Alternate picking is a versatile skill to possess and is one of the essential core tools in any modern player's arsenal. In this course Al will teach you everything you need to know to start picking like the masters in no time!
If you've ever heard Al Joseph soloing (and if you haven't, where have you been?!), then you'll know that he's an absolute monster of a player both creatively and technically. Part of that is due to his technical ability to freely pick almost any line he can conceive in order to allow him to think creatively and express himself in his solos.
This masterclass is an insight into his way of approaching the subject of alternate picking, as he guides you through his 'beat subdivision' practising method in order to increase your speed, accuracy, rhythmic awareness and both mental and physical stamina on the instrument. Complete with 10 video lessons and 5 breakdown videos, this is your chance to sit down with Al and learn directly from the master himself!
Through 38 challenging exercises Al will have you progressing your ability to alternate pick using arpeggios, pentatonics, modal scales and even chromatics. These will help you gauge and test your current skill level and show you what needs to be done to take your picking up a level!
Next up comes 10 powerful phrases created by Al to show you how alternate picking can be used to create interesting soloing ideas. These will allow you to take your new skills out of the practising room and onto the stage by applying them to real world examples. These will prepare you for your final challenge...
A final full solo rounds off this masterclass by giving you 7 jam packed pages of incredible TAB to study and master (the TAB booklet for this whole package clocks in at a whopping 107 pages!). This last solo takes everything you've learned so far by combining multiple approaches and concepts in one stream of awesome guitar lines, combining it in context with other essential techniques and playing ideas to create an epic solo that will give you something to aspire towards!
As ever, we have included everything you need to practise and perfect the material in this package. There are video and audio tracks for you to watch/listen and study, accurately transcribed TAB/notation for you to analyse and master, and backing tracks for everything!
So what are you waiting for? Is it time that you finally dialled in your alternate picking technique? Click that 'Buy Now' button and let Al help you reach those picking goals!
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