Picking

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Surprise, It's A Big Deal

Picking isn’t exciting. It’s not very noticeable and you don’t even have to study it to become a pretty good player. Someday, however, you will try to learn something that will remain out of reach unless you improve your picking technique.

How do I know? Because it happened to me. After a decade of playing, I finally ran into a wall that forced me to work on my picking technique. Picking is a 90 minute lesson that shows you what I had to learn to get past that wall. Don’t worry, I’m not trying to turn you into a shredder or finger-picking expert. This lesson is very down-to-earth, practical and easily applied.

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Course Tour

You should know what's taught in this course before buying. So here's a tour through the course, with a description of each lesson.

  • Part 1
    Introduction
    What You'll Learn

    At the start of this lesson I'll explain why picking is such an important part of your overall technique, and how I learned that the hard way.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
  • Part 2
    Picking Styles
    What You'll Learn

    In this section I'll give you a very practical introduction to several different styles of picking.

    For each style, I'll give guidelines for what each style is most useful for, and you'll see closeup shots of each style in use.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
  • Part 3
    Picking Ingredients
    What You'll Learn

    In this section we'll explore different ingredients in your picking technique that all play a part in your sound.

    • Holding the pick
    • Wrist angle
    • Where to pick
    • The other fingers
    • Picking Motion
    • Hammer-ons / Pull-offs
    Included
    • Lesson Video
  • Part 4
    Key Points
    What You'll Learn

    In this section we'll look at a few key aspects of picking that determine at how good your technique will be.

    • Accuracy
    • Speed / Endurance
    • Timing
    • Synchronization
    Included
    • Lesson Video
  • Part 5
    Exercises
    What You'll Learn

    In the last section I'll go through 18 different exercises that force you to work on your picking accuracy, timing, and synchronization with your fretting hand.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
    • Exercises
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Course Features

We put a lot of work into making these courses easy to follow, but most importantly effective. Here's a list of features this course offers.

  • Instant Downloads

    As soon as you buy this course, you'll be able to download a zip file containing the entire course. The files are not encrypted, locked, or protected in any way. You own them forever.

    • The videos will play in Quicktime Player or iTunes.
    • Tablature is provided in GuitarPro and PDF formats.
    • Backing Tracks are in MP3 format.
  • iPads / Tablets

    Because we use standard video and audio formats, you can download our courses onto iPads, or other tablets. You just need an app (like Goodreader) that can download and unzip files.


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How To Buy

  • Picking

    Downloadable videos and materials for **Picking**. More details..

    $24.00

Bundle Options
  • Essential Techniques Bundle

    Downloadable videos and materials bundle for all courses included in the Essential Techniques Collection. More details..

    $122.40  ($144.00)
    You save 15%.

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