Arpeggio Madness composed by Kevin Dillard. For Guitar. Guitar Method or Supplement; Technique Musicianship. Book & CD. 96 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.32662).
Have you ever wondered how your favorite guitarists can play endless streams of notes that always sound like they fit the song? The secret is arpeggios, or "broken" chords that are played one note at a time. Arpeggios can turn simple chord progressions into shred guitar masterpieces. Arpeggio Madness breaks down the art of playing arpeggios and even analyzes the styles of guitarists who incorporate them into their playing, including guitar gods like Paul Gilbert, John Petrucci, Randy Rhoads, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and many others. Learn techniques like hammer-ons, pull-offs, tapping, string skipping, and sweep picking, and see how to visualize patterns on the fretboard so you can play arpeggios effortlessly. Designed for intermediate to advanced guitarists, this book increases your speed, fluidity, and fretboard knowledge to help you develop your own personalized arpeggio style. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.