Volcano

Volcano is the ultimate investigation of the Yngwie Malmsteen picking technique. In this four-hour seminar, we pore over a trove of fascinating historical footage of the master to demystify his trademark phrases.

It’s the ultimate guide to the power of downward pickslanting — the engine behind Yngwie’s mechanical genius, and also the genius of legendary players like George Benson, Django Reinhardt, Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, and so many more.

Chapter 1 - Introduction

 

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Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - The Pop Tarts Lick

 

Chapter 2 - The Six-Note Pattern

 

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Volcano Clip - Single String - Evil Eye Breakdown

 

Volcano Clip - Single String - Six-Note Pattern

 

Volcano Clip - Single String - Six-Note Pattern - Positions

 

Volcano Clip - Single String - Six-Note Pattern - Variation

 

Volcano Clip - Single String - Six-Note Pattern Phrygian

 

Volcano Clip - Single String - Six-Note Pattern Phrygian - Positions

 

Volcano Clip - Single String - Six-Note Pattern Phrygian - Variation

 

Chapter 3 - String Switching

 

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Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Six-Note Pattern - Connected

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Six-Note Pattern - Descending

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Six-Note Pattern Phrygian - Connected

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Six-Note Pattern Phrygian - Descending

 

Chapter 4 - Anchoring

 

Chapter 5 - String Tracking

 

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Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Ping Pong Sixes

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Six-Note Pattern - Ascending

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Six-Note Pattern Phrygian - Ascending

 

Chapter 6 - The Black Star Lick

 

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Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Black Star B String

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Black Star Harmonic Minor

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Black Star Lick

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Black Star Phrygian

 

Chapter 7 - Four Notes Per String

 

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Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Black Star 2str

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Black Star 44

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Black Star 44 Top

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Black Star B String

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Black Star Upstroke

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Chromatic 4nps Exercise

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Trilogy 3 Octave

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Trilogy Head

 

Chapter 8 - The Sword

 

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Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Little Savage Sword

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Sword 2 Octave

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Sword 2.5 Octave

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Sword 3 Octave

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Sword Low

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Sword Mid

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Sword Top

 

Volcano Clip - Alternate Picking - Swords Connected

 

Volcano Clip - Single String - Shift Triplets

 

Chapter 9 - Meet the Volcano

 

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Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Volcano Lick

 

Chapter 10 - Minor Arpeggios

 

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Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Barre Arp

 

Chapter 11 - Arpeggio Mechanics

 

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Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Barre Arp

 

Chapter 12 - Arpeggio Sweeping

 

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Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 2-String Minor Asc

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 2-String Minor Desc

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 2-String Minor Desc Positions

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 3-Octave Minor Asc

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 3-Octave Minor Asc - Med

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 3-String Minor

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 3-String Minor + Diminished

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 3-String Minor Positions

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 3-String Minor Positions - Med

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 3-String Minor Positions - Med Fast

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 5-String + 3-String Minor Asc

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 5-String + 3-String Minor Asc - Alt

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 5-String Minor Asc

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Barre Arp

 

Chapter 13 - Diminished Arpeggios

 

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Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 2-String Diminished Asc

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 2-String Diminished Desc

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 2-String Diminished Desc Positions + Fours

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 2-String Diminished Droplets + Fours

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 3-String Diminished

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 3-String Diminished Positions

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 3-String Diminished Positions - Alt

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 3-String Minor Positions

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Diminished 3+5 Desc

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Diminished Fives Asc

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Diminished Fives Asc-Desc

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Diminished Fives Desc

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Trilogy Arps

 

Chapter 14 - Arpeggio Explorations

 

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Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Diminished Arp 6-String

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Diminished Arp 6-String Sequenced

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Diminished Arp Extension

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Diminished Arp Fours

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Dominant 7th Arp

 

Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - Dominant 7th Arp Sequenced

 

Chapter 15 - The Volcano Pattern

 

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Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Volcano Pattern

 

Chapter 16 - Scalar Sweeping

 

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Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Evil Eye Turnaround

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Light Tonight - Melody

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Light Tonight Scale

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Ships Fill

 

Chapter 17 - Overture 1383

 

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Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Light Tonight - Melody

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Light Tonight Salute

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Minor Arp Root Position

 

Chapter 18 - Ascending Sevens

 

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Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Ascending Sevens

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Ascending Sixes

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Descending Sixes

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Kree Sevens

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Light Tonight Salute

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Minor Arp Root Position

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - On The Run Again Sevens

 

Chapter 19 - Volcano Sevens

 

Chapter 20 - Hybrid Scales

 

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Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Hybrid Scale

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Hybrid Scale - Clean

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Hybrid Scale - Clean - Closeup Only

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Hybrid Scale Improv

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Hybrid Scale Partial

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Ships Fill

 

Chapter 21 - The Rules

 

Chapter 22 - Descending Fours

 

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Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 2-String Diminished Desc Positions + Fours

 

Volcano Clip - Single String - Fours - Ascending

 

Volcano Clip - Single String - Fours - Descending

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Descending Fours

 

Chapter 23 - Circular Fours

 

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Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Circular + Descending Fours

 

Volcano Clip - Volcano Style - Circular Fours

 

Chapter 24 - Connect Four

 

Chapter 25 - The Rotational Mechanic

 

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Volcano Clip - Arpeggios - 2-String Diminished Droplets + Fours

 

Volcano Clip - Single String - Evil Eye Breakdown

 

Chapter 26 - The Elbow Mechanic

 

Chapter 27 - Finger Mechanics

 

Chapter 28 - Conclusion

 

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