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Lead Guitar

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play lead guitar? Maybe you already know the basics, but are looking for a way to take your lead guitar parts or guitar solos to the next level. Either way the Lead Guitar Quick-Start Series is perfect for you.

I designed this series to cover all of the essential information you need in order to have success playing lead guitar. You’ll learn basic hand techniques, how to play the major scale, the major pentatonic scale, the minor pentatonic scale, bending, vibrato technique, legato technique (hammer-ons and pull-offs), how to play a guitar solo, and more!

You can also learn how to play lead guitar with these same lead guitar lessons over on our official YouTube channel. Just note that the included jam-tracks are only available here on this website, so bookmark this page before you go anywhere.

How To Use Vibrato On Guitar

Vibrato is something that can really give your playing it’s own unique style. Just like a singer, a guitarist’s particular style of vibrato can define their sound. We are going to look at three basic styles of vibrato, classical, regular, and blues. Try each one out and see if you can work them in to […]

Legato Guitar Technique

In this lesson, we will look at what legato technique is and how to start using it on the guitar. Legato technique, on the guitar, is basically the combination hammer-ons and pull-offs. When you use this technique you end up picking the strings a lot less. This makes the sound that you get more smooth, […]

Guitar Scale Sequencing

This is the introduction lesson to the section on scale sequencing. We will cover what a scale sequence is, and why it is important for you to start using sequencing in your playing. First of all, we need to talk about what a sequence is. If you took a series or patter of notes and […]

Major Scale Sequencing In 3’s

In this guitar lesson we are going to learn how to sequence a major scale in groups of 3’s. The scale that we will be using in this lesson is a pretty common three note per string pattern in the key of A major. If you don’t know this particular major scale shape don’t worry, […]

Major Scale Sequencing In 4’s

Time to learn another guitar scale sequence. In this lesson we will be sequencing a major guitar scale in groups of four notes. Al Dimeola, Paul Gilbert and a ton of other incredible guitar players use ideas like this in their playing all of the time. We will be using the A major scale shape […]

Major Scale Sequencing In 6’s

This guitar lesson will cover sequencing a major scale in groups of six notes. We will be in the key of A major and we will be using a pretty common three note pre string major scale shape. If you do not know this shape don’t worry, we have provided you with a diagram of […]

Pentatonic Scale Sequencing 3’s

In this lesson we will be sequencing the major pentatonic scale in groups of three notes. We will be in the key of A major so we will be using the major pentatonic scale shape that is based off of the 5th fret of the 6th string starting with your second finger. If you don’t […]

Pentatonic Scale Sequencing 4’s

In this guitar lesson we are going to take a look at how to sequence a pentatonic scale in groups of four notes. This is something that you will hear in solos over and over again and it is a great way to really keep your hands in shape. We will be using an A […]

Pentatonic Scale Sequencing 6’s

This guitar lesson is all about sequencing pentatonic scales in groups of six. If you have been playing for a while, you have probably heard quite a bit of playing like this. If you have not been playing for long, keep an ear out for this type of playing in music that you enjoy. You […]

Basic Arpeggios On Guitar

This guitar lesson will be all about basic arpeggios. We will start out by defining what an arpeggio is and then we will learn some basic shapes for couple of major arpeggios. Once we have the shapes down, we will put them in to practice by playing a basic 1, 4, 5 progression in the […]

Sweep Picking Technique

This is going to be a really fun lesson because you are going to be learning the basics of a technique called sweep picking. A simple definition of sweep picking would be playing any two or more adjacent strings one right after the other using all downstrokes when going down or using all up strokes […]

Sweep Picking Basic Arpeggios

In this lesson we are going to put your sweep picking in to practice by learning three different basic major arpeggio shapes. We have given you the arpeggio diagrams so that you can work on each shape separately. Once you have each shape down we will put them together to play through a 1 4 […]

Major 7th Guitar Arpeggios

Major 7th arpeggios are really exciting to learn because they can help you to start playing over chord changes. For example, if you were playing over an A major or A major 7 chord you could use an A major 7 arpeggio in addition to playing a regular A major or A major pentatonic scale. […]

Minor 7th Arpeggios

Let’s learn two shapes for minor 7th arpeggios. If you already know your basic E and A minor shaped arpeggios you are one step ahead. All you have to do is add the minor 7th degree to those shapes. We have given you the TAB and arpeggio diagrams for each shape. I will walk you […]

Metal Sweep Picking Part 1

Greetings fellow guitar players! I have had a lot of people emailing me asking if I would do some more guitar lessons on sweep picking. That’s great because I love sweeping. I decided to do this little lesson on incorporating sweep picking into your metal riffs. This lesson is complete with video, TAB/notation, arpeggio diagrams, […]

Metal Sweep Picking Part 2

Greetings fellow guitar players! I have had a lot of people emailing me asking if I would do some more guitar lessons on sweep picking. That’s great because I love sweeping. I decided to do this little lesson on incorporating sweep picking into your metal riffs. This lesson is complete with video, TAB/notation, arpeggio diagrams, […]

How To Play A Guitar Solo

In this guitar lesson I am going to give you some ideas on how to play simple guitar solos. You may think that you don’t know enough about the guitar or aren’t a good enough player to play a guitar solo. That’s not true. You can do it. Let’s just focus on a few simple […]

Major Scale Masterclass

Learn how to play your favorite songs, write original music, and perform lead guitar solos by mastering the major scale. Enter your e-mail address below to get this free video series from Nate Savage.

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