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Guitar Lessons

David Shankle, “The Shred Demon”, of Chicago, IL is one of the most respected and talented COMPOSER GUITARISTS MASTER SUPER SHREDDER shredding up the metal scene today. To all MANOWAR and DSG fans, he is one of the top 10 shredders and fastest guitarists in the world. He is well known for playing 7 string over-the-neck scales and arpeggios, string skipping, and a master of many guitar techniques. HE IS KNOWN TO PLAY OVER-THE-NECK GUITAR FASTER THAN MOST GUYS PLAY NORMALLY.
It is David's incredible knowledge and expertise in playing as well as teaching guitar that has brought many guitarists from around the world just to do lessons and learn from him.
David was a member of MANOWAR from 1988 to 1994, playing on the epic, certified-platinum album “The Triumph Of Steel” and co-writing 4 songs including “Master Of The Wind”, “The Burning”, “Ride the Dragon”, and “Demon’s Whip”.

After setting out on his own, David attended Roosevelt Music University in Chicago to improve his jazz and classical guitar skills. Check out his signature over the neck style of guitar playing in the video for “Ashes To Ashes” and on the songs “The Glory of Achilles”, “Metal Warriors” and “Battle Hymn” on the “The Day The Earth Shook: The Absolute Power” DVD, featuring MANOWAR members past and present performing at Earthshaker Fest 2005. Having refined and nearly perfected his craft, David brings years of experience and hard work to the table with the DSG/DAVID SHANKLE GROUP.VOODOO GODS . DEVIL LAND.

David Shankle has played in front of some of the biggest rock and metal crowds all over the world, including 70,000+ people at Earthshaker Fest 2005 and 40,000+ people with his band DSG at the First Annual Magic Circle Festival in 2007.

The DAVID SHANKLE GROUP (also known as DSG) is about pure talent. Even before his days as lead guitarist of MANOWAR, David had already received numerous accolades. His incredible technique and blistering speed on the guitar have won him the moniker “The Shred Demon”. Such revered artists as Michael Angelo Batio, Joe Stump, Rusty Cooley, George Bellas, Francisco Fareri and Tom Hess have testified to David’s prowess. George Bellas has said, “DSG should stand for Dangerous Speed Guitar”. With the first of six instructional videos available through, David continues to make his mark on the guitar world. Fronting his own impressive band, the DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, David introduced the metal world to a new breed of speed while, at the same time, displaying awesome classical guitar and balladry on the band’s debut album “Ashes To Ashes”, which was released in 2003 on Magic Circle Music. Be sure to listen to DSG's second album, “Hellborn”, which was released in 2007 and is guaranteed to melt your face. David Shankle is one of the most devastating over the neck shredders around and a world renowned guitar instructor and shredder. From MANOWAR to DSG.Devil Land.Voodoo Gods.

David would like to thank the new members of the DSG band:
Warren Halvarson (vocals), Gabriel Anthony (drums)and Mike Streicher (bass).
We would also like to thank Jay Walsh at Farview Recording, John Pettigrass (acting Manager) and PURE STEEL RECORDS.

David Shankle, formally of Manowar and with his own band DSG, is one of the most respected and talented guitarists shredding up the metal scene today AND NOW He’s available to teach you on SKYPE. David has recorded and shared the stage with some of the best including, Michael Angelo Batio, George Bellas, Joe Stump, TD Clark, Matt Mills, Roger Staffelback, Tommy Vitaly just to name a few. David appears on 14 guest CDs and more projects currently in the works. David has taught well over a thousand students in the last ten years. David is a graduate of Roosevelt Music University in Chicago Illinois and teaches beginner, advanced and master classes. David specializes in composition, theory, ear training and speed. Style of study include Jazz, Classical, Rock, Blues, Hot Country Licks & Neo Classical Shred Guitar. David has toured 20 different countries with Manowar and there Platinum album Triumph of Steel. - See more at:

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Toshi Iseda Guitar Lessons

Guitar master Toshi Iseda is now taking on a few students this is a great chance to learn and master any style of music out there today!!!!

Heavy Metal TV

If you are a artist or product owner and looking to promote your band or product into new and exciting directions then this is a great way to have your video or product on a fast growing website that does things in a different and totally afforadable way. Heavy Metal Tv is the worlds only internet TV factory. Within a month you would rach close to a million music fans &beer drinkers worldwide. They are flexable fitting all there sponsors with whatever kind of commercial advertising they wish.

Artists like Ozzy, Rush, Slash, Black Sabbath, Rex Brown, Glen Hughes advertise on Heavy Metal Tv!! This is your chance to get in and lock in the cheap prices before they go up.....What are you waiting for????

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Pedal Genie

There is a great company called Pedal Genie that offers musicians the chance to rent pedals before they make the costly investment. This is also great for the touring musician or studio time when you will only need a pedal for a certain amount of time and do not feel like shelling out the expensive cost some can cost. It is such a simple formula similar to Netflix does with DVD's you just sign up for a subscription and then order what you want and in a couple days BOOM shows up to your door!! This is a great simple way to find that perfect pedal for your tonal needs.

Pedal Genie also sells tons of products like guitar strings, high end batteries and pedal accessories to make sure you sound your best every time. They have a plan where your first month can be as low as one dollar what makes it where any musician on any budget can get a great feel for what Pedal Genie has to offer!!!


Free Guitar Strings For Life

This is a really cool site for the musician that has a great giveaway each month for something really cool. The site offers some great lessons from the beginner to the advanced to keep you on your toes. The site also offers chord sheets, tab paper and notation pages along with apps. You have to register your email to get access to all of the great features of the website but usually just give them a email and you are in!!

The site offers ''Free Guitar Strings For Life'' but it costs 2.98 dollars for shipping for the strings what is really still a great deal for quality strings. They offer Acoustic and electric strings for this price. Bass players will pay 13.95 for strings what is still not a bad deal to keep you rolling for gigs! I have tried these strings out and honestly they really are right up there with top made strings.

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Hello Music

Hello Music is a website that has new deals each day for the musician from guitar, bass, drummers, keys, engineers and dj's. They offer beginner level to advanced gear from the biggest name brands on the market. They also have a great customer service (I have personally purchased guitars, basses, amps, effects, recording gear and keys from Hello Music).

Hello Music also offers some really massive giveaways on there Facebook page each month that is simple to enter just share the posts and you are in the running. You have to register on the website to get the member deals but it is well worth your time to do so for the awesome savings!!

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