Summary of my pages dedicated to learning and recording musical exercises. My goal is always to complete all exercises included in textbooks or instructional DVDs. One day, I would like to play like my idols listed below.
- Arpeggio Madness: Insane Concepts and Total Mastery by Rusty Cooley:
- Conquering Dystopia by Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow: (Completed!)
- Fretboard Autopsy Level 2 by Rusty Cooley:
- Keyboard Curriculum by Jordan Rudess:
(Currently in progress)
- Kiko Loreiro's Creative Fusion:
- Steve Vai: my favorite songs
- My original sound tracks: http://motifsbyvincent.blogspot.com/p/my-original-sound-tracks.html
Support from Seymour Duncan:
One of my greatest achievements so far is receiving support from Seymour Duncan. They provided me with great Jeff Loomis Blackouts signature pickups. I really appreciate their interest in my musical development.
Check the advanced riffs for the John Petrucci's competition: Match the Master
Here is the complete list of my competition submissions:
Riff 01: https://youtu.be/BaU1XaTVXPc
Riff 02: https://youtu.be/AdYVzHhRlnc
Riff 03: https://youtu.be/DhcSZpOi26g
Riff 04: https://youtu.be/F8-tmXGWLcA
Riff 05: https://youtu.be/jTTGxD9ZMbs
Riff 06 https://youtu.be/ePsxpEG-t-Y
Riff 07 https://youtu.be/FYzQGb7QlN8
Riff 08 https://youtu.be/Xk6Edc-lRlc
Riff 09 https://youtu.be/o70_P2pjTXY
Riff 10 https://youtu.be/_j6KU1yeexQ
On the competition website, my channel is available under the following URL:
Conquering Dystopia: http://conqueringdystopia.com
I started this project in May or 2016. My plan was to learn all songs from the Conquering Dystopia album. In May 2016, I recorded Ashes Of Lesser Man. This very technical composition by Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow was quite a challenge:
Shredding Solos from Destroyer of Dreams (July 2016)
I will be posting all videos from Conquering Dystopia on my dedicated page:
On July 31 2016, I completed my Conquering Dystopia project. I learned and recorded all 11 songs.
Today, my covers of Conquering Dystopia songs have been posted on ProgSphere and Truth In Shredding websites. Thank you !!!
June 6, 2016
Today, I received from Seymour Duncan a great gift: Jeff Loomis signature pickups, a signed picture by Jeff Loomis and a t-shirt.
This is a great day for me. I'm delighted that Seymour Duncan liked my covers of Conquering Dystopia music.
I'm so excited to be recognized by Keith Merrow and Jeff Loomis (conqueringdystopia.com).
Fretboard Autopsy by Rusty Cooley is a great resource for learning how to play fast through all modes. I created a separate page for documenting my progress.
Here is an example of my first improvisation exercises:
My YouTube channel features other advanced exercises:
8 String Guitar Exercises
Ionian shapes 1 - 8
Dorian shapes 1- 8
Jamming with my brother Liam
This is my first recording with my brother Liam who plays bass guitar. We had a lot of fun.
So far we have been practicing individually from the Metal Rhythm vol 1. and 2 books.
This time, we felt that we can use the backing tracks and play together.
I'm learning from these great books and DVDs.
I spent months learning advanced techniques from the books and DVDs listed below. I will be recording videos showing some of the exercises I've learned from these fabulous guitar players.
Extreme Lead Guitar by Jeff Loomis
For this resource, I created a separate curriculum page. I'm planning on learning and recording all exercises from the Extreme Lead Guitar DVD.
Arpeggio Madness by Rusty Cooley
... many other resources...
I'm learning from these great books and DVDs
Rock Discipline by John Petrucci
Complete Mode and Diagrams by Rob Silver
Currently, I play the following instruments:
Dean ML 8 string
Schecter Demon 7 string
Yamaha Pacifica 6 string
Fender Mustang Multi-effect pedal