Speed and Technique

Skill Building Guitar Course from Brad Henecke

Technique is extremely important to playing in any style of music. Perfect technique combined with blazing speed can take your playing to a whole new level.

12 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.


Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

Brad Henecke demonstrates and explains exercises designed to develop your technique.


Series Introduction

Brad introduces his Speed and Technique series.

1:15 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Picking and Timing

Brad Henecke covers proper picking technique and gives a basic lesson on notes/timing.

6:10 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Picking and Downstrokes

This lesson is all about the downstroke. Brad discusses technique and shows you how to pick in different rhythmic groupings.

5:20 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty



Brad covers the proper way to perform an upstroke.

4:16 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Alternate Picking

Brad Henecke covers alternate picking and how it can speed up your guitar playing.

5:00 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Alternate Picking with Upstrokes

Brad Henecke presents alternate picking exercises that start with an upstroke.

3:26 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Sweep Picking

Brad explains the basics of sweep picking in this fun speed building guitar lesson.

9:00 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Economy Picking

Brad explains the basics of a technique called economy picking.

5:33 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Series Review

Brad provides a brief review of this series. He gives information regarding why technique is so important.

2:00 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


String Skipping

Brad covers proper string skipping technique and gives you some exercises that will speed up your playing.

8:10 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Hammer-on / Pull-off

This lesson is all about improving speed by applying hammer-ons and pull-offs. Learn some exercises that sound great and boost speed.

11:27 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Hammer-On Lick

Brad Henecke demonstrates a speed building lick that makes heavy use of hammer-ons.

0:00 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty

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  • Greeley, Colorado
  • Playing since 2001
  • 96 lessons at JamPlay
Brad Henecke was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on May 5th of 1963. He has been a fan of music for as long as he & his family can remember. You could always find him running around the farm wailing on his cardboard guitar, pretending to be a member of the rock band KISS. Additional inspiration came during his first concert when he got the chance to see Boston & Sammy Hagar in the early 1970's.

This opened up a whole new world of rock and roll music for him; his parents noticed his growing interest in music and enrolled him into guitar lessons when he was 13.

From there he jumped into two years of lessons at a local music store in Cedar Rapids. After discovering Eddie Van Halen, Brad knew that the guitar would always be a part of his life. He took his love throughout the city as he played as a pit musician & jammed at parties for friends.

This made him thirsty for more. He enrolled classes at Kirkwood Community College & also took lessons from the one & only Craig-Erickson (www.craig-erickson.com).

His love for music landed him a gig opening for Molly Hatchet in Cedar Rapids with a band called "Slap & Tickle". He has also played in the Greeley Stampede show for quite a few years with "True North".

Brad is currently playing in Greeley, Colorado with a rock band titled "Ragged Doll." They play a wide variety of music with an emphasis on classic rock from the 60's to present, with Brad playing electric guitar in the five piece lineup.

He currently jams on his all-time favorite guitar: a Paul Reed Smith Custom 24. Beyond guitar, he plays also plays drums & bass guitar. He has also been known to thrash a banjo from time to time. He is still actively playing & passing his 31 years of playing experience on to others (you!).
Reviews & Feedback 55/100 with 67 ratings

And of course I liked the teacher too: Thank you Brad - this is a very good lesson - cool, well structured and full of transparency. The only question I got is: Why do you call those scales be shown on the board: A Major / Minor? As far as I fi


So far, a well thought out and perfectly sequenced set of lesson plans. I would share this with any beginner thus far.


Thanks for going back and reviewing basics.Very I formative.