Video footage of John McCarthy — guitarist, author, educator and creator of the Rock House Method system of learning — and NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis showing you the Rock House approach to a guitar lesson and how they put that together in the context of a full program can be viewed below. The clip was shot comes during Jeff's time at Rock House headquarters back in August 2009. In the clip below, John and Jeff describe how they will teach a particular section within the program.
Rock House has set an April 15 pre-sale date for "Extreme Lead Guitar", the new guitar instruction DVD from Jeff Loomis. The two DVDs are packed with more than 40 guitar lessons, interview, live performances and much more.
A short teaser clip for the upcoming DVD set can be viewed below. Also available is video footage of Loomis teaching you the beginning arpeggio section of his song "Miles of Machines".
Jeff is the lead guitar player and main songwriter of NEVERMORE, a band that has certainly made its mark on modern music by forging a unique sound that fuses different forms of metal that has given birth to an authentic and very influential style. His recent solo CD, "Zero Order Phase", took the #4 spot in a April 2009 Guitar World magazine's readers' poll in the "Best Shred Album Of The Year" category — a notable accomplishment when you consider the top three vote-getters, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani. Jeff has become one of his generation's most recognizable guitarists and the source of many of the last decade's best riffs.
Jeff's complex shredding has been a central part of the progressive power guitar scene since 1992 and is responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring riffs modern metal has ever heard. Nearly every aspiring musician who has been listening to metal for the past 10 years or so has undoubtedly had the pleasure of hearing Jeff Loomis' progressive and technically superior playing. "Jeff epitomizes the very essence of modern guitar playing; there is a huge fan base that has waited a long time for this type of product from him," stated Joe Palombo, Executive Director of Rock House.
Jeff's Rock House instructional products will be available at MI retailers around the world. All Rock House instructional products are distributed through Hal Leonard Corp. 1-800-554-0626. Each of Jeff's DVDs will come with a FREE tab lesson booklet, iPod-ready video and membership to Rock House's lesson support site at RockHouseMethod.com. This feature, exclusive to Rock House and its partners offers students supplementary support for the lessons featured on the DVDs.
Loomis' solo album, "Zero Order Phase", was released in September 2008 through Century Media Records.
NEVERMORE recently finished recording its new album, "The Obsidian Conspiracy", for a June 8 release via Century Media Records. The drum tracks for the CD were completed in the group's hometown of Seattle with SOILWORK guitarist Peter Wichers, who previously worked with NEVERMORE's Warrel Dane on the singer's solo debut, "Praises to the War Machine". Longtime friend and collaborator Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD) once again handled mixing duties.