Talking the Code

Talking the Code is a series of live help sessions and tutorials on cutting-edge topics, pulled from our latest research and interviews.

This is how we keep viewers up to date on things we’ve been learning, including answering viewer questions with numerous hands-on playing examples.

What good is a help session if you can’t find what you’re looking for? Our broadcasts include detailed timelines of musical examples played and questions asked and answered, for easy navigation. Just click the time buttons below the video to navigate to that part of the session. Or click the name of any musical example to link to the clip page, where you can find live Soundslice tablature, downloadable tablature, and slow-motion video.

Four Motion Mechanics

Four Essential Motion Mechanics for Picking


Components of Picking

Components of Picking Technique


Alternate and Sweeping

Combining Alternate Picking and Sweeping





EVH Tremolo

The Eddie Van Halen Tremolo Mechanic