Truefire - Electric Expression (2014)
MP4, data-dvd, ~960 kbps | 864x486, 30 fps | MP3, 44 kHz, 128 kbps | English | ~ 4 hours | 2.1 Gb
You’re in for a treat because Andy is also one of the most naturally talented educators that we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and we’ve worked with a lot. We’re thrilled to welcome Andy to the TrueFire family with the launch of his first interactive video course, Electric Expression!
Whatever style you play, and whatever level you play at, you’ll find something of significant musical value for you within Andy’s Electric Expression curriculum. In fact, we suggest you just sit back and watch the entire course before you even pick up your guitar. Then go ahead, plug in and dive deep into this truly remarkable learning experience.
Andy’s organized the course into two main sections. In the first section, Essential Concepts, Andy presents 17 key concepts, techniques and approaches that he considers to be the essential building blocks for any contemporary electric guitarist: Focusing On The Third, Eliminating Blind Spots, Tension and Release, Hybrid Picking, Double Stops, Dynamics Within Soloing Lines, Arpeggios, Chromaticism, Vibrato, Bending, Playing Melodically, Horizontal vs Vertical Soloing, Tap Harmonics, Artificial (Pick) Harmonics, Ornamentation, Time and Feel, Phrasing and Motivic Development. Andy also presents a Rig Rundown to show you his amp and pedals and how he dials in his tone.
In the second section, Performance Studies, Andy puts all 17 of the key concepts and techniques to work over a series of chord progressions and rhythm tracks that he cherry-picked from his previous recordings for this project: Electric Gypsy Progression, Cry For You Progressions, Carpe Diem Progression, Farmer Sez Progression, and the A Night To Remember Progression.
After each performance, Andy steps you through the key concepts, techniques and creative approaches he used to improvise the solo in the performance study. It’s here where you’ll glean the most impactful insights for crafting interesting and engaging solos of your own. Andy’s goal here is just that — take what he passes on from his own mentors and learning experiences and help you make your own music.