At Cracking the Code, we’ve spent decades investigating the ways that real-world technique actually works.

We’ve built that knowledge into a wide range of lesson formats, from targeted tutorials like the Pickslanting Primer and our Talking the Code broadcasts, to multi-chapter investigations of iconic players like our Volcano and Cascade seminars.

And let’s not forget fun. In Tube Tutorials you’ll find hands-on lessons that blend learning and entertainment, like our pair of Crossroads lessons that have been viewed almost four million times on YouTube. And of course you’ll also find the original Cracking the Code series that started it all.

Pickslanting Primer

Learn the pickslanting techniques of Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson, John McLaughlin, Michael Angelo Batio, and more



Our original in-depth, multi-chapter investigations of the techniques of iconic players


Talking the Code

Live help sessions and tutorials on cutting-edge topics from our latest research and interviews


Tube Tutorials

Features and lessons produced for the web in our signature multimedia style


Cracking the Code: The Series

The epic investigation that started it all: a 12-episode journey of guitar learning