This series designed by renowned guitarist John McCarthy starts with the basics by teaching you the parts of the guitar, proper hand positioning, tuning, how to read chord charts, essential chords in song structures, lead patterns and exercises. Next learn multi-position lead patterns, blues scales and key lead techniques. John Guides you to the next level with challenging advanced riffs, techniques, scales, pivoting and sweep arpeggios that will help you start to develop your own style. You'll get to apply all you learn over the full band backing tracks that will give you the feel and excitement of being in your own band. On the DVDs John teaches and illustrates each playing example through easy-to-follow close up views of each hand. He slowly breaks down each lesson so you can easily follow along to get the hand positions correct. The included videos will also help you to hear how the examples are supposed to sound and most importantly you can see how John applies them in a musical context.