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

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Our comprehensive guide to clean and accurate picking

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Latest News

Investigating Mechanics With The Amazing Bill Hall

The latest Cracking the Code interview uncovers a treasure chest of awesome techniques


Magnet Update! Getting A Grip On Grips

Our latest production sample includes two key improvements


Pickslanting Primer Update: Crack the Code Of Your Own Picking Technique!

The latest Pickslanting Primer update helps you identify picking motions with expert tips


Magnet Update: Prototypes Arrive!

Hands-on with the first functioning Magnet prototype


Magnet Update: Rubber Redux

When the love affair between rubber and plastic gets too hot and heavy!


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