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    Hey all--I was wondering if anyone could recommend some good online training to help me build my chops. A little background...I'm mostly a bedroom player, just jamming along with my old favorites in my spare time. Classic rock, 80's metal, that kind of thing. I play by ear using open chords and a couple of barre chords that I basically go to (E and A). So I can sort of feel my way through it for rhythm. But lead is where I fall short. Need to get better at pick speed especially.

    Any suggestions for great online teaching? Free is always good. Not trying to master anything, just improve. Thanks!

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    If you have a PlayStation, there is Rocksmith.

    You can play along to songs with a real guitar or bass ala Guitar Hero style, and there are lessons, exercises, etc. in it.

    I really enjoy it.
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    My buddy runs GuitarGate.com. He's a phenomenal player, a fantastic teacher, and an EVH fan to boot (he's got a Wolfgang in his arsenal). I think he's got a free trial on his site so you can sample his material.

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    YouTube is your friend!!!
    Look up segments from Paul Gilbert's instructional DVDs. While I'll never have his technique and/or speed, he's very funny and patient. I learned a lot about picking/scale patterns/combining licks/Etc.

    Again, not up to his level, yet they did help me a lot with mine..
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    All of Pete Thorns YouTube videos are badass
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    Or you could slow down/pause/rewind Eddie's solo(s) from Live Without a Net, like we all did!!!!
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