Tap into the purity of theacoustic guitar while you put the pedal to the metal and SHRED! Mastershredder Joshua Craig Podolsky covers all the most important techniquesand concepts, including shred rhythms, how to develop speed anddexterity, scales and fingerings, patterns and sequences, arpeggios,chromaticism, and tremolo picking. He also provides lots of funexamples, licks, and etudes to play in standard music notation and TAB.Easy-to-read neck diagrams make learning scales and arpeggioseffortless. Joshua's approach encourages the player to focus ontechnique, phrasing, and other musical concepts that might otherwise getlost when playing a distorted, effects-laden electric guitar. Theaccompanying CD features inspiring demonstrations played withjaw-dropping speed. Shredding Acoustic Guitar is a must-have forany serious shredder and will lead you to pure and straightforwardshredding on the acoustic guitar that will impress musicians andaudiences alike.
* Loads of scales, modes, patterns, and sequences designed specifically for the acoustic guitar
* Amazing arpeggios and licks
* Lots of acoustic shredding tips
* Blazing chromatic lines and etudes
* Tremolo picking with one-string modal scales
* How to develop speed and dexterity
"JoshuaCraig Podolsky's book gives players at all levels the opportunity toenhance their knowledge of theory and also discover some new things.Josh's book will play an important role in helping young guitarists todevelop their own unique style as players and songwriters."---K. K.Downing (Lead guitarist, Judas Priest)
"Josh is an extremelyversatile guitarist and captivating songwriter. This book lays out themethods he uses to help guitarists at any stage become more proficientat their craft."---David Ellefson (Bassist, Megadeth)
About the Author
Anin-demand session musician, teacher, composer, and producer, JoshuaCraig Podolsky has performed on numerous recordings, with over 36million albums sold. He is the frontman for his group The Alien Blakk,and has performed live and recorded with top artists including RobHalford, Coolio, Xzibit, Motograter, Christina Aguilera, and Dr.Dre---as well as members of Megadeth, Fear Factory, Testament, KISS,White Zombie, Whitesnake, and Type O Negative. Joshua continues toperform and compose solo acoustic guitar music, new music for The AlienBlakk, and video game soundtracks.