Jeff Beasley's 50 Speed Picking Licks

Give 100 guitar players a genie in the bottle and ask them to wish for just one monster technique they could instantly possess. 97 of them would wish for unbridled, jaw-dropping "speed." The other three players would wish for something silly like great fingerstyle chops, or impeccable rhythm skills, or maybe even perfect pitch. Just kidding. But you know what we're saying -- very few of us wouldn't want to have some majorly big guns we could pull out at will. You won't find Jeff Beasley in a genie outfit, but you will find his 50 Speed Picking Licks You MUST Know to be a great resource for pumping up your picking techniques.

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About the Guitar Lesson Plan

Interactive Video Guitar Instruction

box artTop educator and performing artist, Jeff Beasley has an uncanny gift for teaching students how to ramp up their speed picking techniques quickly and efficiently while having a ton of fun along the way. Most speed picking courses are thick with boring, tedious exercises that fail to keep the student engaged. Beasley breaks that mold with 50 Speed Picking Licks You MUST Know.

This carefully selected collection of 50 licks are actually technique lessons and exercises in disguise. The hidden agenda is picking up on all of the underlying techniques as you work through these monster licks inspired by the likes of Eric Johnson, Michael Batio, John Sykes, Steve Vai, Nun Bettencourt, Shawn Lane, George Lynch, Jason Becker, Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen, Niccolo Paganini, Paul Gilbert, Rich Williams and Gary Moore.

All of the essential speed techniques are covered; 2, 3, and 5 notes-per-string picking patterns, triplet and quadruple picking, seamless down-to-up stroke moves, sextuplet sequences, string-skipping, alternate picking approaches, sweep picking ideas, shifting positions, ascending and descending glissandos, picking and fretting hand synchronization, pedal-points, hybrid-picking, odd-numbered sequencing, hammer-ons, pull-offs, single-string sextuplets, fretting-hand finger independence, synchronization of both hands, tremolo picking, multi-string alternate picking, and intervallic moves. It's all covered!

Skip the wish but rub this course three times and then jump into the shed with these 50 Speed Picking Licks You MUST Know. You'll exit with more than a few new notches on those big guns of yours.

About Your Instructor

Jeff Beasley

Jeff BeasleyJeff Beasley holds B.A. degrees in Music and Classical Guitar, is a prolific educator, top columnist, popular workshop and clinic instructor, and writes the highly popular "Lethal Guitar" column for Premier Guitar magazine. Jeff has worked with some of the biggest names in shred guitar, he tours nationally and is a senior faculty member with the National Guitar Workshop. Jeff records instructional videos for Truefire, where his videos are always in the top sellers. Jeff has appeared in Guitarist Network magazine, Guitar For The Practicng Musician, Guitar Player, Music For The World, Music and Arts, Musicians Hotline, and Premier Guitar magazines.

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What you Get:

Video software (Windows and Mac) with TrueFire's Lesson Player, PIP, full-screen, looping, slow motion, keyboard shortcuts, plus...

  • - 135 Minutes of Video
  • - Text Commentary
  • - Standard Notation
  • - Tab
  • - Power Tab
  • - Jam Tracks


Early Intermediate through Advanced

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Licks #1 - #50
    - 50 Video Lessons
  3. Conclusion

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