A freak of nature is the best way to describe Michael Angelo Batio on the guitar. He came to Coffey’s Music last Friday to host a guitar clinic, but its hard to ask questions when the instructor is so good you have no idea what he’s doing.
There weren’t alot of technical questions after witnessing some of Batio’s mind-blowing moves. Hell, even the Wikipedia entry for batio is intimidating:
“Batio has an advanced knowledge of music theory, having a deep understanding of complex scale combinations and time signatures which assist him in his compositions. He is widely known for his technical mastery of the fretboard and his extremely fast picking and sweep picked arpeggios. He is also known for his showmanship during performances, particularly his use of the “Over-Under” technique, and for his ability to play a double and quad guitar, using both hands to play.”
What does any of that mean really? If you know, you will enjoy the video, if you don’t, you will enjoy the video as Batio plays a nice Zeppelin medley. Beware, its Zeppelin on steroids.
If you are a serious guitar geek you can watch him playing this double guitar on our Facebook page.
Don’t forget to press the HD button!