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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Latest News

Announcing the Cracking the Code Scholarship Program

Financial aid is now available for Cracking the Code membership!

 

The Amazing Wim Den Herder

Our upcoming interview with the Dutch talent traverses ground that's both artistic and scientific

 

Mastering Wrist Motion

A long-brewing Pickslanting Primer update tackles the most common joint in picking technique

 

The Mighty David Grier Returns!

A second interview with the flat pick master investigates his high-speed lead technique

 

Is the Jazz III the ultimate lead guitar pick?

Learn why the Jazz III's geometry makes it a favorite for lead playing virtuosity

 

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