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Glenn Riley's Serious Shred: Essential Techniques (48-page Book & DVD)
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, renowned guitarist and educator Glenn Riley teaches you everything you need to know to become a great shredder. Riley helps you master techniques like bending, vibrato, tremolo, tapping, pinch harmonics, sweep picking, legato playing, fingerstyle, and more. With crystal-clear instruction, Riley will guide you on your way to masterful shred playing. The included DVD features live demonstrations by Riley.
Rock Soloing Strategies for Guitar (96-page Book & CD)
Note: The content of this book is identical to Rock Lead Guitar Solos.
With over 20 lead guitar solos in the styles of legendary players from the 1960s to the present, it covers a variety of sub-genres, including hard rock, Southern rock, heavy metal, and contemporary progressive rock. A complete analysis of each solo is included to break down relevant chord progressions, scales, techniques, structure, and other key elements. This book takes an intelligent and thorough approach that sheds new light on rock guitar soloing and provides you with fresh strategies to apply to your own playing. A CD demonstrating all the examples in the book and for playing along is included.
Rock Lead Guitar Solos (96-page Book & CD)
Note: The content of this book is identical to Rock Soloing Strategies for Guitar.
The Ultimate Guide to Playing Great Leads
This book contains over 20 lead guitar solos in the styles of specific legendary players spanning from FM radio of the 1960s and 1970s to American and British heavy metal of the 1980s and contemporary progressive rock. A complete analysis of each solo is featured, discussing relevant chord progressions, techniques, structure and other key elements.
Jam Guitar: Rock (48-page Book & CD)
Play-Along Tracks for Improved Improvising
Jamming, or playing music in a free and spontaneous way, is what this book is all about. Jam Guitar: Rock will help you develop your own voice on the guitar. It provides backing tracks for you to solo over in a variety of rock styles - classic, hard, southern, funk, blues and more in an assortment of keys. You will be prepared for real jam sessions and live musical experiences.
When improvising, there is a whole world of theory, technique and vocabulary to draw from. This book makes it easy for you, with essential tips and tools to get you jammin’ right away!
A CD containing backing tracks is included.
Progressive Rock Guitar (96-page Book & CD)
From the second half of the 20th century into the new millennium, some bands have stretched the limits of rock. The great progressive rock artists of the world such as Yes, King Crimson, Queensryche, Dream Theater and Symphony X have expanded the possibilities, exploring elements of classical, jazz and other styles while maintaining the excitement and edge of rock. This book provides a look at the inner workings of this music, providing the tools and inspiration you need to create your own progressive rock sound. You’ll learn fascinating chords, odd time signatures, metric and harmonic modulations, exotic scales and advanced guitar soloing concepts.
Finally, here is guidance for the guitarist who’s ready to rise above and beyond the confines of simple rock ‘n’ roll and push the boundaries where few dare to go. The CD demonstrates the examples in the book.
7-String Guitar - by Tobias Hurwitz & Glenn Riley (48-page Book & CD)
An introduction to Heavy Rock Styles
Learn the styles and get the sounds of the most impressive rock artists ever to use a seven string guitar. This book covers the characteristics of four of the most important tunings, with related chord forms, rhythm guitar riffs, scales, and licks. You’ll learn the significance of each tuning and the reasons different artists use them.
The practices of some of the heaviest rock bands from the 1990s to the present are explored in light of the capabilities of seven-string guitar, and this book includes plenty of usable riffs, licks, and solos emulating their styles. All music is written in both standard music notation and TAB.
The CD contains all the music featured in the book.
Shred Boot Camp - by Tobias Hurwitz (72-page Book & CD)
Illustrated by Jesse Smolover
Featuring: Tobias Hurwitz, Michael Angel Batio, Dave Martone, Glenn Riley, Kurt Bell and Chris Rainier on guitar.
Shred Boot Camp is the first comic book of its kind: a complete book and CD package that guides you through the adventurous journey of saving the human race by performing heavy metal pyrotechnics on your guitar—all while teaching you to shred like a pro! As you conquer your way through this five-week workout, you’ll be exposed to the most challenging licks from The Shred Squadron.
CAUTION: Shred at your own risk—the world is depending on you!