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​Break your bad habits and jump start your playing:

How to divide your time

Are you feeling Stuck? Learn to structure your practice routine and guarantee progress.

Practicing a challenging song

Watch Kiko practice a difficult song and apply his tips to master your own challenging riffs or solos. 

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Keep yourself accountable and get peer support from a community of like minded guitar players.



I felt I was making some progress, but it was very slow and very boring at times to practice. I think I wasn't using my practice time as efficiently I could because I kept doing the same exercises from youtube everyday. I felt I was stuck not making much improvements.

Guitar Hacks helped me discover all of the weaknesses in my playing. It helped me practice more carefully, by examining the minor details that needed to be improved in my technique. I also overcame many of the speed barriers with the Out Of The Plateau approach.

I think my legato was helped the most. I never did the fundamentals to increase my articulation before, but after doing the legato practice I'm able to play legato notes much more clean and clearly.

I feel I am much better and faster after completing the Guitar Hacks courses. I know how to practice everything I need and I can improvise better. Practicing is fun now after seeing improvements almost daily!

I would recommend Guitar Hacks to anyone who is struggling to get better -- I think it is the best guitar course for more serious players.

Thank you, Kiko, for helping all us guitar players reach beyond our potential! I hope you do more courses relating to techniques and improvising!


I was doing very poorly, with no real grasp of the fundamentals, coupled with no game plan for how or what to practice. P

Guitar Hacks provided a focus on the fundamentals, coupled with a structured lesson plan. My alternate picking definitely improved and I'm moving forward on my journey as a guitar player.

It's a well structured course and Kiko does make himself available for questions through monthly YouTube streams.


I felt my playing was weak, with no focus: just noodling for hours without real objectives. With Guitar Hacks, I'm organized with lots of material to practice.

I saw the most improvement with alternate picking. I learned that I must organize my practice sessions to improve faster on the instrument.

I would like to see an ear training course from Kiko, that would be really appreciated!


I felt stuck, not truly motivated to practice, and just rehashing the same things. I lacked a comprehensive, step-by-step practice regime with concrete action items.

After taking the course, the fundamentals in all areas of guitar playing improved dramatically. Now I know what to practice each day and what to rotate in and out to keep things fresh. A virtuous upward spiral.

I saw the most improvement with strict alternate picking + sweep picking + legato. Economy picking comes naturally to me, so forcing myself to really practice strict alternate picking has actually been great. Getting better at strict alternate picking has also helped my economy picking and sweep picking. I knew the importance of legato, just never felt like practicing it seriously before.

I'm highly motivated and seeing improvements on a daily basis. And because I already have a practice regiment in place, more of my time can be devoted to learning/applying music theory and learning songs. I have tried many guitar instructional programs, but this is by far the best. Many great guitarists can't teach; many teachers aren't necessarily great guitarists themselves.

Kiko is the rare individual who is great at playing AND great at teaching. His mastery of all music styles (not just Metal!) is truly inspiring.

Brian Robert

One of the best guitar purchases I’ve ever made

What is unique about this course is that Kiko not only tells you “what” to practice but he shows you “how” to practice it. This is where most courses fail IMO. The program gives you exercises to not only build killer technique but tools to create music with! One of the best guitar purchases I’ve ever made! Obrigado Kiko and your team!


Stagnated. I can play tabs and was learning slowly, but never got to the point to where I could feel like I could just play. Little progress, practiced a variety of areas, but never felt that I was actually moving forward. Guitar Hacks provided a more professional trainer that actually enjoys teaching, explaining things better, and in a more logical way.

I have more overall focus on the things that were either overlooked, misinformed, or just not explained well previously. If I had to pick one thing I saw most improvement on, it would be left and right hand muting.

I have zero background in music or instruments, so I am very slow to learn this stuff. But I enjoy it and I can start to see progress in my playing. Kiko is a trusted teacher who enjoys teaching and comes from a wide variety of guitar styles. He's a professional who doesn't act like a snob and cares about his students. I love having tabs to follow along off-line.

I know when I teach someone about something I know very well, I tend to assume that they will understand it like I do. Not always the case, some are slow and need step-by-step, others catch on quickly. Overall, I highly recommended this course for all levels of students.


Before Guitar Hacks, I thought that I couldn't play guitar with a band or in any solo project -- I have severe problems with the metronome, precision and accuracy.

Kiko showed me a structured way of practicing and provided a guideline for everyday practice which helped from the very beginning.

I saw the most improvement on alternate picking and legato. I am gaining confidence and improving gradually.

Surfing around the internet and youtube wouldn't give any proper direction, but with Kiko, you will find a road map which you can navigate to become a master in Alternate Picking, Legato, Hybrid Picking, Sweep Picking and Tapping. With guided video and pdf lesson.

I wish all the best to Guitar Hacks and The magician, Kiko Loureiro.


I was overwhelmed by available options on how to 'improve' my playing. With an unlimited amount of resources (books, computer programs, online classes, YouTube videos) to learn from, it becomes an unsurmountable task to identify critical components and what to focus on to improve and maintain good technique.

Kiko distilled the critical pieces into a daily practice routine. He is an amazing player and an incredible, humble and charismatic instructor.

I saw most improvement with alternate picking, strings skipping and warm ups. I no longer feel blocked by overanalyzing options.

I know technique is only one aspect to being a Guitar Player, but I feel way more motivated. The Guitar Hacks program is simple, presented by a world-class guitar player who has a knack for teaching. I want to thank Kiko and all of the team behind Guitar Hacks for making the content accessible to the public.


Sweep vs alternate

1st exercise is already very effective. I had to focus on NOT sweeping those patterns and only use alternate picking.


I tended to go around in circles and always do the same exercises. I think I lacked technique and organization in my work sessions, I could not make certain connections between theory and practice without an organized program.

With Guitar Hacks, we know which steps to take to improve our technique, with an understanding of how to apply it with confidence. My alternate picking has improved the most. I feel more reassured, but I still have a lot to learn before creating connections with what I am learning and how comfortable I am playing it.

I love the program's way of organizing a practice session, moreover, the community is great to help us.

About Kiko Loureiro

Kiko has played guitar for over 25 years and has performed all over the world. He started teaching when he was just 16, and has given lectures, seminars and clinics in over 50 countries. He is co-founder of the acclaimed Brazilian heavy metal band Angra and is currently the lead guitarist of the legendary band Megadeth with which he won the "Best Metal Performance" Grammy Award for the  song "Dystopia".

Kiko is also a very experienced teacher, and throughout his career has produced five different instructional videos. Lately he released seven online courses in Portuguese, transforming the playing and musicality of over 3000 students. 

Kiko has also been an instructor as part of guitar camps from renowned musicians including Allan Holdsworth, Paul Gilbert and in 2018 was part of the lineup of the G4 experience with Joe Satriani.



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