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Here you will find instructional products including online lessons and lessons by email, all to help you improve your guitar playing.
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Customers reviews of my products and teaching:
‘This is a superb resource that demystifies a lot of the ignored or misinterpreted intricacies of modern metal guitar. There is a lot of excellent advice for developing a systematic approach to practice, and for feeling the intricate syncopations and displaced rhythms that characterise much modern metal and progressive music. It deserves a place in any guitarist’s library of instructional material.’
“I stumbled across Jonathan Strange’s www.shredtraining.com website and initially was very interested in the example licks and practice pieces he had up for free as guitar pro files. These were from his book, Riff Training Level 2. I was playing guitar a lot and really trying hard to get better at the technical aspects of guitar. I had had a lot of good success on my own, and had come pretty far with my playing, but was in need of something structured. I often felt as though I wasn’t really practicing; I was playing instead. I decided to buy both Riff Training Level 1 and 2, and it is hands down the best guitar instructional material I have ever come across. Level 1 was a bit too basic for me, so I got more into Level 2 and instantly developed a practice routine from the material. In fact, I didn’t have to develop it. Jonathan had already laid it out, complete with exercises and methods, in the book. There is a chapter dedicated to most of the major techniques used in technical guitar playing, and each one is extremely thorough. Each chapter has its own practice routine, which you can combine with others and map out a weekly practice schedule. The book says it is for the Metal guitarist, but the exercises and practice routines would apply to any genre.
In addition, the new “play along” series available on the site is great for practicing techniques as well. They are very thorough as well, and are available in many formats. I really enjoy playing along with the Guitar Pro files. Also, they come at a great price.
In summary, you can’t go wrong with Jonathan’s products if you are serious about improving your skills on the guitar. His methods work and have improved my playing tremendously. His products are high quality and very well done. You’ve made a great choice if you decided to purchase one of his products!-Jesse”
‘When I first approached Shred Training Volume 1 book, I was sceptical.† Iíve read through several of the more popular metal instructional books and media, such as Troy Stetinaís Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar and John Petrucciís Rock Discipline. While both pieces of media are fine references, written by respectable guitarists, they lack key details to maintaining a proper practice regimen, monitoring your progress, stretching and relaxing, and applying your technical advances to actual music, composed by Jonathan himself.†
The exercises progress in terms of difficulty. Of course every instructional book progresses this way, but what notches Shred Training above the rest is how each exercise is formed.† Most other instructional books fill their pages with useless and repetitive permutations of exercises that focus on the same technique and muscle group each time. Jonathan Strangeís exercises are precise and to the point, carefully focusing on technique, rendering drastic results when applied correctly.
Jonathan Strangeís methods of practice were strange to me when I first tried them. I had always used a metronome to keep time and build up speed, but I never knew how to properly apply it. Jonathan also incorporates a timer in the practice routine, a tool many never use to practice guitar. But by simply abandoning my old practice schedule, and adopting Jonathan Strangeís routine, my technique has vastly improved, and my gains have been tremendous.† The practicing strategies in this book pretty much guarantee gains in speed and endurance everyday. In terms of single string alternate picking, I maxed out at a sloppy 163 BMP. Now I can play comfortably at 194 bmp, and maxing out at 210 BMP.† Shred Training Vol 1 changes the way you practice, and the way you think of practicing.’
‘With jon you can get lessons for whatever type of music you like, you can ask for blues to heavy metal. I learnt to play alot quicker than i was expecting. trying to be “independant” and learn by yourself would take alot longer.’
‘very productive lesons, massive help when learning songs or techniques or learning to solo or improvise. this is a lot quicker and easier than trying to teach yourself and you are shown the best techniques to use when playing’
‘Jonathan teaches you to play the guitar and not just learn songs. He lets me do my favorite rock songs as well as learning for my grades. I passed my grade 1 with distinction first time and I’m now working on grade 3. I’m staying with him until grade 8!’