Pickslanting Primer

USD $99.00

The Pickslanting Primer is the essential introduction to technical concepts that underlie fast and accurate picking, including breakdowns of the techniques of legendary players like Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson, Michael Angelo Batio, and more.

NEW FOR 2018! The Pickslanting Primer has been updated with Introduction to Picking Motion, a 2-hour lesson on the most common picking motion mechanics and how to generate them.

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The Cracking the Code Pickslanting Primer is the essential introduction to guitar picking technique.

We teach you the technical concepts that underlie fast and accurate picking — and we break down the actual techniques of legendary players like Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson, Michael Angelo Batio, and more.

Your purchase includes video lessons, detailed “how-to” tutorial chapters, dozens of example clips in ultra-revealing 120fps slow-motion video, and complete tablature in PDF and Guitar Pro.

The complete package includes 30 video tutorial chapters, 5 hours of lessons, and over 75 slow-mo video tablature examples.

Introduction to Picking Motion

Why are there so many ways to move a guitar pick? And why do so many of them actually work? We sort out the confusion with a two-hour overview of the most fundamental motions in picking, and how to create them. In the process, we look at footage of Michael Angelo Batio, Albert Lee, Mike Stern, Andy Wood, John McLaughlin, and more, to determine what elite-level pickstrokes are even supposed to look like in the first place.

Downward Pickslanting

Learn about the incredible power of downward pickslanting — with complete blueprints of Yngwie’s and Eric Johnson’s picking techniques.

Upward Pickslanting

Learn about the legendary accuracy of John McLaughlin’s picking technique, and step through the fundamentals of upward pickslanting mechanics with the awesome Strunz & Farah.

Two-Way Pickslanting

Learn how two-way pickslanting enables you to play alternate-picked scales across the strings.

Here's an overview of what's included with the download. For more detail, check out the platform page!

The Problem With Picking

Title
Chapter 1 - The Problem with Picking
Chapter 2 - String Switching
Chapter 3 - What is Stringhopping?
Chapter 4 - What is Pickslanting?
Chapter 5 - Playing by the New Rules
Pickslanting Primer - Getting Started Clips.zip
Pickslanting Primer - Getting Started Clips - Slow.zip
Pickslanting Primer - Getting Started Clips - Tablature - GPX.zip
Pickslanting Primer - Getting Started Clips - Tablature - PDF.zip

Pick Grip

Title
Chapter 1 - Trigger-Style Grip
Chapter 2 - Pick Point
Chapter 3 - Grip Exposure
Chapter 4 - Thumb Overlap
Chapter 5 - Extended Trigger Grip
Chapter 6 - Angle Pad Grip
Chapter 7 - Trailing Edge Grip
Chapter 8 - Middle and Three-Finger Grip
Chapter 9 - Supporting Fingers
Chapter 10 - Choosing A Grip

Picking Motion

Title
Introduction to Picking Motion

Downward Pickslanting

Title
Achieving Downward Pickslanting

Yngwie Malmsteen

Title
Chapter 1 - Downward Pickslanting
Chapter 2 - Building Speed with the Six-Note Pattern
Chapter 3 - Switching Strings
Chapter 4 - Changing Direction
Chapter 5 - The Black Star Lick
Chapter 6 - The Volcano Pattern
Chapter 7 - Scalar Sweeping
Chapter 8 - Arpeggios
Pickslanting Primer - Yngwie Style Clips.zip
Pickslanting Primer - Yngwie Style Clips - Slow.zip
Pickslanting Primer - Yngwie Style Clips - Tablature - GPX.zip
Pickslanting Primer - Yngwie Style Clips - Tablature - PDF.zip

Eric Johnson

Title
Chapter 1 - The Five-Note Pattern
Chapter 2 - Pentatonic Sweeping
Chapter 3 - Five Notes Ascending
Chapter 4 - Pentatonic Sixes
Chapter 5 - String Tracking
Chapter 6 - The Straight Pentatonic Scale
Chapter 7 - Classic Fives
Chapter 8 - Pentatonic Pickups
Chapter 9 - Neoclassical Fives
Pickslanting Primer - EJ Style Clips.zip
Pickslanting Primer - EJ Style Clips - Slow.zip
Pickslanting Primer - EJ Style Clips - Tablature - GPX.zip
Pickslanting Primer - EJ Style Clips - Tablature - PDF.zip

Upward Pickslanting

Title
Achieving Upward Pickslanting

Strunz & Farah

Title
Chapter 1 - Ardeshir's Upward Pickslant
Chapter 2 - Ascending Sixes
Chapter 3 - Ascending Eights
Chapter 4 - Rules of Upward Pickslanting
Pickslanting Primer - Strunz and Farah Style Clips.zip
Pickslanting Primer - Strunz and Farah Style Clips - Slow.zip
Pickslanting Primer - Strunz and Farah Style Clips - Tablature - GPX.zip
Pickslanting Primer - Strunz and Farah Style Clips - Tablature - PDF.zip

John McLaughlin

Title
Chapter 1 - The McLaughlin Four-Note Pattern
Chapter 2 - Two-Note-Per-String Patterns
Chapter 3 - John's Upward Pickslant
Pickslanting Primer - John McLaughlin Style Clips.zip
Pickslanting Primer - John McLaughlin Style Clips - Slow.zip
Pickslanting Primer - John McLaughlin Style Clips - Tablature - GPX.zip
Pickslanting Primer - John McLaughlin Style Clips - Tablature - PDF.zip

Michael Angelo Batio

Title
Chapter 1 - Intro
Chapter 2 - Achieving Downward Pickslanting
Chapter 3 - Achieving Upward Pickslanting
Chapter 4 - Achieving Two-Way Pickslanting
Chapter 5 - Down Up Rotate
Chapter 6 - The Scale Chunk
Chapter 7 - Beyond the Octave
Chapter 8 - The Speed Kills Scale
Chapter 9 - Position-Shifting Scales
Chapter 10 - Circular Scales
Pickslanting Primer - Batio Style Clips.zip
Pickslanting Primer - Batio Style Clips - Slow.zip
Pickslanting Primer - Batio Style Clips - Tablature - GPX.zip
Pickslanting Primer - Batio Style Clips - Tablature - PDF.zip

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