Michael Angelo Batio Interview Package A pioneer of virtuoso guitar, Michael Angelo Batio's impossible chops are a gift to players everywhere. From his groundbreaking Star Licks instructional video, to his blazing follow-up Speed Kills, Mike's remarkable right hand steals the show. Quite simply, Mike is the owner of one of the most mechanically efficient alternate picking techniques on the planet. With the Masters in Mechanics Michael Angelo Batio Package, get a double shot of alternate picking mastery with two complete interviews plus a host of in-depth instructional materials to get you started.
Steve Morse's almost mythical musical capabilities need no introduction. Marrying blazing chops to a singular sense of hook writing creativity, his distinctive brand of rootsy American virtuosity has inspired generations of players to think outside of the pentatonic box. Morse is renowned for reeling off what he calls "un-guitaristic" lines of seemingly impossible complexity. These keyboard- and fiddle-inspired trademark phrases often consist of no more than a single note on any given string. This kind of one-note-per-string arpeggio picking is typically regarded as the domain of fingerpickers, not flatpickers. Yet the effortlessness with which Morse nails these gymnastic routines is the obvious clue that something mechanically magical is happening under the hood.
A family doctor shares a mother and father's determination to save their son. This story of a father's search to find a diagnosis and ultimately a cure for his son's mystery disease is an inspiration that has set the world of genetic medicine and research abuzz with the possibilities for the future.
Season 1 of Cracking the Code is a rocking documentary that recounts the story of virtuoso guitar amid the unprecedented flowering of technique in the ’80s. Across 8 episodes, and nearly 1.5 hours of analysis, it sets out the core technical challenges of the instrument — challenges which we’ll soon surmount in Seasons 2 and 3.