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Neoclassical Speed Strategies for Guitar - Paperback, Kindle, or PDF

Neoclassical Speed Strategies for Guitar

Paperback, Kindle, or PDF

Overcome the common hurdles of speed picking by analysing a true icon of shred guitar.

  • Master picking in the style of Yngwie Malmsteen to play any music… perfectly
  • Build incredible, efficient picking technique for insane speed and accuracy
  • Concise, effective picking drills form a direct path to speed-picking mastery



Master the Neo-Classical speed-picking system pioneered by guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen

  • • A definitive study of speed techniques and biomechanics for shred guitar
  • • A systematic guide to fast picking and string-change strategies
  • • Master the 9 principles of speed-picking as they’re dissected, analysed and applied
  • • Complete technical development through over 90 real-life musical examples and “In the Style of” Licks
  • • 18 original Yngwie-inspired Neo-Classical studies to build guitar technique and consolidate every essential speed-picking principle


Neoclassical Speed Strategies for Guitar

  • • Do you struggle to overcome the issues affecting your true speed potential?
  • • Do you need an authentic method to emulate the picking style of Neo-Classical guitar masters like Yngwie Malmsteen?
  • • Do you want to build flawless picking technique on guitar?
  • • Do you want to master a system built on innovative solutions to common problems?
  • • Are you worried that you may not be reaching your true potential?


Neoclassical Speed Strategies for Guitar is the result of 27 years studying Yngwie Malmsteen, of one of the most influential pickers in guitar history. These principles will help you develop perfect guitar technique for any style.

You’ll master picking biomechanics, technique, theory and hundreds of licks to turn you into a shred guitar monster.


Here’s What You Get:

  • • A complete guitar picking course that starts from the first principles of movement and works around your own unique body mechanics, illustrated in detail.
  • • A multi-faceted system used by some of the best guitarists in the world to build incredible, efficient picking technique and devastating speed on guitar
  • • Inventive exercises that combine shifting scale lines, sequences, single-string phrases and string-changing mechanics.
  • • Concise, developmental picking drills and studies forming a clear, incremental path to speed-picking mastery


Bonus One: A definitive section dedicated to Neo-Classical scale choice, theory and application

Bonus Two: 18 musical studies to build speed, fluency and Neo-Classical vocabulary


Are you Hitting a Brick Wall in your Quest for Ultimate Speed Picking on Guitar?

Speed is not about natural ability. It’s not about mindless practice, and it’s certainly not about luck. Playing fast starts with a method that will unleash your true potential.

Neo-Classical Speed Strategies for Guitar is about breaking barriers, systemising strengths, and helping you overcome the common hurdles of speed picking by analysing a true icon of shred guitar.

By understanding motion and mechanics, picking orientation and pathways, and by implementing strategies conducive to economical and effortless speed, you’ll break free of the issues that have held you back in the past.

Part technical compendium and part Artist style-file, Neo-Classical Speed Strategies for Guitar brings together mechanical solutions and stylistic vocabulary, with 93 musical examples ranging from drills to etudes.

All examples are delivered authentically in downloadable audio.

You won’t just learn to play fast on guitar, you’ll learn to pick perfectly… The Yng Way!

This product is not associated with or endorsed by Yngwie Malmsteen.


Ultimate Shredder Bundle (Xmas Special) - Instant Download or Stream (40% off til December 24)

Ultimate Shredder Bundle (Xmas Special)

Instant Download or Stream (40% off til December 24)

Chris' lesson packs have been the talk of so many students this year, but for those who want to scoop-purchase now and save, here's your chance!


Nearly 4 hours of video footage, over 50 pages of PDF material, backing tracks, theory lessons, tech tips and more. All files can be downloaded, or simply stream from your browser or on mobile device via the Gumroad app. For a limited time only.


The Ultimate Shredder Bundle contains:

* The Yng Way: Speed Strategies and Studies (RRP $44)

* Sweep Picking Systems for Arpeggios (RRP $35)

* 90 Day Sweep Picking Program (RRP $5) 

* Picking Systems for Pentatonic Scale (RRP $28) 

* The Master Plan album ($10)

* The Axis Of All Things Album ($10)


That's a genuine retail value of $132, on sale for $79.20 (save 40%)

 VAT applied where legally required.


The YNG-WAY, Speed Strategies and Studies - Instant Access

The YNG-WAY, Speed Strategies and Studies

Instant Access

We're proud to present the new lesson course from Chris Brooks. The Yng Way: Speed Strategies and Studies is a system that will equip with you the tools and knowledge to create blazing guitar lines and sequences using the speed picking system pioneered by guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen and several other notable neoclassical style players. Chris shares insights and revelations accumulated over decades of guitar playing and teaching, and it's all available for you to download right now.


