German Schauss – Serious Shred: Advanced Techniques
Nov 18 2014
If you admire guitarists who combine killer technique with exciting musical ideas, the Serious Shred series is for you. Each title features lessons from renowned shredders and educators, and includes licks and examples in both standard notation and TAB – all combined in a book and DVD package for a complete learning experience. Learn what you need to know to become the best player possible, straight from bona fide shred virtuosos.
In this book, shred maestro German Schauss teaches advanced lessons on the whammy bar, speed picking, sweeping, tapping, modal interchange, exotic scales, and phrasing. With exercises to improve your sense of time, right-hand technique, and left-hand prowess, you will learn how to transfer the music that’s in your head into your fingers. The included DVD features live demonstrations by Schauss. If you want to master some else techniques like bending, vibrato, tremolo, tapping – the Glenn Riley Serious Shred Essential Techniques is for you.
There’s a ton of material presented, covering various topics. Alternate picking, sweep picking, hybrid picking, inside/outside picking, tapping, string skipping, arpeggios… things you might except in a book titled “Serious Shred.” However, there’s some nice surprises, such as vibrato bar tricks, rhythmic phrasing, slap/pop playing, chordal Hendrix stuff, and a very cool section on exotic scales. Highly recommended for teachers, students, and players looking to get into this style.
Advanced players could benefit from it too. Get this book and a metronome and you’re good to go.
This book is one of the best, if not the best, source of advanced techniques to help take your shredding skills to new heights. There is something for every guitarist within these pages. Even if shredding isn’t the style of playing you seek, you will glean many new ideas and concepts to increase your knowledge base.
German explains everything simple and clear. Very well constructed lesson and comes with dvd and tabs and music.
Running time: 02:37:00
Video: MPEG2 720×480 (4:3) 29,970 fps 6418 kbps
Audio: AC3, 48,0 KHz, 2 ch 224 kbps
Size: 3.91 Gb