Technical prowess is at the core of being a true shredder, and this book will help you build and maintain the monster chops you need to shred with the best of them. Develop your speed and fluency with picking, arpeggios, intervals, tapping, sweeping, and a variety of legato techniques. Choose one workout from each section every day, and your technical development will accelerate beyond your wildest dreams. On the video, German ""Lightspeeder"" Schauss demonstrates each example with accuracy and speed while clearly explaining his approach in a friendly, accessible style. Through the mastery of extreme metal technique, you'll be able to bring the music that's in your head to life on the guitar---without limitation!
About the Author Classically influenced shredder German Schauss has taught at Berklee College of Music and LA Music Academy. He endorses Parker Guitars, Bogner Amplification, DiMarzio, DR Handmade Strings, Dunlop, PreSonus, Native Instruments, and Morley. A composer, performer, and educator, Schauss is a five-time recipient of the ASCAPLUS award. The July 2008 issue of Guitar World magazine listed Schauss as one of the fastest guitarists of all time.
This classic self-teaching guide covers the technique and theory of all the popular styles of guitar playing. The book provides illustrations to simplify finger positions, and shows how to buy a guitar; build chords; read guitar music; and master many styles of playing.
You've learned the basics of guitar, so now it's time to explore new styles and techniques to help you become a well-rounded and more knowledgeable player. With The Guitar Style Resource, you will be exposed to a variety of musical influences that will help you create a unique, original, and exciting sound. Using examples based on actual songs, you will learn the essential elements of various styles. Learn about important players and understand what goes into creating a great guitar part. Dig in and explore new concepts that will unleash your inner musical potential. The included CD clearly demonstrates the musical examples in the book.
* Explore a wide variety of styles from rock and reggae to classical and funk * Learn about the styles and recordings of pioneering players * Master techniques such as fingerstyle, palm muting, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and bending * Covers acoustic and electric guitar technique * Includes sample licks and tips on soloing
(Fretted). If you play rock, blues, country, pop, soul/funk, heavy metal, jazz, or folk, here are all the strumming and picking patterns you need. Over 150 patterns and nearly 100 rhythmic grooves help you cover any musical situation. Styles are cross-referenced. The book includes tablature, music, and acess to online recordings of every pattern, plus tips on equipment and effects.
At long last, the secrets of David Garibaldi's groundbreaking funk/jazz fusion drumming techniques are presented in this innovative book and CD. Whether you play rock, heavy metal, jazz or funk, you'll learn to incorporate Garibaldi's contemporary linear styles and musical concepts into your playing and develop your own unique drumset vocabulary. 64 pages.
In the latest instlment of the bestselling Giants of series, Giants of Metal sets out to teach you the techniques and secrets of the masters of the genre. Here, 20 songs written in the styles of the most influential figures in metal - from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Iron Maiden by way of Soundgarden, Metallica, Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit - are transcribed in full, together with extensive performance notes and tips. Complete with a CD containing full backing tracks for each song featured inside, Giants of Metal is all you need to conquer the world of metal guitar.
Some of the most brilliant and virtuosic music of all time was written during the baroque, classical, and romantic periods by composers like Beethoven, Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Chopin. Many of these exciting musical works are perfect for shredders of any era and take on a whole new life when adapted for heavy metal guitar. This collection of 10 classical masterpieces for shred guitar provides theoretical analysis to help you apply what you learn to your own compositions and soloing. Every piece features innovative techniques and ideas to shed new light on these timeless compositions and stretch your playing to new limits. The accompanying CD demonstrates all of the examples, along with backing tracks at different tempos to help you practice and get you on your way to mastering this challenging repertoire.
Located in the west of Japan and surrounded by the sea and mountains, Sasebo has developed rapidly in the late 1900s as a U.S. Navy base and shipyard town. To rediscover and introduce the city's allure, Japanese photographer Osamu Matsuo, who was born and grew up in this unique town, started his "Sasebo Project" 3 years ago. For the third installment of this project, HEAVY METAL presents more than 50 portraits of shipyard workers and photos of shipbuilding factories.