This superb DVD is a new and unique way to have fun, study and jam all at the same time. The DVD contains three top quality backing tracks, and can be approached in two ways, first you can "JAM" with the tracks flying solo, experimenting with different ideas, licks and solos. Alternatively you can trade solos with Michael, drawing inspiration from the ideas and techniques used in his solos.
Learn five tracks note for note, guitar lessons by Michael Casswell. This superb DVD will teach you five tracks from this highly acclaimed singer and songwriter… learn each track note for note! Lessons include; Bigger Than My Body, Neon, Slow Dancing In A Burning Room, Gravity, Stop This Train. Michael Casswell is a highly sought after freelance guitarist and producer. He has played and toured with many well known bands and artists as diverse as Brian May, Cozy Powell and Ronan Keating to name just a few. His playing can be heard on numerous film and TV soundtracks.
I’m Doug Marks, a Metal Method instructor and producer of the Speed Kills series. Michael and I began working on this program using the working title, “How to play really fast!” It is that, but so much more. For this program we really wanted to reveal Michael’s secrets, to dig deeper for these instructions. For example, one of the most basic shred techniques is sweep arpeggios. You’ve never heard his sweep secrets revealed to this extent before. It’s not just a matter of “rolling” your fretting hand. There are a series of moves happening with both hands.
Jam with guitar virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio! This DVD includes ten original tracks written by Michael Angelo Batio and Stuart Bull, recorded with Stuart Bull (bass) and Gerry Cunningham (drums) to help you develop your rhythm and lead guitar playing skills at your own pace. Michael plays a guitar solo for each song to inspire you and give you ideas on how to approach each track, then you get a chance to play. Following the riffs and chords is easy using the animated on-screen tablature while scales and mode suggestions appear in real time. over twenty licks and exercises were written by Michael to help with phrasing ideas and developing your technique.