Kevin Dillard - Intelli-Shred
Kevin Dillard Intelli-Shred PDF. Kevin Dillard introduces a book allowing experienced guitarists to take their playing to an entirely new level. Intelli-Shred offers an in-depth look into the mechanics and concepts behind those amazing guitar solos by legendary artists like Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads, John Petrucci, and others. Guitarists learn the theory behind melodic modal shapes and arpeggios and various techniques for applying them in solo playing.
The exercises and etudes serve to challenge and motivate while simultaneously building strength, speed, dexterity, and knowledge of the fretboard. The CD included demonstrates all the examples in the book.
This is a book for the experienced guitarist/musician looking to raise their playing to greater heights. The exercises in it are often crazy, boggling the fingers and the mind - extremely challenging, but the cd is helpful. Dillard explains things in a very relaxed fashion often dispursed with a little humor.
First of all, you can't be a beginner with this book (and it says so). This is a book for the experienced guitarist/musician looking to raise their playing to greater heights.
It is much more than a collection of shredding licks, it helps you understand what's going on and create your own stuff. Explanations are clear, with a lot of diagrams.
This book is one that is mostly removed from jamming riffs, but has a lot of excercises that work on picking, odd finger sequences, arpeggios and repeated sequences. It has some very good recommendations for practice routines (time scheduling for efficiency and focus) and applications to specific styles of music. This book requires dedication to achieve the desired outcome of truly independent finger dexterity for all styles of lead guitar playing. It focuses on the technical aspects of finger coordination required for ultimate flexibility in lead guitar mastery. There are lot of abstract concepts here, but if you understand, you will progress quite a bit if you really practice and dedicate yourself to learnig this material.
Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). 96 pages