Even though we tend to think of scale playing as the ultimate speed test, speed itself isn't really the problem. It's switching strings.
In this bite-sized lesson, Joe Satriani provides some useful exercises for improving your legato technique.
These shapes are easy to memorize and can cover a lot of ground in various musical styles and situations.
Learn how to create several different arpeggios by slightly altering one of the most common sweep picking patterns.
A comprehensive breakdown of Steve Vai's incredible descending diminished fours lick from 'Crossroads.'
Satch dishes on how to approach crafting a melodic line for either a song’s theme or an improvised solo.
Shredding is fairly easy to learn but hard to master. Learn how to truly master it with these exercises.
Learn how to take a fretboard shape for a given note sequence and “octave mirror” it by “previewing” each note an octave higher.
Tap through three-note-per-string scalar runs by using the tapped note to replace the third or fourth finger.