“Chris shows again why he is the best modern guitar teacher and writer, breaking down the fundamentals of specific techniques (in this case, alternate picking) and making it accessible to the reader/student. Thank you!”
“Chris’s new book is an amazing addition to his existing “must-have” books on guitar technique.
Despite being a master of alternate picking (and other techniques!) Chris is able to understand and properly address the needs of a beginning technician and beyond.”
“Another great value book from Chris Brooks. Downloading the audio is as easy as it could be. Loads of work there and all well explained”
Alternate Picking Guitar Technique
Build Alternate Picking Speed, Accuracy & Guitar Technique in 90 Musical Exercises
Learn the essential elements of alternate picking technique in logical, progressive steps in which each victory leads to the next. A perfect book for self-study with no steep learning curves or jargon.
Pick Grip | Single String Technique Development | String Changing | Practice Planning | Pentatonic and Diatonic Sequences | Musical Etudes | Backing Tracks and Audio Performances
Build The Right Foundations for Awesome Alternate Picking Technique
- Are you struggling to play fast alternate-picked passages on guitar?
- Do you need a methodical guide to alternate picking that’s packed with useful exercises and powerful strategies?
- Do you want to create powerful picking lines, one step at a time?
- Want to know how to actually practice picking?
Alternate Picking Guitar Technique is a complete roadmap of methodical steps that will make you a great picker from zero to hero and includes the exact steps I took when building my own technique from scratch as a self-taught player. Many of the drills are straight out of the practice routine I created for myself 30 years ago!
This complete method teaches you everything from building firm foundations to performing blazing, musical etudes via more than 90 exercises and musical examples. Everything is broken down, step-by-step, and you’ll quickly master each aspect of this essential guitar technique before moving on to the next.
The Perfect Method to Improve Alternate Picking on Guitar
Each jam-packed chapter focuses on an essential aspect of alternate picking technique and application… with plenty of licks and drills to reinforce every concept.
- Fundamental pick grips and motions – the powerhouses behind the greatest players
- Single-string picking builders and sequences to build firm technical foundations
- How to change strings correctly and avoid your pick getting “trapped”
- Pentatonic and diatonic picking licks across all strings to build speed and fluency
- Vital independence and synchronisation drills for ultimate control
- Essential scale sequences to build your musical technique
- Musical etudes that make key concepts fun and musical
- Over 90 powerful examples that advance as you do
Put Chops to Use in Real Music
Guitarists can be guilty of just playing exercises and not truly applying their technique to real music. The whole point of improving your technique is to be able to play music more easily, so in Alternate Picking Guitar Technique you’ll learn musical etudes that have been written exclusively for this book – from rocking Pentatonic tracks to classical-inspired etudes, these pieces will challenge and inspire you on your journey to intelligent, musical guitar technique.
Alternate Picking Study Bonuses
Bonus 1: Learn how to build, analyze, and update your practice routine with my guide to efficient practice skills
Bonus 2: Hear every single example with my exclusive audio performances that you can download for free.
Alternate Picking Guitar Technique smashes your bad habits and is the quickest pathway to perfect, expressive performances on guitar – from “open B” to “Bumblebee”! Plus, it’s also the perfect curriculum for private teachers to use with their own students.
Perfect your picking today and quickly become a more accurate guitarist with unlimited musical potential.
Also available: 2.5 hours of video
Inspired by my new book, this video expansion pack is an opportunity to take a deeper look at technique, motion, string changing, and playing options as they apply to the challenges in the book.
This product is supplementary to my book and you’ll still need to get your copy of that to benefit from this pack.
Inside, you’ll find 2.5 hours of streaming video covering a range of motion mechanics, close-ups of my two favourite pick grips, and plenty of examples of how to match up picking mechanics with the kinds of licks featured in my book. Instead of wondering how I would personally play certain things, you can watch me.
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