Released: 2011, Rock House Method
Reviewer: Robert Williams
The latest release from Rock House Method, one of the music industry's leaders in innovative music tutorial DVD's comes in the form of a 2 DVD set hosted by the Finnish virtuoso Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom, making this his third instructional installment with RHM.
What makes the Rock House Method product unique, is that each instructional DVD set comes with a code for further instructional website support from the staff of instructors at Rock House Method. You can download tabbed sheet music as well as free "Tuner" and "Metronome" software and you can load your guitar lessons with Alexi onto your i-Pod and literally "Learn as you go".
Alexi guides the viewer through his signature scale patterns and the various sequences he uses to move across the neck. String skipping and tapping arpeggio techniques are also explored as well as arpeggio progressions and advanced string bending to achieve a more soulful sound. You also will learn first hand from Alexi how he writes and constructs leads, syncopated rhythms and of course...crazy guitar sounds (Eat your heart out Dragonforce).
This DVD makes for another excellent addition to any guitar players library of instructional DVD's. It's worth noting that I would only recommend this 2 DVD set to those who hold at least intermediate to advanced playing abilities, as some of these techniques will be too advanced for beginners.