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These book contains everything you need to master metal guitar playing!
Increase Your Fret Hand Stretching. Learn the fret hand posture you need to instantly increase your stretching on the neck! Follow that with the serious stretch workout and you will be playing insane runs in no time!
Learn How To Warm-Up Properly Before You Play. There is a lot more to warming up than playing a few of your favorite licks. I will show you good muscle stretches and exercises that will help you feel ready for some serious practice or performance.
Develop Exceptional Coordination. Having problems syncing your hands together? Not anymore! The book contains an excellent routine for coordinating your hands and then creating your own ideas.
New To Sweep Picking? The sweep picking chapter contains an excellent grounding for beginners and intermediates. Then continues on in Level 2.
Two Pick Hand Workouts To Build Endurance and Speed. Possibly the most important aspect of playing riffs is the picking hand. These 2 workouts will give you all the speed you could ever want and unlimited endurance! This method is tried and tested by me and many of my students.
Progress Sheets. At the back of the book you will find 2 progress sheets, one for speed and one for endurance. Simply fill them in each time you practice and you will really start to see improvement!
What Does A Drummer Have That Most Guitarists Do Not? A Great Knowledge Of Rhythm. Well fear no longer as throughout the 3 Riff Training courses you will understand subdivisions and displacement better than most guitar players!
Level 1 covers:
• The 8 most common subdivisions
• Combining subdivisions to improve your timing and awareness
• 2 rhythmic tables for creating your own grooves
• A whole section on rhythmic displacement. If you don’t know what rhythmic displacement is then you are missing out an excellent composition tool.
• Practice Suggestions
Performance: The book contains two 2 hour practice routines specifically for the metal guitar player. Everything you need to practice is in the book!
The book finishes with 2 metal tunes/studies for you to apply all you have learned.
The learning continues with book 2 of the Riff Training series!
Over 200 pages containing hundreds of exercises and routines, you will never run out of ideas again!
Pick hand speed and endurance workouts. These new workouts will push your picking to new levels of speed and control.
Advanced coordination exercises. The exercises in this section will dramatically improve your pick hand skill and coordination between the hands.
Legato workout. This workout will improve your speed, control and timing.
Four note per string exercises. 4 note per string playing takes years to master, this book gives you practically everything you need to master the art.
Sweep picking. Over 30 pages full of 5 string arpeggios, multi string sequences, combinations, inversions, sweep tapped arpeggios… everything you need!
Dozens of arpeggios, triads, sevenths and ninths.
Entire chapter on tapping. This chapter covers basic exercises to tapped scales, arpeggios, coordination exercises and much more.
New rhythmic exercises and application ideas. Quintuplets, Septuplets, advanced subdivision exercises, grouping and displacement ideas. Your timing and rhythmic understanding will improve massively with this book.
Four practice pieces and 40 licks. 2 pick hand practice pieces, 2 sweep picking pieces and dozens of licks using all techniques covered in the book.
Scales, arpeggios and practice ideas. The book is rounded off with the modes and arpeggios of the major, melodic minor and harmonic minor scales. This is followed by pages of practice suggestions and examples.
This Book Will Give Any Guitarist Years Of Work And Creative Practice!