am 23. April 2013
Before launching into the material Joseph Alexander gives you some food for thought. What do you want to play? How much practice do you need? Remember, it's all about playing music! Not about performing finger acrobatics.
In the content part, there is loads to choose from, even if the book is not thousands of pages thick. I'm a hobby guitarist, who can't afford hours of practice a day, so obviously I had to focus on a few exercises, if I didn't want to end up only practicing. For the fretting hand I chose finger independence and strength excercises. From the expression themes I picked vibrato. The excercises are explained in a clear and concise way. The credo is maximum payoff for your effort. The audio samples are downloadable. For vibrato, Joseph Alexander has posted a video showing the technique live. The exercises are definitely paying off. They are very effective and you definitely feel pumped out after 5 minutes of training any one of them. Stick with them and the abilities will manifest.
This book together with the "The CAGED System and100 Licks for the Blues Guitar" has taken my playing far further than I had hoped for. If you follow them, you will be able to improvise, jam and really enjoy your guitar. It's up to yourself to set your goals and the proportion between skill building and reaping the results. For skill building, I've found no better books nor media on the Internet than the ones by Joseph Alexander.