After initially trying to play Yngwie Malmsteen licks with pure alternate picking in the 80s, it wasn't until the mid 90s that Chris Brooks realised something else was going on here. After completing 2 successful instrumental solo albums of his own, Chris began development on this project began in 2011 after some picking videos of Chris went viral on YouTube and caused a bit of a stir, and funny descriptions like "Sorcery" and "Black Magic" appeared in the comments. No, no magic. Just a system.


More than just pure alternate or pure economy picking, The Yng Way is a systematic hybrid of string changing strategies, scale layout, pick orientation and consistency in the way picking lines are executed: a true method to the madness.  "Speed Strategies and Studies" uses high quality video demonstrations and detailed transcriptions in both PDF and Guitar Pro to help you understand every facet of the system, beginning with a 20 minute video on the "Yng Way" picking system and what it takes to emulate this iconic picking style, even down to details about pick grip and hand positioning. The guess work has been completely removed!


At the heart of the practical material are 24 study lines that bring together shifting and positional scale lines, sequences, single string lines and string changing mechanics. And rather than stop there, the pack also includes a minor scale theory lesson, 6 guitar backing tracks, 13 development drills (video & TAB) for chop building, and a note-for-note transcription of the opening guitar solo. Total video running time is nearly 2 hours!


Getting your copy of Chris Brooks' new lesson course will put you on the fast track to understanding and mastering concepts that may take years to learn otherwise. It's your chance to study with a guitarist who has the playing experience and know-how to talk you through your system and demonstrate the results that are possible. This product is not associated with or endorsed by Yngwie Malmsteen.



Level: Advanced (or aspiring to be!)

Prerequisite: Best results will come to those who have some scale and picking experience.



Download: $44 HD (60 frames per second) or SD (30 frames per second)

Either product gives you streaming access if you choose not to download. You can stream via desktop, laptop, or mobile by downloading the Gumroad App.







Full contents:
Intro Solo + Suggested viewing order (Running time: 2mins)
The Yng Way Explained (Running time: 20mins)
13 Development Drills (Running time: 4 mins)
Study sequences: Descending (Running time: 48 mins)
Study sequences: Ascending (Running time: 32 mins)
Intro solo 1/3 speed (Running time: 6mins)
Supporting materials:
Development Drills: PDF + Guitar Pro (4 pages)
24 Study Lines: PDF + Guitar Pro (12 pages)
Intro Solo: PDF + Guitar Pro (4 pages)
Minor Theory Lesson: PDF (3 pages)
6 Minor / Harmonic Minor Backing Tracks (MP3)
Optional: Personalised Video Progress Consultation.
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If you're looking for the speedpicking secrets of Yngwie Malmsteen, look no further. Here, Yngwie Malmsteen's speed picking system and neoclassical scale chops go under the microscope in a system that will have you learning Yngwie's approach to speed, picking, pickslant, economy and alternate picking and more.
Sweep Picking Systems for Arpeggios (Download) - 2.6GB

Sweep Picking Systems for Arpeggios (Download)


Sweep Picking can be a powerful technique to execute rapid and smooth arpeggios in your solos. It's based on very simple and logical principles, but some of the key technical elements are often missed, overlooked, or even taught incorrectly, causing many players to abort, or persevere with less-than-awesome results.

You don't have to settle for ordinary any longer, as "Sweep Picking Systems for Arpeggios" will guide you through the 4 Technical Essentials of good sweeping, provide you with the methods to build 2-string triads into 6 strings and beyond, and equip you with the fretboard mapping to play arpeggios anywhere on the neck, with trouble shooting sections at the end of each main chapter.

Divided into systems, this course breaks the essential elements into Ascending, Descending, and Bi-Directional chapters, ensuring that you understand the key points applicable to each system before going into the next. There's also a Technical Essentials chapter, and the finale - a new Chris Brooks composition called "Conspectus" for you to apply almost every example taught throughout the video.

