Best Shred Instructional Videos?


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Gman400
06-23-2006, 08:14 PM
The kind where they show you different techniques and the most useful ones, such as different picking styles and such. Also the kind where they show you tons of great excercises and good ways to build up speed.

NOT the kind where they sit there for 30 mins playing 30 NPS and then saying "Yeah that's usually what i do."

Oh yeah, mention good books to, not just videos.

PooKoo
06-23-2006, 08:19 PM
Paul gilbert!!!!!

Gman400
06-23-2006, 08:24 PM
Ehh...can you name the videos/books, please?

Neon Knight
06-23-2006, 08:25 PM
Two ones I'm intrested in getting

Melodic Control: Marty Friedman
Rock Discipline: John Petrucci

ukdudeinuk
06-23-2006, 08:26 PM
For sure PooKoo! Paul Gilbert rules as a teacher, because he explains the usefulness or purpose of the thing he plays for you without the theoretical stuff, other than maybe the key, since it deters some players. He goes far enough to say that this is a picking lick or more for your left hand or whatever. Then he plays everything at all sorts of speeds, but always hyper speed at some point, which is good entertainment, and at least for me it helps keep the interest.

Edit:Ive seen Intense Rock 1 and Terrifying Guitar Trip, both by Paul Gilbert. I highly recommend both.

PooKoo
06-23-2006, 08:44 PM
terrifying guitar trip ftw

DUP3R
06-23-2006, 08:46 PM
I have Yngwie Malmsteen's REH Video and book.

It helps...alot.

Night_Lights
06-23-2006, 09:32 PM
i have Yngwies dvd called 'Play loud!' its japanese i dont know if you can get it in the USA

apocalypse13
06-23-2006, 10:39 PM
Yeah, Paul Gilbert ftw

Melodic Control by Friedman is great, but not for exercises, more for theory and improv than anything.

pavan
06-23-2006, 10:42 PM
Yngwie's stuff is useless.

metalmaster362
06-23-2006, 11:08 PM
for technique JPs rock discipline and for theory/improv marty friedmans melodic control

garden of grey
06-24-2006, 12:12 AM
Jps rock discipline is supposedly great, but right now im more into classical, kinda on my own paganinis not gonna help me :)

DUP3R
06-24-2006, 01:41 AM
Yngwie's stuff is useless.

Oh please, explain...

TimmyPage06
06-24-2006, 02:00 AM
Honestly, even watching onle a few Paul Gilbert videos on youtube and google video.. I have to buy those videos, I learnt soo much.

Stratwizard
06-24-2006, 03:05 AM
PG's Intense Rock 1 & 2 ftw.

IMO Melodic Control was crap.

Scorzerci
06-24-2006, 04:05 AM
^I didn't learn too much from Melodic control either, but that might just be because I have next to none theoretical knowledge and I don't know exactly where the notes are on the fretboard:(.

Resiliance
06-24-2006, 04:20 AM
The kind where they show you different techniques and the most useful ones, such as different picking styles and such. Also the kind where they show you tons of great excercises and good ways to build up speed.


Oh, you mean the kind I hate and learn absolutely jack-**** from... :(

Mad Marius
06-24-2006, 04:29 AM
Bullshit, nobody really learns anything from instructional videos. You might pick up an extra cool lick or two, but other than that, people watch em just for the show, to see their favorite guitarist in action.


EDIT: Yngwie. I must have watched his REH video a thousand times, simply because it's cool to watch, while from an instructional point of view that video is worthless.

Resiliance
06-24-2006, 04:30 AM
Bullshit, nobody really learns anything from instructional videos. You might pick up an extra cool lick or two, but other than that, people watch em just for the show, to see their favorite guitarist in action.

Those crappy technique videos yes...

But if you're saying that about stuff like Scott Henderson's Melodic Phrasing, you're dreadfully mistaken.

Evil_Empire24-7
06-24-2006, 07:57 AM
This Is The Way I Do It (The Ultimate Guitar Workshop On Improvisation ) - John McLaughlin
REH Instructional Video - Allan Holdsworth
Melodic Phrasing - Scott Henderson
REH - Al Di Meola

Cocnut Rag
06-24-2006, 08:16 AM
Two ones I'm intrested in getting

Melodic Control: Marty Friedman
Rock Discipline: John Petrucci

you can download rock discipline off of limewire

well thats where i got it

Neon Knight
06-24-2006, 09:23 AM
you can download rock discipline off of limewire

well thats where i got it

and what about the tab?

on topic: not a vid, but my teacher has a WICKED book written by Frank (pwns your ass) Gambale, its rather good.

Matt_Malmsteen
06-24-2006, 10:29 AM
I've got this Shawn lane video, I don't know if it's really an instructional video but he explains alot, I also have Melodic Control, both off google video and they help me, not for technique really but more about how approach things.

Neon Knight
06-24-2006, 10:57 AM
I've got this Shawn lane video, I don't know if it's really an instructional video but he explains alot, I also have Melodic Control, both off google video and they help me, not for technique really but more about how approach things.

I think I've seen that video, hes actually a good teacher, unlike some other players (Malmsteen and George Lynch), can you hook me up with a link to it, or the name of the video i can find it my self.

Thanks in advance :cheers:

Freepower
06-24-2006, 10:58 AM
This Is The Way I Do It (The Ultimate Guitar Workshop On Improvisation ) - John McLaughlin - is it worth the money?

I love the Shawn vids, but you really have to absorb Shawn's viewpoint on his licks before they make sense. Its a interesting look at the physical elements of what you can do and what few think of.

Other than that, i like rock discipline, melodic phrasing, and exotic metal guitar.

PG's vids seem like lickfests to me... however funny.

