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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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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

 

Oz Noy and the Art of Feel

The Oz Noy interview is here! Cracking the Code sits down with an ace improviser

 

Working on your crosspicking technique? Turn it sideways

A cool mechanics hack for attacking a classic picking puzzle

 

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