Rusty Cooley – The Art of Picking

This is Rusty Cooley’s third instructional release. This set is nothing but learning time spent with Rusty covering his astonishing alternate picking technique. This included three notes per string and four notes per string concepts. It utilises single, double and multiple string, string skipping, and more. It includes the 40 minute and 70 example video THE ART OF PICKING by RUSTY COOLEY. Also featured with the accompanying CD ROM is a 36 page ‘pdf’ file which contains THE ART OF PICKKING tab/chart examples by RUSTY COOLEY. ‘Jeff Loomis’ of ‘NEVERMORE’ has admitted to have benefited a lot from this instructional both in talent as well as songwriting.Rusty received his first equipment (a Peavey T27 guitar and a Peavey Decade amp) on his fifteenth birthday. From that day on Cooley immersed himself in music, practicing upwards of four hours a day. Rusty took guitar lessons for a while but became dissatisfied with local guitar instructors and decided to become self-taught. He relied on instructional books and videos like Doug Mark’s Metal Method.

After only three years of playing he became a guitar teacher at the music store where he had purchased his first guitar.

After high school Rusty went to the local college and studied Music Theory.

Rusty joined Revolution in 1989 and stayed with them until 1993. During his time with Revolution they became a well-known band in Houston, even opening for bands such as Nitro, Badlands, South Gang, and Every Mother’s Nightmare.

Rusty formed a short-lived band called Dominion after he left Revolution. The band broke up in 1995. During this time Rusty won the Guitar Master Series and was named “Best Guitarist” in Houston.

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