The Wizard Of Shred Video Blog

Enjoy over 100 free lessons 

Shred Lesson - Metal Guitar Techniques

December 1, 2011
Shred Lesson
Classical ideas



Scroll down to see the tabs

This is a great alternate picking exercise. Performing the frequent string shifts can be a challenge but if you persist and refuse to give up, you will get them down. Remember to practice slow and with precision. Keep working at a pace where it feels effortless and easy - and speed will follow naturally.


Shred Lesson



"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. "

Ken Venturi


 

Neo Classical Sweep Lesson - Metal Guitar Techniques

November 24, 2011
Neo Classical Sweep Lesson - Metal Guitar Techniques


Scroll down to see the tabs

In this example I use only two basic arpeggios: The tonic and the dominant chord in the key of A-minor. I alternate between the G# Diminished arpeggio and the A-minor arpeggio in different inversions across the neck. Practice slow and with precision. Keep working at a pace where it feels effortless and easy - and speed will follow naturally.


Neo Classical Sweep Lesson







"Go big or go home. Because it's true. Wha...

Continue reading...
 

Classical Sequencing Lesson

November 17, 2011
Classical Sequencing Lesson


Scroll down to see the tabs

This piece is pretty straight forward. It's a combination of two well known sequences used in a lot of classical music. Notice that I use sweep picking to play the diminished arpeggios in the end. Practice slow and with precision. Keep working at a pace where it feels effortless and easy - and speed will follow naturally.


Classical Sequencing Lesson


"Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you ...

Continue reading...
 

How to develop your own unique sound, part 2

February 8, 2011
How to develop your own unique sound, part 2


Scroll down to see tabs

The amazing tone of the Mongolian swamp ash

When you go shopping for the amp or instrument you want, try your  best to forget about what others say. Really listen and be open. Be honest about what you like and don't like. And if you can't hear or feel the difference from a $200 instrument to a $2000 instrument, then that $2000 instrument can't be for you. And paying for the difference is insanity if you get zero value out of it...

Continue reading...
 

How to develop your own unique sound

February 1, 2011
How to develop your own unique sound


Scroll down to see tabs

Why do you want your own sound?

Now why is such a technical aspect part of "Zen shredding?" Because there's a hidden agenda behind the need to create your own unique sound or tone. Why does it have to be unique? Why would anyone want to sound differently from others? And why is it that we're often repelled by copy cats and people who sound like someone else? It's because being unique, special or significant is part of a basic human str...

Continue reading...
 

4 simple ways to become super confident

January 24, 2011
4 simple ways to become super confident


Scroll down to see the tabs

How someone with no skills can take away the prize

When I was in high school I participated in a guitar contest. I was, by far, the most skilled guitarist in that school so I was pretty confident that I would win. But my anxiousness caused me to perform at a very low level while another guy with half my skills went completely berserk on stage. He didn't care that he couldn't play very well, he just did everything he could to sou...

Continue reading...
 
Bookmark and Share

 

3 free instructional videos in your mailbox now
Receive free instructional videos, special offers, and great tools that are NOT posted on this Website. You can unsubscribe any time. (It's easy. Just reply and tell me you don't want my emails anymore) Get your first videos now

Value packed and risk free

You may unsubscribe at any time.

Read our privacy policy