More details:

~ The four Technical Essentials of sweeping arpeggios
~ Pick grip and motion
~ Three picking systems explained
~ 38 picking drills for technique and arpeggio development
~ 11 etudes for applying the above
~ Chris’ personal preferences explained
~ 1 complete composition (Conspectus)
~ Full tablature and backing track for the above
~ 30 pages of PDF material
~ Video production script for “off computer” study
~ Filmed in 60 frames per second 720p
~ Multi-angle 
~ Slow and fast demonstrations

Best suited to:

~ Players who want the right foundations in their sweeping technique OR
~ Players who've already been sweeping but have issues getting to the level they desire


Price: $35

(2.6 BG, 60 frames per second video) 





90 Day Sweep Picking Practice Program - eBook

90 Day Sweep Picking Practice Program


This eBook is now included in the "Sweep Picking Systems for Arpeggios" lesson pack by Chris Brooks. There's no need to buy it as a stand-alone product any longer.


Designed to help you get the most out of your sweep picking practice, this guide takes you through a suggested 90-day program of 15-20 minutes of daily routines to master the techniques in a logical and achievable way.


Each part of the program tells you which exercises to use, how many repeats, suggested tempo and a clear picture of the progress you can expect.


The 13-page eBook does NOT contain the actual licks themselves, so please be advised to purchase the lesson pack "Sweep Picking Systems for Arpeggios" by Chris Brooks.



Picking Systems and Sequences (Penta Power) - video, tabs and backing tracks (HD 3.4GB / SD 1.8GB)

Picking Systems and Sequences (Penta Power)

video, tabs and backing tracks (HD 3.4GB / SD 1.8GB)

Picking Systems and Sequences (The Penta Power Series) takes you beyond Blues cliches (we need those too!) to introduce you to three different systems for creating fiery Pentatonic picking lines. Dubbing the three systems "Alteve", "Eco", and "Compound", Brooks demonstrates how picking approaches, fretboard "units" and strategised thinking can result in a whole new arsenal of lines for your rock, blues, metal and fusion pentatonic bag. There's also a picking primer to get you moving in a logical and thought out manner.


With clear explanations, close up shots and slow motion, Brooks' clean and logical approach to picking technique and musical application will be easy to understand, and then the work is up to you!


Package includes 68 minutes of video instruction, transcriptions in PDF and Guitar Pro, and five backing tracks used in the series. Available in versions optimised for varying levels of device performance from Tablet-friendly MP4 720p resolution to MP4 HD 1080p for faster machines and bigger monitors.


1080p HD for newer (dual core+) computers and larger display

720p SD for older machines or tablets


Price: $28 USD




The Axis of All Things album - CD or WAV / MP3

The Axis of All Things album

CD or WAV / MP3

THE AXIS OF ALL THINGS is the much-anticipated sophomore release by one of Australia's leading rock guitarists. Via the Funk/Fusion stylings "Transfiguration", the melodic shred of "The Axis of All Things" and "Feeding The Myth", the delicate acoustic of "Wisdom Rd", and soulful wailing of "Hammer's Heart", Brooks brings out his tastiest licks and his best songwriting, delivering a dynamic album that is rich in honesty, vibe, feel, and exhilaration! Enjoy in a darkened room, or blaring from your car on the open road. This album is an experience.


Features guest appearances by Brett Garsed (Farnham, Uncle Moe's, Nelson, Garsed/Helmerich), Rick Graham (UK's guitarist of 2011), Lord Tim (LORD, Dungeon), and Gordon Rytmeister (drummer for just about every important artist in Australia!).


Download includes lossless (WAV) and MP3 formats.

CD $12 + postage (calculated by region)

WAV / MP3 $10 - Instant Access


Stream all tracks:

The Master Plan album - CD or WAV /MP3 audio

The Master Plan album

CD or WAV /MP3 audio

"The Master Plan" is an amazing piece of work! Of course, the playing is world class which I didn't doubt for a second but the overall sound quality is really incredible"

- Brett Garsed


"... one of the strongest works I've heard in years!!!! The playing was really strong throughout. I love the tone, but the writing just blew my socks clean off!"

- Guitarist, Teacher and Mel Bay Publications Author Jon Finn 


"Brooks is the kind of guitar player who we should all strive to be like. He puts melody first and shred second. Chris never compromises the integrity of a song to show off how fast he can speed-pick or play arpeggios. His goal is to suck you and squeeze the juice right out of you."

- Nick Martinelli, The Shred Zone


My debut album is still something I'm proud of as a songwriter and performer. It brings together my favourite elements in music: creative structures, melodic themes, soaring solos and clever arrangements. It's truly a solo album as I performed and arranged everything. It was a great exploration in odd-time and progressive elements as well.


This release opened up a lot of doors and fans back in its day, so I hope you enjoy the beginning of my recorded journey.


CD $12+ postage (calculated on checkout)

LOSSLESS (WAV) + MP3 FILES $10, Instant Access





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