Drill #48 – Alternate Picking Exercise

CLICK HERE for Tabs Nate from Richards Guitar Studio and Richards Rock Academy shows you a great alternate picking exercise on guitar that helps increase speed, endurance, and synchronization between the picking and frethand fingers. When practicing an alternate picking exercise on guitar, you want to start slowly, playing evenly and controlled, and only begin … Continue reading “Drill #48 – Alternate Picking Exercise”


Drill #47 – CAGED Guitar Scale Pattern 1

CLICK HERE for Tabs Nate shows you the first of 5 scale patterns that are essential to you guitar development – the CAGED Guitar Scale Pattern 1. The CAGED System is an ordering of bar chords and scales that help you learn how to play chords and scales in any position on the fretboard that … Continue reading “Drill #47 – CAGED Guitar Scale Pattern 1”


Drill #46 – John Petrucci Warm Up Exercise

CLICK HERE for Tabs Nate shows you a variation on a great John Petrucci warm up exercise from the book Rock Discipline. This exercise focuses on string skipping, alternate picking, stretch, finger independence, and finger dexterity control. If you only have a few minutes to warm up before playing guitar, this is a great choice … Continue reading “Drill #46 – John Petrucci Warm Up Exercise”


Drill of the Week #45 – Satriani Find the Note Pt.2

CLICK HERE for TabsĀ for Satriani Find the Note Pt. 2. Nate shows you another Joe Satriani Find the Note lesson, this time on the notes A, D, and Bb. We will locate all of the A’s, D’s, and Bb’s on the fretboard. Music theory and guitar fretboard theory needs practice and drilling, just like technique, … Continue reading “Drill of the Week #45 – Satriani Find the Note Pt.2”


Understanding the Modes – Ionian and Dorian – Drill #44

CLICK HERE for Tabs Nate begins a series on understanding the modes – Ionian and Dorian being the first 2 modes on the list. Learning the modes is important for every guitarist, not just as a guitar scale lesson or technique exercise, but as a music theory lesson on how they work. You will learn … Continue reading “Understanding the Modes – Ionian and Dorian – Drill #44”


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