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

Comprehensive guide to clean and accurate picking

 
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Interviews

Conversations with musicians & experts

 
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Latest News

Teach Me How To Eddie!

Getting the hang of Eddie Van Halen's amazing forearm rotation tremolo motion

 

The Pickslanting Primer, Now With 100% More Grip!

A new Pickslanting Primer section addresses the stealthily sophisticated topic of pick grip

 

Getting Mechanical With Martin Miller

A new conversation with the alternate picking maestro is here!

 

Cross-training on Mandolin!

Level up your alternate picking with a whole new instrument

 

Decoding Wrist Motion With The Clock Face System

A breakthrough way to learn and master wrist motions using a simple analogy

 

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