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Shred Alternate Picking Technique (Guitar Lesson)


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Andy James

Shred Alternate Picking Technique

Virtuoso Andy James sheds new light on the alternate picking technique and how to practice effectively.

Taught by Andy James in Andy James Artist Series seriesLength: 16:43Difficulty: 3.0 of 5


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mario.mmario.m replied on October 4th, 2014

after months with my guitar instructor,Iim ready for a new challenge. This is was I been waiting for.

williams577williams577 replied on January 3rd, 2014

when i speed up my picking to machine gun level, my wrist tightens and tension prevents me from going faster. How do i counter this?

Tobey210Tobey210 replied on February 23rd, 2013

These lessons are truly challenging, I still go through the basics to help refine my playing here and there but good challenging licks are hard to come by!

dfrye4dfrye4 replied on February 10th, 2013

THis is the lesson I've been waiting for. More please.

mike4370mike4370 replied on February 8th, 2013

Hey Andy, awesome stuff! Nice to have you here.

mitkomitko replied on February 8th, 2013

Having Andy James on Jamplay - AWESOME

Andy James Artist Series

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Learn how to shred with the amazing guitarist Andy James.



Lesson 1

Shred Alternate Picking Technique

Virtuoso Andy James sheds new light on the alternate picking technique and how to practice effectively.

Length: 16:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

String Skipping Arpeggios

Andy shows you how to play various arpeggio examples by using the string skipping technique to allow for a cleaner sound.

Length: 8:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Hybrid Picking

Andy James shows how he uses hybrid picking and includes various examples to practice.

Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Sweeping

Andy James shows various 3 and 5 string arpeggio sweep picking examples. He covers the major, minor, and diminished shapes.

Length: 11:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Improvisation

Andy explains that he doesn't rely on theory but rather on shapes and patterns to improvise in one key. We had Andy improvise over one of the JamPlay backing tracks to illustrate his methods.

Length: 9:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Interview: Andy James

Get an in-depth look into the mind of virtuoso guitarist Andy James. Learn about Andy's early beginnings all the way up to what he is working on currently.

Length: 31:26 Difficulty: 0.5 FREE

About Andy James View Full Biography Guitarist Andy James is widely regarded as the best breakthrough guitarist in the UK with a developed fan base of his own. He has released four solo albums called Machine, In the Wake of Chaos, Kaos 7, and self titled Andy James. Andy has specialised in teaching lead techniques for Heavy Rock and Metal. He has also taught guitarists around the world through his successful range of tuition DVDs with the Guitar Community.

He is highly influenced by the likes of Andy Timmons, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert and Adam Dutkiewicz. He has full endorsement with ESP Guitars, Laney Amplification and EMG, Inc.

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