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

Tal Farlow's USX Motion

A bebop pioneer's remarkable creativity with a common picking motion

 

Is Pick Depth Slowing You Down? The Floyd Rose Speed Guide Wants To Help

A new body design from the pioneering inventor takes aim at a core challenge of picking technique

 

Get Ready To Rotate!

The Pickslanting Primer's new Forearm Motion Section Arrives

 

Albert Lee's Amazing Wrist

Revisiting a classic Cracking the Code interview and a marvel of wrist motion mastery

 

Making the Magnet — have any design feedback?

We're making some final tweaks to get the Magnet ready to manufacture. Ideas? Let us know!

 

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