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Shredding Acoustic Guitar

Heavy Metal Meets the Acoustic Guitar

By Joshua Craig Podolsky

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Guitar - Advanced; Intermediate
Heavy Metal Meets the Acoustic Guitar. Composed by Joshua Craig Podolsky. Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction; Technique Musicianship. Shredding Styles. Acoustic; Metal; Rock. Book and CD. 64 pages. Alfred Music #00-41486. Published by Alfred Music (AP.41486).

Item Number: AP.41486

ISBN 9780739099032. English.

Tap into the purity of the acoustic guitar while you put the pedal to the metal and SHRED! Master shredder Joshua Craig Podolsky covers all the most important techniques and concepts, including shred rhythms, how to develop speed and dexterity, scales and fingerings, patterns and sequences, arpeggios, chromaticism, and tremolo picking. He also provides lots of fun examples, licks, and etudes to play in standard music notation and TAB. Easy-to-read neck diagrams make learning scales and arpeggios effortless. Joshua's approach encourages the player to focus on technique, phrasing, and other musical concepts that might otherwise get lost when playing a distorted, effects-laden electric guitar. The accompanying CD features inspiring demonstrations played with jaw-dropping speed. Shredding Acoustic Guitar is a must-have for any serious shredder and will lead you to pure and straightforward shredding on the acoustic guitar that will impress musicians and audiences 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

"Joshua Craig Podolsky's book gives players at all levels the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of theory and also discover some new things. Josh's book will play an important role in helping young guitarists to develop their own unique style as players and songwriters."---K. K. Downing (Lead guitarist, Judas Priest)

"Josh is an extremely versatile guitarist and captivating songwriter. This book lays out the methods he uses to help guitarists at any stage become more proficient at their craft."---David Ellefson (Bassist, Megadeth)

About the Author
An in-demand session musician, teacher, composer, and producer, Joshua Craig Podolsky has performed on numerous recordings, with over 36 million albums sold. He is the frontman for his group The Alien Blakk, and has performed live and recorded with top artists including Rob Halford, 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 to perform and compose solo acoustic guitar music, new music for The Alien Blakk, and video game soundtracks.

  • About the Author 
  • Acknowledgements 
  • Introduction 
  • The 11 Rhythms 
  • Using a Metronome 
  • The Rhythms 
  • 11 Rhythms Chart 
  • Rhythm Examples 
  • Essential Scales and Fingerings 
  • The Scales 
  • Scale Examples 
  • Sequences and Patterns 
  • G Major Sequential 
  • Sequences with a Traditional Latin Feel 
  • Sequences with a Latin/Fusion Feel 
  • Chromaticism 
  • Shred Etude (Solo Guitar) 
  • Shred Etude (Duet) 
  • Arpeggio Madness 
  • Tremolo Picking with One-String Modal Scales 
  • One-String Scales 
  • Tremolo Examples 
  • Conclusion 
  • Appendix 
  • Major Scale Theory 
  • Notation Key 

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