#1
Does anyone know of any books for helping towards technical virtuosity? I guess book on shred and stuff but something a little better than "learn how to shred for beginners". Thanks.
#2
troy stetinas speed mechanics for lead guitar is awesome.
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#3
stetina books stink
i think the best way you can learn "virtuosity" is by looking at what other players do & then find info on that

it's not easy,it will all mostly depend on your determination & dedication
#4
Yeah I was never fond of Stetina books myself, but it's different for everyone.
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#6
i thought they were good...meh
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#7
Ive got a copy of the speed mechanics for lead guitar, and personally I think it's a great book. But thats all down to personal preferance. Try getting a copy of that and taking a look at that, if not look for someone who has it and borrow it to see what you think. Rock discipline is also a great one.
But someone said above me is to look at some artists which play the kind of stuff you want to be playing and look into their styles and all. That would be one of your best bets.
Good Luck
#8
if it's pure technique you're looking to improve (as well as learning how to practice), go with Speed Mechanics...mind you, it may be a bit advanced
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#9
i guess it depends what he means by "technical virtuosity" to me that would involve all techniques of the guitar...not just alt picking which the stetina book mostly focuses on

but what about the other techniques??
honestly i don't think theres a single book that will actually teach you anything,if you want to play fast all you have to do is practice...observing really is the best way of learning anything,observe then try.
i also think it's more important you learn about phrasing & dynamics than speed...speed comes with repitition,phrasing & dynamics from feeling
#10
SM actually has a section on creative soloing and ear training, so it's very well rounded

however, "Melodic Control" by Marty Friedman is a great instructional in that it focuses more on how to bring out your creativity in your soloing
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#11
yea i also watched that, it is probaly ure best bet
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