Drill #46 – John Petrucci Warm Up Exercise

CLICK HERE for Tabs Nate shows you a variation on a great John Petrucci warm up exercise from the book Rock Discipline. This exercise focuses on string skipping, alternate picking, stretch, finger independence, and finger dexterity control. If you only have a few minutes to warm up before playing guitar, this is a great choice … Continue reading “Drill #46 – John Petrucci Warm Up Exercise”

Drill of the Week #38 – Finger Roll A Shape Sweep Arpeggios

CLICK HERE for Tabs Ahhhh ARPEGGIOS! Love ’em or hate ’em, sweep arpeggios are an attention-getter and a sure-fire way to add flash to your solos. Sometimes, there are multiple notes on the same fret – but lined up one string after the next. So, you should NOT bar these. Barring will create a bunch … Continue reading “Drill of the Week #38 – Finger Roll A Shape Sweep Arpeggios”

Modes for Guitar – Example in Dorian

Nate discusses what it means to play in a mode. Great guitarists such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and John Petrucci all make use of the modes in various ways. This is an introduction to music theory and modal theory videos that Nate plans to post shortly. Questions? Send them to richards@richardsguitarstudio.com.  

Drill of the Week #8 – Speed Lick in E minor

Nate shows you a great shred guitar lick – similar to licks used by Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Joe Satriani, and Kirk Hammett. Tabs linked below. CLICK HERE for Tabs¬†–¬†Link will open a new blog window. Click link again to view. (For best video quality, click “watch on youtube” on bottom of screen – allow … Continue reading “Drill of the Week #8 – Speed Lick in E minor”

RGS Teacher Eric Matelyan plays Dream Theater

At 36 seconds into this video, you will be rendered speechless…….  

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