In honor of this Monday, which thankfully starts the first week without a holiday in it in what seems like months, I thought we'd start off with an instructional video from Nigel... errrr... Michael Angelo Batio. He is quite skillful, and in the video there are many handy tips to improve your playing. I highly recommend this particular video, especially if E Aeolian is your mode of choice. (Lord knows it is mine.)
It's really too bad that there aren't more videos like this on YouTube, because I find that once you've mastered speed, all else falls in to place. Please, Michael, where are you now? Help us in our time of need, because music is just too god-damn slow these days.
(Upon reflection, it occurs to me that a first-time visitor to AI that saw this post before any others might think "what the fuck is wrong with this dude?" Well, he'd think that no matter what post he started with, I guess, but I want him to think it for the right reasons.)