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Product Details

  • Series: Troy Stetina
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard; Pap/Com edition (March 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0793509580
  • ISBN-13: 978-0793509584
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.2 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #407,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Troy Stetina is an internationally recognized guitarist, solo artist and music educator. Specializing in rock, metal and classical-electric guitar, Troy has authored over 40 book/CD and DVD guitar methods that have sold over 1 million copies worldwide and guided a generation of players toward guitar mastery. He is also the guitarist of the modern rock band Second Soul, located on the web at www.second-soul.com, and co-owner of the online music retailer Music44.com and Lampifier Microphones at www.Lampifier.com. Troy plays and endorses PRS guitars, Engl amps, Vader cabinets and Dunlop strings. For in-depth bio, full discography/bibliography, tour and workshop dates, plus free lessons and tips, visit Troy on the web at www.stetina.com.

Perhaps the best known of Troy's works is the classic book/CD guitar method, Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar, often referred to as the "shredders' Bible." First published in 1990, it was a debut major work in electric guitar pedagogy, which standardized an effective approach to achieving the highest levels of guitar technique. Other popular Stetina works include Metal Lead Guitar Volumes 1 and 2, Metal Rhythm Guitar Volumes 1 and 2, Total Rock Guitar, and the complete ear-training and theory manual, Fretboard Mastery, published in 2007.

His latest instructional work is "Troy Stetina: The Sound and the Story" DVD released in 2011 and featuring over three and a half hours of interviews, technique lessons, and composition lessons teaching six Second Soul songs. Troy regards this as his "best instructional work to date." The DVD also features special invitation guest lessons by Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge/Creed), Michael Angelo Batio, Bill Peck (Exit the Ride), and Eric Friedman (Creed).

Before forming Second Soul in 2009, Troy's instrumental guitar CD Exottica (2000) helped propel the wholesale destruction of society by serving as featured backing music in MTV shows such as "The Osbournes." And in 2007, Troy joined forces with prog-metal band Dimension X to record and produce the concept CD "Implications of a Genetic Defense" (Unicorn Records). The CD received outstanding reviews by prog critics. Troy also served as private guitar teacher to Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge/Creed) for a number of years. Tremonit is a featured guest soloist on the Second Soul album, trading licks with Troy on the outro of Track 6, entitled "Burn."

Troy has been a featured author for the various international guitar magazines and authored GuitarOne's "Return of the Shred" column for several years. Before this, Troy served as Director of Rock Guitar Studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.




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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. Wilcox on August 12, 2007
Format: Paperback
Of the 30 or so guitar method books I own, the Troy Stetina collection is by far the most useful. His method is somewhat similar to the musicians institute series of instruction, except that his series tends to focus on a particular style of music rather than just general learning. This particular book is great as it is progressive. Start at the beginning of the book and work your way through at your own pace. That's it -- easy schmeezy lemon squeezy. Also, buy a metronome and you'll get even more out of it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Miguel on June 11, 2007
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Excellent for beginners, even for absolute beginners, who want to play heavy metal or hard rock. Troy Stetina is one of the best teachers you can find.
It is a real method to learn guitar technique 'from the beginning', not only exercises compilation. Well structurated, topics are explained clearly and you learn easily and enjoy at the same time. You see your improvement every week so you want to learn more. It really works!
It contains lots of examples, basic theory and technique topics, and six full songs to practice and enjoy playing rhythm guitar track with the backing band on CD.
I liked this so much that I bought the complete Troy Stetina's Series. I've learned faster and easier with Troy's books than with other famous players' books.
For beginners I recommend to take a lead guitar method like Metal Lead Guitar Primer when starting chapter 4.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Craig Nybo on June 29, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have played guitar for over 12 years. I have recently begun teaching private lessons. I try to teach such that the information I give relates personally to each student. Everyone learns differently and has different tastes.

