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Noteworthy Happenings

It’s been a long time since I’ve included a news section on my website (mostly due to the dominance of social media), but I thought it might be time to at least mention important updates and product releases right here.

September 7, 2021: A well received book!

Alternate Picking Guitar Technique was extremely well-received, topping the Amazon charts in Australia, USA, UK, Canada, Germany, and more. Thanks so much.

I’m currently preparing a video expansion pack for those who want to dig even deeper into picking mechanics. Preorder is now an option at http://gum.co/altpicking

 

August 31, 2021: New book "Alternate Picking Guitar Technique" is out today!

My 8th book, Alternate Picking Guitar Technique, is out now! This book will take you from single-string picking to moving across all strings through 90 different drills, licks, and études that become more challenging as you progress.

Each step will help you level–up your alternate picking, regardless of your style. You’ll learn about pick grips, string crossing, sequences, pentatonic and diatonic speed licks, and put them to use in real music.

Audio performances of every example are included, plus backing tracks for the etudes. You’ll also get tips on how to build a practice routine and improve your technique without getting bogged down in terminology.

It’s a course based on immersing yourself in practical picking applications. “Alternate Picking Guitar Technique” is out now in paperback, pdf and Kindle. Check it out at Amazon or your favourite online retailer.

August 16, 2021: First Solo on the New Axe

Just got the Charvel Japanese DK24 with Mahogany body (walnut laminate) and wenge neck (ebony fingerboard), and it’s amazing. Here’s my first solo on it.

For full specs of the guitar, visit the official Charvel website.

August 12, 2021: New Charvel MJ DK24 Guitar

The awesome folks at Charvel (Fender Australia) have hooked me up with an amazing new Charvel guitar. Check it out as I unbox it!

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