Slash of Guns N' Roses playing guitar By Rockman - Own work, CC BY 3.0, Link
Pedal point exercises for lead guitar By Carlos Rodríguez/Andes

5 Pedal Point Licks That Make Great Lead Guitar Exercises

A Pedal point, or pedal note, is a sustained or repeated note. They’re used in rhythm playing as well as leads and you hear them often in rock, metal, and neoclassical music. In this lesson, I’m going to give you 5 examples of pedal point licks that also make great lead guitar exercises.

Guy picking guitar strings to improve picking technique

5 Song Intros to Greatly Improve Guitar Picking Technique

While I do enjoy exercises, the best way to improve on guitar (and make it more enjoyable) is by learning songs. All of the techniques you can practice in isolation can also be practiced within the context of a song. With that in mind, below are 5 song intros you can learn to greatly to improve guitar picking technique.

5 Slash licks to connect scale patterns Image by: Andreas Lawen, Fotandi

5 Stylish Slash Licks to Connect Scale Patterns

Slash is one of my favorite guitar players and the person who inspired me to pick up the guitar when I was 14 years old. His bluesy hard rock licks accentuated with epic bends have created a rock legend with a style all of his own.

Top 5 easy songs to learn on guitar

Top 5: Easy Songs to Learn on Guitar

Playing songs makes learning the guitar much more enjoyable. It keeps your motivation up while allowing you to learn chords, riffs, and practice chord changes and strumming techniques. Here are five easy songs a beginner can learn now.