Re: Petrucci rock discipline video
"What kind of stuff does it go through......"
It's a good instructional to have especially if you want to have some structure to your practice routine. You know, most players "warm-up" a little and end up just "noodling" for an hour or two.
Some things covered in Rock Discipline....
- Warm-up (via John's "stretching routine")
- Scale fragments
- Sub-dividing beats (Good for those who don't use their metronomes)
- Different picking exercises to address "inside picking"
- Building up speed
- Sweep picking
- and a few others....
".....and most importantly, is it going to make your average shredder any better?"
Better at the different aspects of "shredding"? With lots of slow/focused practice....yes.
Is this the only lesson that will do that? No. If you want to learn a "showpiece" while working on different "shred techniques", I'd recommend Michael Angelo's "Speed Lives". Basically his tune "No Boundaries" broken down into 27 sections.
It's one thing to learn exercises, and licks, but I feel it's important to see how they work strung together in a complete tune.
Hope that helps.