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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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Latest News

Songwriting and Speed With David Grier

Streamlining the standards with the bluegrass master


Welcoming Tommo to the Cracking the Code Team!

Tommaso Tufarelli is joining us to help with technique feedback, lesson ideas, and more!


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


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