Take your shredding skills to the extreme with this Michael Angelo Batio lesson

Michael Angelo Batio
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Michael Angelo Batio is legendary in the shred guitar world and rightly so. Michael is one of the original batch of seemingly superhuman guitarists with incredible alternate picking and sweep picking that literally wipes the floor with anybody in his path. 

MAB is famous for his rare ambidextrous style, switching between left and right-handed necks of his double and quadruple neck guitars. But don’t be fooled, this showmanship isn’t a distraction from a lack of musicality, in fact the solo albums No Boundaries and Planet Gemini are wholly entertaining and full of great tunes as well as perfectly executed scale runs and sweep picked surprises. 

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Charlie Griffiths

Charlie Griffiths plays guitar in acclaimed prog-metal outfit Haken, and has a wealth of experience handling corporate and session gigs for genres as diverse as rock, heavy metal and pop. He has been a regular contributor to Total Guitar, Guitar Techniques, and Guitar World for over a decade, and released his debut solo album Tiktaalika in 2022.