Yngwie Malmsteen – Guitar Instructional
Oct 14 2014
Often described as a fusion of neo-classical, metal, rock and blues, Yngwie Malmsteen’s incredible style has influenced guitarists the world over. Yngwie has recorded numerous albums, been featured in every major music magazine, and performed several international concert tours.
Now, for this first time, get a close up look at Yngwie’s amazing technique as he shows you arpeggio and scale sequences combined with many of his favorite licks and classical phrases. Yngwie also teaches excerpts from his compositions and performs several awe inspiring demonstrations.This long-awaited DVD by a truly world-class guitarist also comes with a PDF printout showing all examples in standard notation and tab. If you’re a Yngwie fan, this is definately the DVD for you!
The DVD is rather fast paced and is basically a collection of fast riffs, Yngwie style. If you already have chops, and you like Yngwie’s Neo-Classical shredding style, then you should be able to learn and assimilate the licks. As a sidenote, there is a section in which Yngwie shows some “bluesy” licks.
For those that like theory, Yngwie identifies the context in which he plays the licks, for instance identifying the chords he would play the lick over and the keys in which he would play each lick. There are licks using several different scales, such as Harmonic Minor and Diminished. And, as you can guess from listening to Yngwie, he loves scalar solos although he does use arpeggios liberally as well.
A beginner or less experienced guitarist will have to think long term and will need to start very slowly using a metronome or some other timekeeping device, but once the licks brought up to speed, that person will have strong shredding skills.
In this video Yngwie instructs us that he can play really fast. Even when he does a slow version of one of his classic, ball shredding arpeggio sequences, Yngwie is still playing really fast!
But by far, the highlight is the “Blues” section. To hear Yngwie play the blues is literally breathtaking. Surely the likes of Robert Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Richie Valens would be rolling over in their graves to hear such a bombasticly splendid addition to the blues lexicon.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG2 NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR
Audio: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 3.5 Gb