~1954~
06-24-2006, 11:28 AM
Al Di Meolas self titled instructional DVD is pretty good, he goes through the types of scales he uses, like the Dominant 7th Diminished, and there's plenty of Right hand technique help too. He's so good at improvising its unreal! but its all on acoustic guitars, which might not appeal to Shredders.

Resiliance
06-24-2006, 11:56 AM
He's so good at improvising its unreal! but its all on acoustic guitars, which might not appeal to Shredders.

Uh... And why not, might I ask?

We're not like the blues elitists, you know. I challenge you to find one regular who doesn't like acoustic guitars. :)

Evil_Empire24-7
06-24-2006, 02:15 PM
- is it worth the money?no foolin' , it's John McLaughlin :).

Freepower
06-24-2006, 02:19 PM
^ yeh, well, frankly, Power licks isnt that great, and it's Shawn Lane. But it doesnt cost hundreds of dollars!

paddyo
06-24-2006, 02:26 PM
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=14743
That may help although I have no first hand expierience of the DVD myself.:)

Freepower
06-24-2006, 02:33 PM
Lol, no i've read all the reviews, i just want to hear some first hand accounts by people i know. I wont buy it either way. *shrug*

paddyo
06-24-2006, 02:35 PM
:p: Figures...Ah well.

Evil_Empire24-7
06-24-2006, 02:46 PM
well it's a 3 dvd set but as u like :)

Matt_Malmsteen
06-24-2006, 03:31 PM
I think I've seen that video, hes actually a good teacher, unlike some other players (Malmsteen and George Lynch), can you hook me up with a link to it, or the name of the video i can find it my self.

Thanks in advance :cheers:

I just checked and they haven't got it anymore bro.

DaddyTwoFoot
06-24-2006, 03:58 PM
Rock Discipline has some really good exercises for right hand, left hand, and coordinating them together, and some good things to help spice up rhythm playing.

eXor
06-29-2006, 05:01 PM
Yngwie's stuff is useless.
Oh please, explain...
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NevermorePsalm
06-29-2006, 05:09 PM
Those crappy technique videos yes...

But if you're saying that about stuff like Scott Henderson's Melodic Phrasing, you're dreadfully mistaken.

saw it coming

splice
06-30-2006, 12:52 AM
yeah you guys!

apocalypse13
06-30-2006, 01:12 AM
saw it coming
rofl you can see it coming long before he posts it :haha

The UG Squirrel
06-30-2006, 04:09 AM
Best instructional EVER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_tuLEmWccM

Midnight 260
06-30-2006, 04:20 AM
Speed Kills by Angelos a great video...kinda wankage most the time though, he's an excellent teacher when he's actually teaching though.

The Intense Rock videos are great for learning. Terrifying Guitar Trip was good, but no on screen tab, kind of a nuisance, made you rely more on ears though.

I really enjoyed the Art of Guitar by eric Johson, better than the art of sex in my opinion

Resiliance
06-30-2006, 05:43 AM
^Well it comes with a booklet...

Not that you'd know if you've downloaded it, which I'm 90% certain of...

Midnight 260
06-30-2006, 04:00 PM
i bought it on VHS at some yard sale, no booklet came with it, it was like a copied video

Gman400
07-04-2006, 11:21 PM
I searched Intense rock and terrifying guitar trip on amazon and there's only a VHS tape version for both of them. Is there a dvd available anywhere? I don't want to revert to the caveman quality of V....H....S....god it even sounds ancient! No really my tape player is broken.

lit1219
07-05-2006, 01:41 AM
any of the metal lead guitar books and dvs contain most of that sh**

redaxe
07-05-2006, 04:21 AM
I find I don't learn anything from any instructional vids, I really need a live teacher to help me. But I would have to say I enjoyed Marty Friedman's Melodic Control (and how he was talking f'ed up on drugs or something lol). The Guitar Legend of Jason Becker had some good fun parts to watch including Becker's insane dexterity (I mean who can sweep like that man?).

nish
07-05-2006, 02:23 PM
i've got the John Mclaughlin improvisational DVDs. If anyone can play all of it, i'll eat my guitar. all 3 of them.! its totally amazing. he shows you what scale to play if the chord is G7 flat 5 sharp 9 etc. there's twelve chapters and i cant get past chapter 2 yet. its crazy. and its all clean - no distortion! i got the three DVDs for free coz my uncle knows John personally so thats always a good thing! :D

Freepower
07-05-2006, 03:35 PM
^ nice.

Has anyone else noticed that "playing scales over chords" generally consists of simply filling in the chord tones to produce a scale and then naming it correctly?

Resiliance
07-05-2006, 04:53 PM
Uhm...

Duh?

:p:

Freepower
07-05-2006, 06:18 PM
^ thats exactly my point. :p:

nish
07-06-2006, 01:41 PM
^yeah but thats a bit boring if you just play those notes. that's where chromatics come in :D

ILoveHarmonics
07-06-2006, 02:00 PM
^And playing substitutions.

Midnight 260
07-06-2006, 04:05 PM
i personally use a three note scale for every chord i play over

Resiliance
07-06-2006, 04:18 PM
^Oh, I generally throw in about 17.

nish
07-06-2006, 05:43 PM
3 notes gets boring after a while, try groupings of 5 and some diatonic runs like the legendary shawn lane.

shred masta
07-06-2006, 05:58 PM
I rather have a video that inpsires me to keep on playing guitar. It makes me wanna work harder at it

Midnight 260
07-06-2006, 06:26 PM
3 notes gets boring after a while, try groupings of 5 and some diatonic runs like the legendary shawn lane.


i was reffering to just doing mindless arppegios over teh chords....