Watch the The Pedal Point Technique online guitar lesson by Jeff Beasley from Shred Ahead Blues Rock

The pedal point technique breaks the monotony of a diatonic scale by separating each note with a common tone. It can be used with a scale or an arpeggio and lends itself to a different picking technique also known as flat-picking or in modern terms hybrid-picking. This presents a new challenge for the picking hand but opens many new doors in tonality and overall technical abilities.