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Video: Shred with Michael Angelo Batio in New "Learn Shred Guitar Volume 2" DVD

A new DVD, "Learn Shred Guitar Volume 2," is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. It's the follow-up to "Learn Shred Guitar."

Speed king Michael Angelo Batio delivers more than 90 minutes of lessons and exercises that will take your shredding to the next level. Batio was recently voted one of the 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All-Time by Guitar World magazine.

In the new DVD, Batio demonstrates:

Elegant Shred: A Classical-Style Etude for Rock Guitar
Four-In Territories: Getting the Most from Four-Note Groups
Sleight of Hand: My “Over-Under” Fretting Trick
Mode Swings: Applying Modes to Different Tonal Centers
Modal Citizen: Adapting Modal Shapes to Different Tonal Centers
Economic Crunch: Using Economy Picking to Play Arpeggios
Odds or Evens: Incorporating Odd Meter into Heavy Riffs
Prime Numbers: More on Odd Meters, and How to Play “Hands Without Shadows”
Space Oddity: Soloing Over Odd Meters
Goin’ Nuclear: Applying Shred Techniques to the Blues
Rolling Hills: Flatpicking Arpeggios on “No Boundaries” (Part 1)

... and a lot more. Click here for more info.

The "Learn Shred Guitar Volume 2" DVD is available only at the Guitar World Online Store. For more info and to order, click here.

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab) (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.