Technical Reference

A comprehensive reference with additional technical detail on Cracking the Code concepts like escape motion, motion mechanics, and more.

Pick Design Reference

A detailed investigation of plectrum design and function


Pick Grip Reference

Understanding the components of pick grip


Pick Attack Reference

Examining the interaction between pick and string


Alternate Picking Reference

Understanding the most fundamental skill in picking technique


Motion Mechanics

A detailed look at the most common joints in picking motion


Escape Motion Reference

Solving the challenge of clean string switching


Pickslanting Reference

Matching the pick's orientation to its motion


Primary Motion Reference

How the motor system chooses the right picking motions


Picking Style

With so many motion possibilities, players need a strategy for choosing them