Category Archives: Virtuoso Guitar Secrets

Is Personal Coaching from Silvio Included in This Package?

Hey guitar friends,

I know a lot of you can’t wait to order this package on Tuesday.  Well, I have good news.  Silvio has agreed to be your personal guitar coach , BUT… Only for the people who order during our ‘prelaunch’, and we may have to take the offer off the table if we get TOO many orders too fast.

We love to ask Silvio questions.

Here’s a small clip where Virtuwul and I are interviewing Silvio about the song he just played, called “Anatomy”.

http://www.virtuosoguitarsecrets.com/samples/anatomy.html

For the first bunch of people to order, we’ll have a private community where Silvio will answer ALL of YOUR questions, so we’re going to make sure you personally get major benefits from this course.

Enjoy your weekend and stay tuned because the doors open on Tuesday!

Claude

Another Intense Song from Silvio

Hey friends,

Here’s another cool song called “Fight Training”… Silvio tells me its a Greg Howe-inspired tune.  It’s pretty intense!

On the Virtuoso Guitar Secrets DVDs, we go over many of Silvio’s songs in great depth and analysis.  I’ll be posting a sample of that section tomorrow… For now, enjoy watching this:

http://www.virtuosoguitarsecrets.com/samples/fight-training.html

Claude Johnson

Here’s More Fun “On the Road” Footage from Argentina

Hey guys and gals…

More lessons coming soon, don’t worry.  Tonight I just wanted to post 2 more cool “behind the scenes”, “on the road” videos for you, so you can get more of the “vibe” of us going down to Argentina to film Silvio.

The first one starts pretty much when we meet Silvio at the hotel… And then we are hanging out with Silvio in his appartment… And he’s showing me some string-skipping, tapping pentatonic ideas, which I start to work into my bag of tricks, he he 🙂

http://www.virtuosoguitarsecrets.com/samples/clip3.html

The second video is like an “MTV style” mini-montage… Its got some hot soloing just from Silvio in his appartment and a cool clip of Virtuwul and Silvio behind the scenes at the photo shoot.

http://www.virtuosoguitarsecrets.com/samples/clip4.html

Enjoy! – Claude

Learning the Mindset (And Techniques) of a Virtuoso Player

Hello…  Hope your weekend was good!  Mine was very busy – working with my video editor to put the finishing touches on the Virtuoso Guitar Secrets DVD series.

You know, when I first talked to Silvio about doing an instructional DVD product, neither of us  had a clear picture of what we watned in the video.    Then, Silvio suggested that he play some of his own songs, and then explain the concepts and techniques.

I said “great! And why not also have a section just on technique?”  And what about a third section where Silvio decodes his favorite influential guitarists?  And then Virtuwul told me “yeah, and why not have two cameras showing both hands, plus on screen tabs and slowed-down versions of the licks”.  Our goal was to make this finest product we’ve ever created.

So we have:

DVD I:  Songs (6 of Silvio’s finest compositions, performed and analyzed).  Each song has some amazing solo parts which are transcribed so you can learn these licks note for note.   You’ll hear Virtuwul and myself interview Silvio about each song, so that every technique and trick is exposed and made clear.  Finally, the song is played again at 50% speed so you can see and hear all the subtleties in slow motion if you want to.

DVD II:  Technique.   Silvio divides technique into 4 basic areas:  Legato, Picking, Arpeggios/Sweeping, and Signature Licks.  For each section, I’m again interviewing Silvio to learn all of his monster methods.  Then, Silvio gives tons of exercises for each section.  We also inlcude footage of everything slowed down again (just in case it goes too fast) plus tabs of all the examples.  The tabs are visible on your TV screen, plus you’ll get a printable guide of all the tabs to follow along.

DVD III: Here, Silvio talks about 4 of his favorite influences:  Ritchie Kotzen, Vinnie Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Paul Gilbert.  For each section, Virtuwul is discussing the techniques with Silvio, and then Silvio gives tons of exercises and licks in the style of each influential player.  Again, you’ll get the onscreen tabs, the printable tabs, and the slowed down video.  This DVD also includes more discussions with Silvio about gear and technical stuff… Plus several bonus songs.

All in all, its going to be an amazingly fun package to learn from.  In a few days, we’ll be posting the details on how to get your hands on “Virtuoso Guitar Secrets”.

For today, I put together a small video which has a few clips of Silvio discussing legato, along with 2 exercises from the video from the legato section.

http://www.virtuosoguitarsecrets.com/samples/legato.html

This is just a tiny sample… Virtuoso Guitar Secrets is a massive learning package  with  over 4 hours of intense guitar instruction. I know you’re going to love it.

We’ve got lots more stuff to show you , so keep checking back on the blog every day:)

Claude

Introducing our “guitar monster” friend

Hey all my guitar friends! Hope you are doing well.

We guitarists sure can be critical and opinionated, can’t we? 🙂 Especially when it comes
to our favorite players and who deserves to be called a “virtuoso”… But let me introduce  a guy
who I think really “has the goods”.  His name is Silvio Gazquez,  and he’s from La Plata, Argentina…

But it’s not just me who thinks he’s a virtuoso! Silvio is a finalist in the
guitar Idol 2008 contest, chosen from thousands of entries!   In their words:

“A true Guitar monster along the lines of Shawn Lane, Todd Duane and similar:
unbelievable technique and genuinely different, and with his effortless command
of the instrument this guys time in the guitar limelight is surely guaranteed…”

Not only is he an amazing player, but Silvio is a great songwriter too.

Here’s a video of him playing one of his songs:

http://www.virtuosoguitarsecrets.com/samples/catharsis.html

Anyway, we thought Silvio was so good  that we
decided to fly down to Argentina to make a video with him.

So, you can officially get excited now… Because we are going to have
Silvio share his amazing technique and guitar approach
with YOU!

Next week, we’ll be uploading sample clips and lessons from our hot new
DVD series called “Virtuoso Guitar Secrets”, and you can start getting some
of these monster licks and techniques under your fingers.

Stay tuned… Claude

One more sneak peek

Hey folks…

Don’t worry, the NEXT blog post will reveal the identity of our Argentinian “guitar monster” friend…

For now, here’s a short movie of my friend and fellow guitar teacher , Virtuwul, in the hotel lobby in La Plata, Argentina,  giving his opinion about this guitar player.

At the end,  you’ll see some more amazing licks.  Check it out!

http://www.virtuosoguitarsecrets.com/samples/clip2.html

Claude

Bringing You Guitar Secrets From the Far Ends of the Globe

hey Guitarists! 🙂

Claude Johnson here with a very exciting bit of news.
I’ve been “traveling to the far ends of the earth” to
find the hottest guitarists, and coolest techniques
and shortcuts to help you become a better player.

So, this past June I flew down to Argentina to learn
from (and film) one of the hottest unknown
virtuoso electric guitarists on the planet.

I even brought my mini-cam and got some “on the road”
footage.  Here’s a 30 second clip that I think you’ll
enjoy watching.

http://www.virtuosoguitarsecrets.com/samples/clip1.html

Stay tuned for some killer virtuoso guitar secrets!

Claude Johnson