I recently purchased Troy Stetina's book, Metal Rhythm Guitar Vol. 1, for a few of my students who are interested in studying heavy metal. I have to say, this book is excellent. It starts from the very beginning, teaching how to play powerchords. Troy's notation is excellent, incorporating counting techniques into his TAB.

I find as a teacher that it is essential to get your students playing something cool from the beginning. Otherwise, they lose interest. This book has been a great resource to help my heavy metal students start rocking almost from the first lesson.

Excellent job Troy, keep it up.

-Craig Nybo, author of [ ... ]
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 30, 2012
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I started with Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar, also by Stetina. I should point out that I just picked that up because of the title and the fact that I aspire to be a "shredding" guitarist when I'm fully accomplished. I learned the hard way, as it were, that I am nowhere near ready for that book, and decided to start from the beginning. I followed the recommendation on Stetina's website, and decided to forego the Primer book for Lead, as I have way more than a year of experience in guitar, and picked up Metal Rhythm Guitar Vol. 1 as well as Metal Lead Guitar Vol. 1. My fiancee and I both use these books and are learning very quickly from them. She has only recently begun guitar, and I have been playing as an amateur/hobbyist for well over 10 years. Both of us are learning a lot from these books, and they are extremely well written. They are perfect for any guitarist inspired by the Rock/Grunge/Alternative/Metal genres. A complete flip flop from the Hal Leonard books, which feel as though they have not been updated since the 1870s, these books start right in with power chords for rhythm, and flashy tricks for the lead book, enabling the most beginner of a guitarist to feel like s(he) is doing something useful from the very first note. Stetina is a brilliant guitarist and an even more accomplished teacher, and he cuts out the "crap" you don't need to know from the beginning. Some conservationists will whine that he does not teach music notation, but, show of hands, how many guitarists out there started out as a virtuoso in another instrument and actually USE that ability to read "notes" with their guitar studies? About 10% outside session musicians.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. Kessler on June 20, 2007
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If you are a beginner who wants to learn how to play metal or even rock then this is for you. The book is all in Tabs, so if you can't read standard notation or do not want to learn than this will speed up the learning process for you. Troy takes you through a series of exercises which eventually lead to a real song that you will get to play. The book and CD work together and you definatley need the CD to understand how to play. If you are a guitar teacher this is a great tool to help you teach your students about metal guitar. I have used this book for myself for over 15 years. Now that I teach guitar I use it with my students with great results. The play along CD is of the highest quality and you will enjoy playing along for hours. I reccomend this book and all of Troy's guitar books. Well Done Troy!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rocknight99 on March 14, 2011
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Troy Stetina's Metal Rhythm (Vol. 1) is a great book (complete with CD), for beginner to intermediate level. I felt like Stetina was behind me all the way with all the exercises and instruction.

After thoroughly reviewing and playing a few times Troy Stetina's Metal Rhythm Guitar Vol. 1, my impression: clearly and gradually explains how to understand rhythm guitar in (6) enjoyable, challenging chapters

It's all presented to you, to review, digest and rock-along with CD in styles of: AC/DC, Black Sabbath, KISS, Metallica, OZZY, Van Halen

Vol. (1) effectively, gives you basic & some intermediate level "tools" you need for Rhythm Guitar like: power chords ("flat fives"), (later in course introduces first-position chords, appregios, few pentatonic patterns), & ...vibrato, string-bending, pedaling the root... different rhythm patterns (also syncopation)

The end of each of six chapters has both tableture/CD track featuring Troy's own "mini song" incorporates styles, skills you just played, studied...I particularly liked playing the Chapter #4 mini song, "Rock ' N' Roller" with it's blues/rock sound.... and also Chapter #5 's mini song reminiscent of AC/DC & Kiss called "On the Prowl."

Beginner or intermediate, slow or fast-learner, does NOT matter! Troy Stetina's book/CD is organized, easy to use and understand...I gained more than I thought I would ...CAN't !! wait to start Vol. 2
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