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.

Crosspicking With The Wrist And Forearm

Crosspicking With The Wrist And Forearm

A solid hands-on overview of how compound movements work and how to use them

 

Clips

 

Crosspicking With The Wrist

Crosspicking With The Wrist

Demystifying a powerful and deceptively simple arpeggio playing technique

 

Clips

 

Picking Motion

Introduction to Picking Motion

An overview of motion mechanics for new and experienced players alike

 

Alternate and Sweeping

Combining Alternate Picking and Sweeping

 

Swiping

Swiping!

 

Four Motion Mechanics

Four Essential Motion Mechanics for Picking

 

Components of Picking

Components of Picking Technique

 

EVH Tremolo

The Eddie Van Halen Tremolo Mechanic