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 2019! — The Pickslanting Primer has been updated with new sections on picks, grip, and various picking motions. And stay tuned, we’re continuing to add and improve this product! Buy now and you’ll get future updates at no extra charge.

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Description

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.

The complete package includes 7+ hours of detailed “how-to” video tutorial chapters, along with over 75 slow-mo video examples with complete tablature in PDF and Guitar Pro formats.

Pick Design And Function

The fascinating topic of how picks work and how to choose one

Pick Grip

Getting familiar with the many ways to hold a guitar pick

Wrist Motion

Mastering the most commonly used joint in picking motion

Forearm Motion

This fascinating joint is an important collaborator in many picking motions

Elbow Motion

The simplest joint in picking technique is also the fastest, and a capable choice as your core motion

Downward Pickslanting

Switching strings with the escaped upstroke, with complete blueprints of Yngwie’s and Eric Johnson’s picking techniques

Upward Pickslanting

Switching strings with the escaped downstroke, key to the legendary accuracy of John McLaughlin’s picking technique

Two-Way Pickslanting

Mixing escape types for three-note-per-string playing, enabling blazing alternate-picked scale playing a la Michael Angelo Batio

For more detail and full chapter listings for the Pickslanting Primer, please browse the platform page. And note that when you buy the download product, you’ll be able to view all the videos and musical examples here on the site, too, for added convenience.

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

Getting Started

Title
Getting Started With The Pickslanting Primer

Choosing A Pick

Title
Choosing A Pick With The Rule Of Roundness

Pick Design And Function Reference

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Chapter 1 - The Classic 351
Chapter 2 - Edge Picking
Chapter 3 - The Jazz III
Chapter 4 - The Big 346
Chapter 5 - Gauge
Chapter 6 - Angle Of Attack
Chapter 7 - Material And Tone
Chapter 8 - Chirp
Chapter 9 - Abrasion

Choosing A Pick Grip

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Choosing A Pick Grip

Understanding Pick Grip

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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

Testing Your Motions

Title
Chapter 1 - Starting With Speed
Chapter 2 - Alternate Picking
Chapter 3 - Testing Your Speed
Chapter 4 - Testing Van Halen-Style Wrist Motion
Chapter 5 - Testing Di Meola-Style Wrist Motion
Chapter 6 - Testing Elbow Motion
Chapter 7 - Testing Forearm Motion
Chapter 8 - The Tremolo Test
Chapter 9 - Beginner Tremolo
Chapter 10 - Stringhopping
Chapter 11 - Solving Stringhopping
Chapter 12 - Choosing the Best Motion
Chapter 13 - Improving Fast Technique

Understanding Escape Motion

Title
Chapter 1 - Escape Motion
Chapter 2 - Switching Strings With Even-Numbered Groupings
Chapter 3 - Switching Strings With Odd-Numbered Groupings
Chapter 4 - The Garage Spikes Problem
Chapter 5 - Pickslanting
Chapter 6 - Pickslanting vs Edge Picking

Identifying Your Picking Motion

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Chapter 1 - Goals For Identifying Your Motion
Chapter 2 - Primary Motion

Identifying Elbow Motion

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Chapter 1 - Identifying Moore Elbow Motion
Chapter 2 - Identifying Wylde Elbow Motion

Identifying Forearm Motion

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Chapter 1 - Identifying EVH Forearm Motion
Chapter 2 - Identifying Gypsy Forearm Motion
Chapter 3 - Identifying Aldrich Forearm Motion

Identifying Wrist Motion

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Chapter 1 - Identifying Wrist Motion
Chapter 2 - Identifying Di Meola Wrist Motion
Chapter 3 - Identifying Stern Wrist Motion
Chapter 4 - Identifying Gilbert Mixed Escape Wrist Motion
Chapter 5 - Identifying EVH Wrist Motion
Chapter 6 - Identifying Grier Wrist Motion

Testing Your Primary Motion

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Chapter 1 - Determining Your Primary Motion
Chapter 2 - Evaluating Primary Motion Test Results

Wrist Mechanics

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Chapter 1 - Wrist Mechanics Explained
Chapter 2 - The Clock Face Model
Chapter 3 - Clock Face USX
Chapter 4 - Clock Face DSX
Chapter 5 - Clock Face DBX
Chapter 6 - Clock Face Stringhopping

Wrist Motion Tutorials

Title
Chapter 1 - Upstroke Escape
Chapter 2 - Using More Supination
Chapter 3 - Hands-on With Mike Stern and Albert Lee
Chapter 4 - Downstroke Escape
Chapter 5 - The Pronated Option
Chapter 6 - Setting The Pickslant
Chapter 7 - Starting With Speed

Forearm Motions

Title
Chapter 1 - Introduction to Forearm-Wrist Motion
Chapter 2 - Anchoring, Grip, and Pickslant
Chapter 3 - Performing the FW Motion
Chapter 4 - Evaluating Motion Feel
Chapter 5 - Muting
Chapter 6 - The Tracking Mystery
Chapter 7 - The Downstroke Sweep
Chapter 8 - Flexed Form
Chapter 9 - Rotation
Chapter 10 - Noise Control

Motion Tutorial

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Chapter 1 - Introduction to Elbow Motion

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
Pickslanting Primer - Yngwie Style Clips - Tablature - GP.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

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

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