John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

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John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#1 Post by Desert_Runner » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:58 am

Worth getting?

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#2 Post by Roger » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:17 pm

There's not much in it that hasn't been beaten to death in the threads on this forum.

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#3 Post by Stephen Brown » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:39 pm

Desert_Runner wrote:Worth getting?
Definilty. Mine was stolen. It was that good. :D

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#4 Post by guyver_dio » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:02 pm

Definitely, I saw it ages ago now and still use alot of exercises he shows in my warm ups.

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#5 Post by Patill » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:58 am

I think it´s only worth getting if you´d like to see some showoff (and the originals of the Phycho exercises, rack explaination included) ;). I couldn´t really get much out of that video.

If you´re trying to learn alternate picking, I´d go for Michael Angelo Batios Speed Kills 1 and Paul Gilberts Insane Guitar.

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#6 Post by Frizbledom » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:16 am

Its not really a very useful video unless for some reason you can't find the vast swathes of technique threads scattered on forums.

I have to note here that JP's picking technique isn't one you'll want to emulate, while he may have great chops, he anchors his picking hand and it makes him very tense during fast runs.

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#7 Post by Patill » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:28 am

wel, his hand looks very tensed, that doesn´t mean his wrist is. I like his picking technique, mine is pretty similar, you´ll find your own anyway, if you imitate or not. You can also see Steve picking with his fingertips, what you´re also told not to do.

What is "chops"? Can you tell me ;)?

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#8 Post by Stephen Brown » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:52 am

Frizbledom wrote:Its not really a very useful video unless for some reason you can't find the vast swathes of technique threads scattered on forums.

I have to note here that JP's picking technique isn't one you'll want to emulate, while he may have great chops, he anchors his picking hand and it makes him very tense during fast runs.
That's what I would call "bedding in control".

Minimal movement & higher precision.

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#9 Post by Patill » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:47 pm

FRETPICK wrote: That's what I would call "bedding in control".

Minimal movement & higher precision.
well, look at Zakk Wylde, lol. This guy has to be careful not to hit his head while picking...

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#10 Post by Svelt Pen » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:08 am

SUPER boring!!! Good luck trying not to all asleep through that one! The exercises are good for your technique, but most aren't very exciting musically. Better to get Gilbert's Intense Rock Complete (I and II together in one DVD).

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#11 Post by Patill » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:31 am

Yes, I think it was Intense rock, not insane guitar. Sorry!

But I think you don´t need the second one.

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#12 Post by Stephen Brown » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:52 pm

So.....What are you going to buy Des.Run?

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#13 Post by Desert_Runner » Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:52 am

It's on my christmas list, so if its not that great, its no real loss. :D

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#14 Post by Patill » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:44 am

oh, it is! Yo could have a good teaching video instead, what you will have to buy anyway now ;).


Well, Rock Discipline is not that bad, but there are much better videos to show you how to play the guitar. I think it´s more a showoff, not completely, but mostly.

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Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

#15 Post by lydian2000 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:55 am

Desert_Runner wrote:Worth getting?
yes.


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