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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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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


The Four Fundamental Pickstrokes - Can You Spot Them?

A cool side-by-side, slow motion comparison of basic picking motions


The guitar duo you didn't know you needed - Olli Soikkeli and Cesar Garabini

A blend of unorthodox styles results in ultra tasty groove


Free live workshop with Teemu Mäntysaari

Join us Monday, October 15th at 4pm ET / 8pm UTC


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