Trick or Teach!
Enter the Cracking the Code Halloween Giveaway!
Season 2, Episode 2 Heats Up!
Yngwie's Volcanic Combination of Alternate Picking and Sweeping
Headless in the Saddle
Cracking the Code takes on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Introducing: Masters in Mechanics Antigravity
A quantum leap in the understanding of picking technique
Masters in Mechanics
A fantastic voyage across the universe of guitar picking technique
Season 2 Goes Live!
Watch the premiere episode, "Get Down for the Upstroke" and learn more about the secrets of Yngwie's picking technique
Introducing: Cracking the Code Season 2
Learn more about Season 2 in this exciting overview
Down Around the World
An introduction to the universal power of downward pickslanting
The Code Archive
Unlocking an instructional and inspirational treasure trove
Unplugged and Overcranked
Going Acoustic at 120 Frames Per Second
Survival of the fastest.
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 2 Arrives!
The premiere episode of Season 2 unlocks the box of advanced technique with a startling breakthrough in replicating Yngwie’s legendary ability.
Join us for an incredible 8-episode journey through the techniques of legends like Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson, Shawn Lane, Michael Angelo Batio, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, and more.Buy Season Pass ($30)
It’s that time of year! And in honor of this season of gluttony and hedonism, Cracking the Code is giving away — not one — but two Masters in Mechanics…
Cracking the Code Season 2 heats up with Yngwie’s positively volcanic combination of right-hand techniques. Episode 2, Inside the Volcano, completes Yngwie’s right-hand strategy with a critical catalyst of his…
The only thing more terrifying than being chased by a guy with no head is doing justice to an American icon in animated form. So when author and historian Betsy…
Today we’re proudly launching the second Masters in Mechanics seminar! It’s called Antigravity. And it’s all about breaking the rules. Season 2 Pass holder? Take $10 off, on us! Reimagining…