Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Monster Licks-Speed Picking Frank Gambale|
Actor: Frank Gambale
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Gambale demonstrates his technique with diatonic scales, pentatonic scales, arpeggios, and triads, playing each slowly and then at lightning speed. DVD special features include tuning segment, video performance with Allan ... more »
Why didn't he teach me this in the first place?!
Howard L Lambert | Lemoore, California United States | 01/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"maybe I'm jumping the gun, but the way Frank speed picks scales is messing up my tried & true alternate picking (that I learned from his Chopbuilder video!). There is a disclaimer in the booklet saying "there is a slight trade off" by using his technique.
Instead of constantly alternate picking scales, he also uses small, 2-string "sweeps" to get to each next string. Maybe this will be benificial in the long run, but right now this technique is messing me up when I play some of the alternate picking licks I already know. I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel that assures me the time spent learning all this new stuff is going to make what I already know much faster.
however, the arpegios section, in which he sweeps several strings at a time, are good. I know because I had already mastered some similar "sweeps" prior to buying this DVD and they integrated seamlessly with my alternate picking.
The lessons are well constructed/taught and the video is very professionally edited.
I suppose the jury is still out...I can always edit this review, so I'll get back to you."
Another Master Teacher
kondor,kondor | Ca | 10/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Frank Gambale is not only an excellent teacher but is also a touring and playing musician. His style of teaching is precise, balanced, and very thorough. When I first started using this of course it was slow going, but just as he taught, it became natural and effortless once I caught on. It is full of gems of new ideas and arenas I had never known existed in the world of guitar playing. It stretched my knowledge and playing ability to a new level I had not even considered before. It doesn't matter what style guitar you play this will be an additon into your minds encyclopedia of guitar knowledge."
Musique Fann | Great white North | 01/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I see Frank Play with brilliant artists such as Ckick Corea and Holdsworth, he really contributes a ton of what he has in him to the music as a whole. His brain cutting speed incorperated into wide arpeggio sweeps and giant scalar runs can just about swipe your memory! I've always wanted to know exactly how he did those things and the DVD is what I've been looking for.
The way that he teaches keeps you very interested. It's great for anyone whos looking for mega shredding ability. Even if your not a Gambale fan Its still well worth getting because you can take what he's given you and bend and twist it into fitting what you do.
If you are a Gambale fan or want to be chek out:
1.Chick Corea: live at montreux(DVD)
Some of the best Gambale playing(in my opinion)