Lick Library and Andy James have focused on the stunning techniques of virtuoso guitarist John Petrucci to bring you Quick Licks John Petrucci Progressive Shredding In Em (RRP £19.99 DVD).
Petrucci, a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater, is widely respected for his prodigious technique and a gift of engaging melodies. His stock in trade is his astounding ability to weave high-speed alternate picking around complex chord changes. Along with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, John has helped elevate instrumental rock and heavy metal guitar to a whole new level.
Andy James is the U.K.'s own shredder extraordinaire, lead guitarist with the band Sacred Mother Tongue and respected Lick Library teacher. He has created more than 40 killer licks in the style of Petrucci's guitar playing, which can be put together to make a solo that can be played over the backing tracks included on the guitar tuition DVD. The solo incorporates all the ferocious melodies associated with Petrucci's style of playing, in a well-thought-out, structured piece of music. Techniques covered in the guitar lessons are alternate picking, sweeping and string skipping. Andy breaks down each lick, showing you each note and explaining what he is doing as he plays. You can clearly see what each of his hands is doing at the same time, with the Lick Library spilt-screen presentation.
Once you have learnt these incredible licks, you can take them, use them in your own music and develop your soloing to a new level.