Welcome to Cracking the Code

Cracking the Code has transformed the way guitarists learn technique. Through discoveries like pickslanting, and our groundbreaking slow-motion interviews with elite players, we've revealed playing techniques that had been hiding in plain sight for decades. And our in-depth seminars and lessons make those techniques accessible to everyone.

With Cracking the Code membership, you'll gain access to one of the most extensive collections of musical technique analysis ever assembled: dozens of hours of interviews and lessons, over a thousand slow-motion musical examples, live broadcasts, our forum, and more.

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Pickslanting Primer

Our comprehensive guide to clean and accurate picking

 
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Lessons

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Interviews

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Latest News

Magnet Factory Update!

The injection molding process gets closer to production

 

Discovering Brazilian choro guitar with César Garabini

Introduction to Brazilian fingerstyle guitar technique with César Garabini

 

Welcome to the Pick-ipedia!

The Pickslanting Primer gets a multimedia reference for core concepts

 

The Olli Soikkeli interview

World-class alternate picking technique and ultra-tasty swing vocabulary

 

Supporting COVID Relief and Black Lives through GiveDirectly

For one week, we're donating all our store revenue to Americans in need

 

Recent Live Events

Teemu Mäntysaari Live 2018 Interview

 

Mika Tyyska Live Workshop

Talking shop with a consummate songwriter and improviser

 

Crosspicking With The Wrist And Forearm

A solid hands-on overview of how compound movements work and how to use them

 

Crosspicking With The Wrist

Demystifying a powerful and deceptively simple arpeggio playing technique

 

Talking the Code with Andy Wood Session 2

Live Q&A session with Andy for Masters in Mechanics and interview purchasers