Hi, my name is Nick Layton.
Welcome to this Deluxe Edition of Liquid Fire Legato! In this new version of the course Legato Firestarter has been added to provide the student with a lethal combination of legato exercises, licks, jam track and practice tips.
If you are a fan of the smooth and melodic styles of players like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch, Warren DeMartini, Allan Holdsworth, Eddie Van Halen and others, I think you are going to love this course!
As a teacher and player for many years I see that lots of guitarists have a similar problem: They know a lot of stuff, but have never learned to apply what they know in a meaningful way to real music.
I know players who are well versed in scales, have great technique and know lots of cool licks, but when you put them on the spot to improvise or play with a band all of that knowledge goes right out the window
I believe the problem lies in one main issue: We don't practice applying the things we are working on in a consistent, focused way. Because of this we have
knowledge without application...or put another way: We've got nothing to show for all the work we are putting into our practice time.
So I've made it my mission to create courses that focus on sharing great content but are also heavy on application.
Liquid Fire Legato is no exception and is the only legato focused course available that is committed to getting you to apply specific legato ideas to real
music. These aren't just exercises, they are real musical phrases that you can work with over and over and create endless variations on as you develop your
So check out the samples on this page, take a look at all the benefits you will receive by working with this course, read the testimonials, and then decide if this
course is for you.
For the price of a single guitar lesson you get a massive amount of high quality instruction that is focused on making you a better player for months and years to come!
***About Legato Firestarter:
I created this course because I felt there was a need for an organized practice routine, or workout, for developing the legato technique. Mostly what you will find on Google are random exercises and licks, which can be great on their own, but at the end of the day all you have is a bunch of unrelated material with no real direction on how to practice it.
Back in the 1980’s and 90’s when I was developing my legato chops I used exercises and ideas I gleaned from instructional videos by guys like Vinnie Moore and John Petrucci and created my own practice routine using those materials. I found that actually having a routine I could go to day after day was very important in developing my fret hand strength, accuracy, endurance, and yes, speed.
So I’ve created my own spin on some of my favorite exercises and put them together in an organized practice routine for you. I've taken all the guess work out of how and what to practice and created a program that should take you about 20 minutes to complete. I think of this routine as similar to a “workout” at the gym, or on the track. Although these exercises are not particularly musical in nature, they serve the purpose of preparing your muscles for greater things when it’s “game time,”—just as an athlete would lift weights or run sprints to play their best in a game, the same is true for us as guitar players--we need to prepare our guitar playing muscles for playing our best when it counts!