Alfred Music publishes the following books with Dave Martone
If you admire guitarists who combine killer technique with exciting musical ideas, the Serious Shred series is for you. Each title features lessons from renowned shredders and educators, and includes licks and examples in both standard notation and TAB—all combined in a book and DVD package for a complete learning experience. Learn what you need to know to become the best player possible, straight from bona fide shred virtuosos.
In this book, shred master Dave Martone teaches you essential scales to improve your playing using boxes (or shapes), formulas, and patterns. Learn about connecting boxes, modes, blues scales, modal interchange, three-string patterns, and creative ways to use pentatonic scales. Martone provides exercises that span the entire fretboard for every scale covered. The included DVD features live demonstrations by Martone.
Shred Boot Camp is the first comic book of its kind: a complete book and CD package that guides you through the adventurous journey of saving the human race by performing heavy metal pyrotechnics on your guitar—all while teaching you to shred like a pro! As you conquer your way through this five-week workout, you’ll be exposed to the most challenging licks from The Shred Squadron. CAUTION: Shred at your own risk—the world is depending on you!
“The fastest guitar I ever played in my life was on Shred Boot camp. It’s a great product!”-Michael Angelo Batio, Guitar World Magazine
“Shred Boot Camp has to be one of the coolest new shred books out to date!! Plus it contains some of my fastest playing EVER!!!!”– Dave Martone
Master shredder Dave Martone brings exciting heavy metal shred guitar techniques to the blues in this book and DVD. Tap into the soulful, emotion-filled heart of the blues while you put the pedal to the metal and SHRED!
Dave covers all of the most important techniques, including sweep picking, tapping, hybrid picking, and string skipping, and provides lots of fun licks to play in standard music notation and TAB. Easy-to-read neck diagrams make learning chords, scales, and arpeggios effortless.
The included DVD is hosted by Dave and features his unique, entertaining, and clear approach to expressing technical and musical ideas. Shredding the Blues is a must have for any serious shredder and will lead you to shredding the blues in a way that will impress musicians and audiences alike.