Plug and learn with Paul Gilbert

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Plug and learn with Paul Gilbert powered by ArtistWorks. These 22 lessons are designed to help you learn, practice and master guitar techniques. From bending strings and hand transitions to the minor key and creating smooth scales develop and build your guitarist knowledge with Paul Gilbert.

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“These lessons will expand your control of the instrument, and transform the way that you feel and hear your guitar.” - Paul Gilbert, 2019

Learn

Lesson 1 - Shake it don't break it
Bending strings without breaking them.
Lesson 2 - The thumb and the thwump
The ways of the downstroke.
Lesson 3 - Contrast and CONTRAST
The powers of picking.
Lesson 4 - Phrase that pianos can't do
The bend notes that pianos can't reach.
Lesson 5 - How angry are you?
The power of vibrato finger bends.
Lesson 6 - Don't let the drummer be the only one in the band who rocks
The importance of syncopated rhythm.
Lesson 7 - Dum Pah Chicka (Kung Pao)
The Chicka style of picking.
Lesson 8 - Giant finger endings
Be vibrato ready by ending on the giant finger.
Lesson 9 - Vibrato up to the sky or down to the ground
Understand the '4 and' rhythmic timing.
Lesson 10 - Rock wrist transitions
Efficient left-hand transitions.

Practice

Lesson 11 - Chicka Funka Thumb
The groove and strumming right-hand technique.
Lesson 12 - Giant finger jumping
Jumping quickly with two finger bends
Lesson 13 - Dynamic pentatonic challenge
The challenges of the pentatonic scale.
Lesson 14 - Werewolves of Portland
The right-hand technique of bending your fingers across the strings.
Lesson 15 - King Arthur's Legato picking arpeggios
Using your shoulder in the up stroke.
Lesson 16 - Minor mix up
Add notes to your minor scaling.
Lesson 17 - With a little help from adjacent muting
The power of left-hand muting.
Lesson 18 - Wrist twist anti sausage
Twist your left-hand wrist efficiently.

Master

Lesson 19 - Tears for muted picking
Use bridge muting to tighten your tone.
Lesson 20 - Non widley sixes
Add repeating patterns to your lead playing.
Lesson 21 - Smooth scales
Create a smooth scale by not to picking every note within it.
Lesson 22 - Anchors away
Free up your right hand and make it more accessible when picking.