segunda-feira, 16 de agosto de 2010
Michael Angelo Batio - Speed Kills 2
This is the follow-up to the legendery shredder's bible "Speed Kills". Instead of being more difficult than the originalit's actually more approachable
Speed Kills 2 begins with an the amazing six-minute live performance of Rain Forest from Michael's No Boundaries CD (above). Then, the program is divided into two sections. The first half is all about warm-up. These exercises are easy to learn but challenging to master. They're guaranteed to increase finger dexterity and picking speed. One of the exceptional aspects of this approach is the unique combination of alternate and sweep picking explained here.
Part 2 covers the many aspects of Michael's unique style. Although he's known for his incredible speed, this isn't just about speed. He teaches jazz phrases in the style of Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt and explains how these masters have influenced his music. In these twelve exercises he not only teaches you the different styles that have influenced his playing but also explains how to apply this to your own music.
But you expect even more from Speed Kills 2 don't you? You won't be disappointed. Michael throws in several "hyper-speed" exercises that will keep you in your room shredding until you're a better guitarist. Isn't that what you really want?