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YOUR NEW VT SYSTEM🔥

INTERACTIVE TOOLS
With this new interactive video technology, you'll feel like you and I are both in the same room together. I'll be checking on your work periodically through these in-video interactive checkpoints to make sure you absorbing the concepts being taught, thus guiding you to the right content.
SHREDFEST LEADERBOARD
Earn high scores, credits and badges as you finish each module. By earning high grades and credits you'll even get the opportunity to spend those credits toward private lessons, signature gear, and other premium prizes.
SHREDFEST VIP COMMUNITY

Join us live every week through the VT platform on Zoom. These are exclusive meetings for the most committed members of the SFA where you'll get to meet with me to further your learning experience without having to "wait in line". This is also a great way to earn more credits toward the leaderboard.

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A lead player isn't complete without being able to tell a complete story and that is what the art of the riff is about. In This masterclass you'll learn how to hone in on your ability to play & write huge riffs with confidence. You'll increase your rhythmic awareness by diving into groove writing with drums and essential arrangement tools, learning polyrhythms, advanced time signatures and more.
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COURSE FEATURES

GROOVE WRITING
We will begin with the kick and snare drum to lock in. This is the 'pocket' that most professional musicians envy. With time you will master this concept by adapting it to your every day process as a musician. Let's get started.
ADVANCED RHYTHMIC CONCEPTS
Learn odd time signatures and how to make them sound flavorful and natural. You'll also master subdivisions and polyrhythms as a nice way to take your musical ideas even further. 
IN-STUDIO SESSIONS

Go in-session with AJ as he even breaks down some of his own arrangements. This will help you further understand the why, how, when, and where's of riff writing and help you enhance your own riffs in a modern way.

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YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Al Joseph has amassed a loyal following allowing him to become one of the worlds most exciting Progressive Metal Guitarists. He began his Professional Career as the lead guitarist after his brief time at world-renown music school Berklee College of Music. His 2013 debut record, "Out In The Open" caught the attention of Jan Cyrka, legendary artist and founder of Jam Track Central. Jam Track Central works with some of the world’s best guitarists and teachers to provide its members with a depth and range of guitar playing knowledge and technical understanding. Al shares the digital stage with highly respected world-renowned players including Guthrie Govan, Alex Hutchings, Andy James, Jack Thammarat, Marco Sfogli, Kiko Loureiro, Jeff Loomis and more. After their very first meeting they invited Al to join the Team.

Al’s quest to give a “voice” to his personal exploration and expression resonates with sounds of Progressive Metal bands like Dream Theater, Frost*, and Symphony X and Nu Metal bands like Creed, Rage Against The Machine, P.O.D, Pillar, Pantera, and Sevendust to the lyrical textures of Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Andy Timmons, Steve Vai, and Greg Howe, Al formed his style and openly pays homage.

It's only the beginning...

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ALSO INCLUDES

INTEGRATED TABS
Never take your eyes off the screen as you learn every note. The tabs will play along to the examples demonstrated in synch. This is great for practice on-the-go and will make sure you're always prepared with the correct materials.
BACKING TRACKS
High quality mp3s will help you increase your sense of confidence without the help of the video demonstrations when you're ready. You'll acquire a diverse assortment of rhythmic/melodic tracks.
GUITAR PRO FILES + PDF

Take the Guitar Pro 8 files home with you for even further study. If you don't already have the Guitar Pro software you can download it here. It's perfect for slowing down, editing, and even creating your own exercises at home for enhanced study.

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