep Picking part 3

Nick teaches the basics of sweep picking with exercises that have helped him.

Length: 22:18
Lesson 9

Pentatonic Sequences...

Nick teaches exercises and techniques for the B Minor Pentatonic scale.

Length: 21:10