#1
Hi, I've only been playing guitar for a few months and was wondering if I should consider buying:

Speed Kills 2
Speed Kills 3
&
Speed Lives

They are DVD lessons by Michael Angelo Batio. They help with appregios, sweeping, speed, ect. but I dont know if they are right for me because I have been playing for only about 6 months. Help?

Thanks. =)
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#2
No, make sure you've got the basics down before you go looking to shred.
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#3
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No, make sure you've got the basics down before you go looking to shred.


+1. Get the basics down and get into theory.
#4
Don't be so quick to say no- there are lots of exercises on each of the MAB dvd's that start with basic techniques that a beginner can use.

Don't limit yourself to just these lessons though. Check out www.metalmethod.com if you haven't already. For $150 you get the entire basic course (which is a great place for you to be right now and can be purchased separately for $75 or so. Covers absolute beginner through advanced, with theory), Classic Metal Licks, and the entire Speed Kills series (SK1, SK2, SK3, and Speed Lives). It is a lot of material and very well put together and presented professionally. It will keep you practicing and learning for quite a while, and you will see marked improvement in just a few months. If that seems steep, figure out how much it would cost to have a two hour private lesson every day.

I own several Metal Method dvd's and pretty much every MAB dvd. I am completely satisfied, and it has cost me nowhere near as much as if I had been taking private lessons for the last 6 months. Which means I have more cash for new gear
#5
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Don't be so quick to say no- there are lots of exercises on each of the MAB dvd's that start with basic techniques that a beginner can use.


By basics I mean things like basic theory; chord construction, barre chords, open chords, the notes of the fretboard, that sort of thing, not just some hard alternate picking ideas that would be good for anyone to practice.
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