#1
I'm almost 100% sure that this is the wrong place to ask this, but I don't know this site well other than the Pit and the Metal forum. So, here it goes. I'll move this if it's a problem. I've been extremely interested in this guys playing style, and I'd actually like to learn the style a little bit. I just don't know where to start. Does anybody have any tips on where I SHOULD start? I'm lost.
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#3
Um...

This is basically asking about where you should start when it comes to beating Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris in a 2-on-1 fight.

That said though, nothing is impossible, though this'd go better in the blues/jazz/fusion forum and/or the technique forum.
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#4
I know of at least one book he's written which explains his mental chord voicings.
#5
The interesting thing about Holdsworth is his desire to make the guitar not sound like a guitar at all, he strives to play lines like a sax player hence all the legato playing involved. Interestingly his legato technique is different to regular legato in that he uses all hammer ons, including when he descends [where you would normally pull-off]

Check out Marshall Harrison on YouTube he has the Holdsworth technique pretty nailed and shows you a few things, also Brett Garsed I think you will really enjoy also.

Happy practicing, it's probably one of the toughest guitarists in history to imitate
#8
If you really want to learn... ignore Marshall Harrison. His lessons are almost complete garbage, good as demonstrations of the application of the technique but terrible if you actually want to learn to do it.
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#9
Yeah, I don't get much from a lesson which says "This is bad legato" (makes sound A) "This is heavy metal legato" (makes sound A again) and "This is Holdsworth, proper legato" (sound A again), as well as "You don't just pull off" without explaining what you're supposed to fucking do instead. Terrible lessons.
#12
Thank you everyone for the info, it's greatly appreciated!
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