Vicky Bradley (a.k.a. Vix the Angel Of Metal) conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Angelo Batio (NITRO) on August 8, 2009 at the Dean Owners of America U.K. faction party at the Albany Theatre in London, England. Watch the seven-minute chat below.

Batio recently collaborated with Metal Method founder Doug Marks to release the "Speed Lives 3 - The Neo Classical Zone" DVD. Marks directed and produced the DVD, which features Michael teaching and performing his song "The Finish Line". Michael breaks down this fun to learn and challenging song into 29 sections.

"The Finish Line" features many different kinds of guitar techniques including several different kinds of arpeggios, long alternate picking sequences and the use of many different keys and scales including the whole tone scale. The great thing about learning to play "The Finish Line" is that you will not only be learning techniques that you can use with any style of music but you also be able to play one of Michael's most popular songs.

"Speed Lives 3 - The Neo Classical Zone" is a three-camera video shoot and the production in every area is outstanding. The disc also includes right-hand picking close-ups on screen (picture in picture) along with the fret board hand.

All exercises, explanations and examples are marked with dozens of detailed chapters. These chapters allow you to find any section instantly.

This DVD has an extensive menu system to help you navigate through the program with your DVD player's remote control. The DVD includes an "on-disk" printable booklet, animated "play along" tablature, and a printable chapter guide.

The studio version of "The Finish Line" is available on the CD titled "Lucid Intervals and Moments of Clarity Part 2" by Michael Angelo Batio.

(Thanks: Fullshred)


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