#3
Nope, He's probably just out to grab your monies.

If you want to shred do it the old fashioned way;
Metronome+Practise
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#4
No.Its probably him teaching various techniques that shredders usually would use but getting them clean and fast is the tough part.it takes more than 6yrs sometimes!!
#5
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Nope, He's probably just out to grab your monies.

If you want to shred do it the old fashioned way;
Metronome+Practise

This is good.

But Andy James is an incredible player, but I don't know how well he teaches.
#6
the only way someone can shred in six weeks is if they already knew how to shred before they bought the video.
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#7
He's incredibly overrated IMO. Yes, he can shred. Damn well. But his music is average and I don't like his voice.
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#8
I for one, disagree and find it completely plausible to shred cleanly in six or around six weeks, as long as your an intermediate guitar player and not a flat out beginner.

You would need a pretty intense practice schedule and you'd have to stick to it, but if you ask me its completely plausible.
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#9
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Nope, He's probably just out to grab your monies.

If you want to shred do it the old fashioned way;
Metronome+Practise

This

is the only easy way to learn to shred.

Even after watching an instructional video, you are still going to be practicing those exercises in front of a metronome.

There only other way to build speed would be to mess around for years.
#10
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I for one, disagree and find it completely plausible to shred cleanly in six or around six weeks, as long as your an intermediate guitar player and not a flat out beginner.

You would need a pretty intense practice schedule and you'd have to stick to it, but if you ask me its completely plausible.
Well, the problem here is there's no real set definition of "shredding".
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#11
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This is good.

But Andy James is an incredible player, but I don't know how well he teaches.


He is very good teacher, a top one. I highly recommend his lessons. I didn't try this particular set, but I bet his first words will be that it's not literally "six weeks" material.
#12
Maybe. If it's sweeping.
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#13
I wouldent say its possible to learn to shred in 6 weeks. But i got the "learn to shred in 6 weeks" aswell as the "Metal rythm in 6 weeks". You might not shred in 6 weeks but you learn a great lot .

Every week have a look at 1 of the 5(?) positions of the pentatonic , blues and natural minor scale . Aswell as sequences in those positions . Then aswell 1 lesson in a tech . week 1 = vibrato , week 4 = Arpeggios , tapping and legato. week 5 = extended arpeggios . week 6 = octave licks .

Then each week they take a look at 3 licks of a special metal guitarist ( and the last 3 weeks 4 licks ) week 1 = Zakk whylde , 2 = Pual gillbert , 3 = Dimebag Darrel , 4 = steve vai , 5 = Yngwie malmsteen , 6 = John petrucci.

Maybe it dosent teach you to shred in 6 week . But you will learn loads from it and if you practise enough it will reward you with good tech . I havent had time yet to do it , still on week one since i lack time to practise and im not all that good at soloing . But i will do it .
#14
Well I've tried it, it certainly didn't teach me to shred in 6 weeks and I'm an intermediate player (4 years). It taught me some useful runs using different scales and some cool licks, some I already knew but there were definitely some new ones. There are some good backing tracks to practice to as well. I'd say if you have the cash lying about and want to learn some more interesting runs, go for it, if you're looking to become a 'shredder' in 6 weeks....... *points to door*

Edit:
Forgot to mention, i didn't think much of his left hand fretting technique, he neglects his pinky a lot, which if you mention to him on his youtube videos he'll defend viciously
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#15

if you mention to him on his youtube videos he'll defend viciously


It would get kind of annoying. I mean, he's already talented enough as a guitarist, what ever he does obviously works well for him.
#16
Oh yeah absolutely, I wasn't saying anything against it, it clearly hasn't held him back.
I do wish he'd at least demonstrate with the correct fingering or mention something about it, y'kno?
#17
I tend to think all the instructional lessons that contain time limits to be a money scam.
#18
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I tend to think all the instructional lessons that contain time limits to be a money scam.

Some would say scam where others would say effective marketing.

Most people who desire anything (wealth, power, fame, guitar mastery) - are strongly drawn to the easiest ways of getting there.

So you put a short time frame on it - or better yet - make it easy if you just knew the 5 "simple secrets" that nobody else knows.

People do pay attention -> Half the battle already won for the seller.
#19
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He's incredibly overrated IMO. Yes, he can shred. Damn well. But his music is average and I don't like his voice.


you know the voice in lick library and the like is put on, he sounds nothing like that in real life its really weird.
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#20
Quote by i am iron man

Edit:
Forgot to mention, i didn't think much of his left hand fretting technique, he neglects his pinky a lot, which if you mention to him on his youtube videos he'll defend viciously

He's got very good reason to "neglect" it (which I am not going to mention here) and he is monster of player, still developing quickly, even at his level. He's got teacher talent as well, which is rare.
#21
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He's got very good reason to "neglect" it (which I am not going to mention here) and he is monster of player, still developing quickly, even at his level. He's got teacher talent as well, which is rare.


iv always wondered why he rarely uses his pinky in passages, did he break his hand as a child or something?
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#22
Of course it works. Play for a few years, put in some hours of practice, and learn to shred like a god. Then, buy the lesson and OHMYGOD YOU CAN SHRED
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#23
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Some would say scam where others would say effective marketing.

Most people who desire anything (wealth, power, fame, guitar mastery) - are strongly drawn to the easiest ways of getting there.

So you put a short time frame on it - or better yet - make it easy if you just knew the 5 "simple secrets" that nobody else knows.

People do pay attention -> Half the battle already won for the seller.



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