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  • Francesco Fareri


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This book is a collection of guitar exercises, more than 120 divided into 4 sections Alternate Picking, Legato Workout, Sweep Picking and Tapping.

Its main objective being that of offering you new instructions on how to improve your coordination, articulation and your command of the guitar, regardless of what music genre you play. Virtuosity means that you can play anything you desire.

As soon as you are ready to startyour daily practice, first thing always keep in mind the following three points:
Strings muting
Sound control
Correct articulation

These are the main points to focus each time you play any type of exercise,so that your hands can memorize the correct movement. It is also very importantto use always the right articulation for your hands and fingers justto play with confidence and to have the total control of your guitar.

All the exercises are based on G major Scale but as you will notice exercisesare like pattern that you can move up and down in your scal’s shape so the next step ischange the key of exercises following the circle of fifth and use these patterns on Harmonic or Melodic scale.

Metronome is very important and it will be your best friend during the study of this book…but don’t rush or be ossessive by it!




I love Francesco’s playing so much! He is a phenomenal player, great musician, and an awesome person! Everyone that I meet, I tell about Francesco! I’ve already tried to get numerous friends to buy this book hahah. I got this book in hopes to up my technique and I’m already stuck on exercise 3 hah. I recommend this book to anyone that wants to develop or sharpen their chops!
One of the things I really enjoy about the book aside from the cool exercises is that all the examples are given in one key and alternate picked and you are urged to transpose and figure out your own comfortable form of picking them.
That aspect, to me, makes this book really cool and much more than just an exercise book.
As Francesco says in the book
“Virtuosity means that you can play anything that you desire.”

Robert Moore

I have many..many..too many guitar books but I got to say this one is unique and has definitely given me new ideas and greater fluidity up and down the fretboard.

Chad R

tanti esercizi di media e alta difficoltà ..mi accompagnano allo studio giornaliero, un libro molto utile per me!






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