As those who have sweated it out over Dream Theater tab books know, there’s much to be learned from John Petrucci and co that you can apply to your own music. Phrasing techniques, interesting chords, odd time signatures, intricate multi-octave riffs – there’s plenty in there to help you find your way.
LickLibrary takes this approach and presents in an easy-to-digest way that puts the focus on playing rather than reading.In Jam With Dream Theater, Andy James takes us through many classic Dream Theater songs – “Pull Me Under,” “Under A Glass Moon,” “Fatal Tragedy,” “Erotomania,” “As I Am,” “Constant Motion” and “Wither” – in a way that’s very much reminiscent of sitting across from a guitar teacher. James breaks each riff and lick down into snack-size pieces and repeats them several times in several tempos, which really lets you get into John Petrucci’s head. Stripped of the do-it-yourself nature of tab books, this method gets you playing sooner, and allows you to instantly see finger patterns and fretboard positions.