Eric Barnett's Guitar Lessons

Eric Barnett

Eric Barnett brings a high level of skill to Guitar Tricks and he teaches some of the most difficult techniques and songs on the site. Check out his sweep picking lessons and metal tutorials - if you dare!

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Introduction to Sweep Picking

In this tutorial, Eric Barnett gives you the essentials of sweep picking, to get you started on this rock and metal guitar technique. We'll go through what sweep picking is, the right and left hand functions, and detailed exercises on both and how to put them together.

Published: 11/09/2010 Upgrade
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Advanced Sweep Picking I

In this tutorial, Eric Barnett takes you up into advanced levels of sweep picking. Picking up where he left off in "Introduction to Sweep Picking", Eric will show you how to embellish 5 string shapes in a couple of different ways, how to sweep tap, and moveable shapes.

Published: 11/09/2010 Upgrade


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Fallen Angel Poison

In this set of lessons, Eric Barnett will teach "Fallen Angel", by Poison. Eric will give a song synopsis and take a peek at gear and tones before he launches into the opening riff. Next is the intro melody, followed by the verse; then we'll go to the pre-chorus and the chorus parts. The various lead lines follow; then we'll learn the bridge before we take on the main solo and the outro solo. We'll end with a play along and a jam along.

Published: 10/08/2015 Upgrade
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The Source Eric Barnett

The Source is a beautiful and powerful instrumental guitar piece composed and performed by the instructor himself, Eric Barnett. In this tutorial, Eric will dissect his composition for you, showing you the structure, chords, voicings, and soloing techniques and approaches- plus some of his "compositional intent" behind the song.

Published: 12/22/2009 Upgrade
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Whiskey In The Jar Metallica

In this tutorial, Eric Barnett will teach you "Whiskey in the Jar", as made famous by Metallica. Eric will introduce the tune and go over gear and tone, then dig into the verse and chorus rhythms before he gets into the 1st chorus, then the bridge. The 2nd and 3rd choruses are next followed by a 3rd guitar part, then we're into the solo rhythm and solo. We'll look at the harmony guitars, the breakdown, and the outro before we do full and 1 guitar play alongs, then we'll do a jam along.

Published: 06/26/2014 Upgrade