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5.0 out of 5 stars
The bible for Lead players but you have to put the effort in, 1 April 2003
Well, what can i say about this book? It is a great book for a fairly proficient guitarist looking to improve his/her lead technique. If you are a beginner i would suggest getting to an intermediate level of proficiency before buying. I would advise using a metronome with this book, it is mentioned several times about using metronomes to build speed. There is no theory as it is all about the mechanics of playing guitar. This book will help you if you put in plenty of practise starting from the beginning of the book which concentrates on the fretting hand and then detailed exercises on the picking hand whilst incorporating fretting exercises with the picking exercises, this will prepare you for the next section where you get to put it all together by learning 'The flight of the Bumblebee' which you will only be able to play if you have studied and learnt most of the other exercises at speed.
The only downside to this book is that one section is on sweep picking, but it doesn't tell you directly how to do this technique, but it's easier to show someone than explain i guess.
Overall it's a great book which will help you if you know how to use it and not rush through everything!