In this lesson, Sarah teaches how to clean up sweep picking technique. This will help those who are just starting out all the way up to advanced players. Using 3 to 6 string sweeps, she teaches how to practice using only the strumming hand. Once clean sweeping is achieved, the student learns to incorporate the fretting hand.
Taught by Sarah Longfield in Extended Range Mastery seriesLength: 6:37Difficulty: 4.0 of 5
An exclusive, in-depth study of virtuosity on extended range guitars that will challenge and inspire guitarists of all backgrounds. Sarah Longfield teaches rhythm, soloing techniques and musicianship that helped her to build a career doing what she loves.
Sarah gives you a quick rundown of what to expect from her new course.Length: 3:21 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE
Sarah shows us a tapping warm up exercise that builds in complexity.Length: 5:06 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Sarah shows a tapping exercise that centers on a complex rhythmic motif.Length: 2:06 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Sarah builds on the rhythm from the previous lesson, this time applying it to chords.Length: 3:01 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Sarah shows how she stashes her pick for tapping so that she is able to switch back and forth at any time.Length: 2:26 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Sarah teaches a legato tapping exercise in four parts that takes you up and down the neck of the guitar.Length: 3:51 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Sarah teaches a 2 pattern motif that starts on the 5th fret of the low b string and ascends to the 12th fret of the high e string. Utilizing string skipping extensively, this piece is a little more challening....Length: 4:04 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Sarah teaches the odd-count fingerpicking patterns that are prevalent in her body of work. She details 3 of her favorite patterns and teaches them using a fun chord progression. While challenging,...Length: 3:45 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Mixing drumming rudiments and tapped guitar playing, Sarah shows how to take rhythm playing to new heights. First, she teaches the rhythmic concepts and then how to sync both hands for some real guitar...Length: 3:47 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Drawing on the same techniques discussed in the previous lesson, Sarah takes a look at tapping while playing bass lines and chords simultaneously. This is a 7 string lesson, but it can be adapted to 6...Length: 3:07 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Sarah shows advanced tapped arpeggio techniques that are challenging for her to play. These are meant to be used as a warmup as well as technical tapping practice. Be forewarned, these...Length: 3:44 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Sequenced legato tapping runs can be played very quickly, but they tend to sound predictable. So in this lesson, Sarah explains how to use the same concepts from the previous lesson sans the patterns....Length: 3:40 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Sarah likes to take full advantage of the extended range that 7 and 8 stringed guitars provide. Her compositions regularly feature simultaneous bass line, chords and melody playing on one guitar. In this...Length: 3:10 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
A slightly more advanced musical piece, Sarah teaches this excerpt to further solidify polyrhythmic tapping techniques. Learn this fun and challenging solo lick by lick while developing percussive dynamics...Length: 5:49 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Applying what has been learned so far, Sarah uses an excerpt from her song "Tydes". Using only 2 fingers on each hand, this is a fun and simple way to practice the concepts so far in the course. The concepts...Length: 4:31 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Sarah teaches a 2 pattern motif that starts on the 5th fret of the low b string and ascends to the 12th fret of the high e string. Utilizing string skipping extensively, this piece is a little more challenging....Length: 5:09 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
This lesson uses one of Sarah's favorite 5-string minor sweep arpeggios. Using 16th note triplets and tapping, this is fun to play yet challenging. Sarah assumes the student has a basic understanding of...Length: 3:28 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Sarah teaches how to clean up sweep picking technique. This will help those who are just starting out all the way up to advanced players. Using 3 to 6 string sweeps, she teaches how to...Length: 6:37 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Alternate tunings on a 7 or 8 string guitar can dramatically alter the tonal possibilites. In this lesson, Sarah explains how to creatively tune extended range guitars to get beyond overused chord shapes....Length: 3:51 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Learn the 16th note intro to Sarah's song "Quiescent." The open C tuning and 110 bpm tempo make this a great way to explore tapping melodies. She teaches how to lead with the tapping hand while filling...Length: 3:56 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Building on the concepts of the last lesson, Sarah shows how to use open tuning chords to full effect. She uses backing tracks, at multiple tempos, to illustrate. She also teaches how to master the chords...Length: 3:42 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
The importance of good finger tone for tapping cannot be overstated. Sarah teaches how to get a pleasant percussive sound without the need to use a compressor. This gives the player much more control over...Length: 4:19 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Sarah believes that recording one's self is a great way to improve. Recording allows the student to listen back and hear mistakes clearly. She explains the best way to do this and the techniques she recommends...Length: 4:38 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Getting stuck and hitting plateaus is part of the process of improving at guitar playing. In this lesson, Sarah explains the mindset needed to overcome obstacles and she reveals her go-to tricks to break...Length: 2:51 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Learn the tapped intro to Sarah's song "First Flight". One of her favorite tapping parts, this one jumps around the fretboard and has a bouncy, fun feel. Quite fast at 140bpm, Sarah breaks it into sections...Length: 4:10 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
This ambient fingerpicking lick makes use of both multiple simultaneous notes and individual notes to give it a haunting sound. This is useful as an exercise to improve your dexterity with both hands,...Length: 5:42 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Sarah returns with another ambient fingerpicking piece. This features chords that flow and meld into one another creating an almost other-worldly ambient sound. This exercise will improve your dexterity,...Length: 3:05 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
The tense and aggressive feel of this lick stems from the fact that it was born during a period of frustration and intense musical writer's block. Learn the lick that helped Sarah break out of her creative...Length: 2:57 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Sarah Longfield introduces a fast metal lick. This lick is one of her favorites for good reason, it uses all the strings, moves all over the fretboard and offers the flexibility to transition between tapping...Length: 4:22 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Sarah attributes her unique sound to the fact that she is a multi-instrumentalist. Her rhythmic tapping technique was born from her love of piano and the drums. In this lesson, she explains how learning...Length: 3:41 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
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