Beginner Guitar Lesson 3: Beginner Scales & Alternate Picking by Peter Vogl will cover beginner techniques for both the left and right hand. Alternate Picking involves striking the string with downwards and upwards motions. Peter will share some drills and tips to help you learn this picking technique. Learn how to alternate pick allows you to play faster and requires less effort. We'll also take our first look at guitar scales. We'll learn the E Blues Scale, G Major Scale, A Minor Scale, and the Chromatic Scale.