The Code Archive
Unlocking an instructional and inspirational treasure trove
Unplugged and Overcranked
Going Acoustic at 120 Frames Per Second
The Code Archive
Up close and personal with the world's greatest picking techniques
Moving Fast, Moving Forward!
Wrapping Up Season One — and More to Come
Behind the Scenes: Rock Concert Regenesis
Building Fantastical Spaces with Motion Graphics
Behind the Scenes:
Envisioning the Arpeggio Mystery
The Crossroads Intimidation Breakdown
Cracking the Code
Across three seasons, and more than five hours of in-depth historical and mechanical analysis, the puzzle of plectrum dominance is expounded, unraveled, and finally mastered.
You'll believe a hand can fly.
Cracking the Code is a groundbreaking documentary series that explores the puzzle of virtuoso guitar picking. The show’s three seasons chart thousands of hours of research, across nearly three decades, in pursuit of an elusive formula for plectrum dominion. Melding archival footage, in-depth interviews, painstakingly crafted animation, and custom soundtrack, it’s a pop-science investigation of an age-old mystery: Why are some players seemingly super-powered?Read More
Season 1 Streams Free Online
Stream Season 1, Episode 8: “Fast Forward” now — or buy a Season Pass and own all 8 episodes of Season 1 in HD.Buy Season Pass ($5)
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