Do you want to shred jazz?
If you said yes, this is something to check out.
Armen Movsesyan or Armov is an active part of the Instagram/FB guitar community. You might have seen his videos that combine comedy and guitar playing together. In addition to his virtuosic skills, Armov is constantly making his videos fun to watch. This is a great take that makes his videos different than your typical shred or IG virtuoso videos.
In this collection, Armov collected 10 of his licks. The examples are notated in both standard notation and TAB. There are also some left hand fingering notated as well in some examples. The licks include technical challenges like string skipping, open voiced triads, scalar runs, legato phrases, alternate picking and sweep picking. Basically, if you need to work on any specific technique for speed, you probably will find an exercise here that will challenge your picking chops.
At 16 pages, this seems like a short collection until you realise how challenging these licks are! As a fan of Armov’s work (both his social media strategy & music), I definitely dig this collection.
The licks included are:
Death by Diminished
This I Dig of You (Opening Lick)
Super Shred Lick
Diminished Alien Traids
Pros: Value for money, since if you bought the transcriptions separately, it’s more than $20 value, only $9.99.
Cons: Videos are not linked in the actual PDF. This would be really cool to help practice sessions!
TLDR: If you like Armov’s playing, this is a good introduction to his licks.
Where to buy:
Get this collection direct from Armov here:
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