ROCK DISCIPLINE is an awesome two-hour epic on the art of modern rock guitar. As the cornerstone for the innovative band Dream Theater, John Petrucci has become one of the most respected and talked-about guitarists of the 90's. He has been featured in virtually every major guitar publication worldwide and was voted "Best Guitarist" in Guitar Magazine and "Break Through Guitarist of the Year" in Guitar for the Practicing Musician. John begins the video with a valuable segment on stretching and warming up the muscles in your shoulders, arms and hands. Then it's time to grab your guitar for some unique right and left hand warm-up exercises. John follows up with a detailed lesson on speed and accuracy as you learn subdivisions of the beat, chromatic exercises, and playing with dynamics. John emphasizes practicing with a metronome to track your progress as you build stamina and speed. Then John shows how to connect "scale fragments" to form long solo lines. Other sections in the video include techniques like picking through arpeggios, string skipping, sweep picking and legato playing. John also demonstrates how to expand power chords by adding more color and texture. John unleashes dozens of inspiring demonstrations throughout the program and includes many exercises and special etudes ranging from easy-to-master to very challenging. The video also takes you behind the scenes of a Dream Theater sound check where John gives you a tour of his guitars and live stage set-up. He also talks about his influences, the band and his views on composing and practicing. ROCK DISCIPLINE is one of the most complete courses on rock guitar and should be placed at the "top of the list" for every serious player. Included is a booklet with examples in standard music notation and tablature.