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Hi, my name is Nick Layton and I'd like to welcome you to Firestarter Legato!
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!


Who This Course Is Perfect For

  • Players of all levels who want to develop their fret hand strength, accuracy and speed.
  • All players who want to develop a strong legato technique and build endurance to play great licks for hours!
  • Intermediate to advancing guitarists who want to play hammer ons and pull offs more confidently with conviction!
  • Players who want a detailed practice routine that yields amazing results quickly.
  • Guitarists who want to begin playing licks in the style of great legato players like Eddie Van Halen, George Lynch, Joe Satriani and more!
  • Players looking for a daily workout routine they can do in 20 minutes or less that results in great guitar gains quickly.
  • Guitarists looking for an organized group of exercises that take the guess work out of what to practice.
  • Players who want to develop the technique necessary to play smooth, saxophone like sounds that only legato playing can achieve!
  • Players of all levels who want some new ways to practice their hammer ons and pull offs!


    What You Get

    • Over 40 minutes of video instruction and demonstrations!
    • A 24 page PDF with practice tips, TAB and advice on getting the most from this program.
    • 8 Rounds and twenty minutes worth of of killer legato exercises that will prepare you to play legato in the style of the greats like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Richie Kotzen, Warren DeMartini and man more !
    • A Full explanation and demonstration of how to use this program for a great fret hand workout.
    • 5 awesome legato licks with video, TAB and Guitar Pro files.
    • Scale Diagrams for all scales used in this course.  
    • Guitar Pro files for all 8 rounds of exercises!
    • A Full 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!