Michael Angelo Batio 2007

A pioneer of virtuoso guitar, Michael Angelo Batio’s impossible chops are a gift to players everywhere. From his groundbreaking Star Licks instructional video, to his blazing follow-up Speed Kills, Mike’s remarkable right hand steals the show. Quite simply, Mike is the owner of one of the most mechanically efficient alternate picking techniques on the planet.

Mike’s landmark 2007 interview was one of our earliest experiences interviewing true virtuosos in the wild. Mike’s unguarded attitude and world famous preparedness helped us kick the door open to the world of two-way pickslanting and swiping. See the original footage that changed our conception of guitar technique forever. The interview includes over forty slow-motion examples, with accurate tablature, including picking instructions for every note.


Michael Angelo Batio 2007 Interview