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How To: Use legato picking patterns on the guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play legato riffs on a standard electric guitar. With the guitar, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality guitar lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using legato picking patterns on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play acoustic guitar and learn basic finger picking

In this video, we learn how to play acoustic guitar and learn basic finger picking. Start with an A minor, then hold this for a while to better understand this chord throughout the entire song. After you have this down, you will need to start playing the first verse of the song and break down the entire rest of the song. Make sure you understand the pattern of the music as you play, so you can play it accurately. Once you have done this, play the chorus and then the rest of the verses. Focus ...

How To: Use Delta-blues style picking in open G

Popularized by artists like Son House and Skip James, Delta blues is not only one of the oldest forms of blues music, it is among the most stylistically distinct and technically rewarding to play. In this video guitar lesson from YouTube user deltabluestips, you'll learn how to use Delta Blues-style in open G. While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all the more to learn. Get started using Delta blues-style picking...

How To: Play a finger picking pattern on the acoustic guitar

Do you dream of standing on stage in front of millions of fans with a guitar in your hand? You could make this dream come true, if only you could play the guitar! This guitar tutorial series from Robert Renman teaches you the basics of guitar playing along with a few beginner and intermediate techniques. You can learn how to play an easy finger picking pattern over the chords C, A minor, D minor and G7 on the acoustic guitar. This pattern is a great way to arpeggiate chords for more variety i...

How To: Use a Merle Travis-style picking pattern

Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head and hands with his series of free video guitar lessons. In this installment, you'll learn how to play acoustic guitar with a Merle Travis fingerpicking pattern employed in songs like "Landslide," Dust in the Wind," "Helple...

How To: Start chicken picking

This video lesson introduces a basic philosophy on chicken pickin' or country playing. For country guitar playing, you don't need to use much in the way of effects, just a tiny bit of reverb and compression. Country isn’t dependent on one set of scales, like rock or blues. To play country, you must play over the chords much like a bluegrass or jazz player. It is no coincidence that many country players are also jazz players and vice versa. Every chord has different lines, chord shapes, or rif...

How To: Make lock picking tools

Found your calling Mr. Locksmith? Need a fresh set of lock picking tools? Using household items, this conning how-to video will show you how to make lock picking tools from scratch. Follow along and learn how easy it is to create lock picking tools to be a regular old con artist. Make lock picking tools.

How To: Master guitar picking and strum patterns

Check out this instructional guitar video and master guitar picking and strum patterns. Learn a few basic techniques as the instructor silently guides you along the learning process of guitar picking. This video is great for electric guitar enthusiasts. Watch this video to improve your guitar playing skills. Master guitar picking and strum patterns.

News: Lego Lock Picking Robot

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How To: Pick a lock

This is a lock picking video which demonstrates how to pick a tumbler lock. Of course the only way to really open locks is to practice. But this is the basic info to picking locks. This lock picking tutorial also covers security pins and clear instructional animations to demonstrate. Learn how to pick a lock and use this video to understand lockpicking, security pins, skill tension, and bump keys. See all about how to pick a tumble lock & understand lock security pins.

How To: Pick a warded lock

In this lock picking tutorial video series, I explain and demonstrate how to pick warded locks. Warded locks can be identified by the unique keyway they have. Warded locks use a very simple design. This allows the lock to be inexpensive and minimizes jamming from dirt and grime. Use these lock picking videos to learn how to pick a warded lock.

How To: Pick any lock easily

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to pick a lock. The material required for picking a lock is a tension wrench and pick. Begin by inserting the tension wrench into the bottom left slot of the lock. Put some pressure on the tension wrench as you pick the lock. Now place the pick into the lock hole and experiment with it. Continue fidgeting and raking the pick in the lock hole until the lock opens. This video will benefit those viewers who have lost the key to their lock, and would like...

How To: Make guitar pick earrings out of credit cards

We've all heard of and seen guitar pick earrings. They're really rock'n'roll and show you've got an indie, alternative edge to your style. But sometimes we need to use those guitar picks for, well, guitar picking, so is there any other way to get the same look without sacrificing our guitar picks?

How To: Pick a padlock and understand how it works

When picking a padlock, the only part you need to worry about is the part where the key goes into the lock. The locking mechanism has pins attached to springs. The key pins are on the bottom and the driver pins are on the top. The key turns when the pins of different heights are separated, flush and aligned. Stick a tension wrench into the keyway and put pressure on it. Take a pick to push the rest of the pins up until they are flush with the shear line. Stick the tension wrench into the bott...

How To: Pick single-pin locks

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to pick single-pin locks.

How To: Successfully bypass padlocks with a lock pick

For lockpicking, there's tension wrenches and lock picks. There's all kinds of tensions wrenches (or spanners) out there, you just need to find the right one for you and it's best if it were stainless steel. The lockpick should also be stainless steel. To bypass padlocks, all you need is the lock pick though, and it's simpler than you think. With a delicate touch and a little practice, you'll be lockpicking like a pro in no time. Next you'll be picking Master locks, deadbolts, door locks, bik...

How To: Hold your guitar pick for different types of chords

In this how-to video, you will learn how to hold your pick in different ways for certain styles of guitar playing. You must have a pick and guitar. Hold the pick between your index finger and thumb. Feel free to modify the way to hold it so that you are comfortable with it. For strumming, keep your picking hand loose. This will allow you to comfortable strum up and down. For picking chords, relax your picking hand and allow the pick to be slightly more perpendicular when picking. For shreddin...

How To: Crack a master lock (not pick) to get the combo

Just like the title says, learn how to crack a master lock. Not pick the lock (picking a master lock will not get you the combo). You don't need any special tools to crack this master lock- all you need is the right technique. Crack master locks for fun only - don't use this for illegal purposes. Great trick if you lose your combination to your master lock. All you need is a little math. Learn how to hack a master lock with this lock cracking tutorial.

How To: Do basic fingerstyle exercises to practice fingerpicking

In this video, we learn how to practice fingerpicking with basic fingerstyle exercises. First, position your fingers so the third is picking the thinnest, the second is picking the second, and the third is picking the third. The thumb should be picking the thickest string on the guitar. Now, start to pick going from your thumb down to the bottom finger. You may have to look at your fingers as you go down, but once you have practiced this, you will get a feel of how to play. When you fingerpic...

How To: Pick locks

Getting started lock picking? This how-to video gives a simple overview of how to begin picking locks. You will need a tension wrench, a c-rake, and a pick. Watch this video conning tutorial and learn how to pick locks.

How To: Pick a master lock number 5 and 3

Check out this instructional conning video that demonstrates how to pick a master lock number 5 and a master lock number 3. Follow the simple instructions outlined in the video and learn to pick master locks. First you're going to need a standard tension wrench, and some type of picking tool. Soon you'll be lock picking like a pro.