Original Speed Kills by Michael Angelo Batio

Speed Kills 1991

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(2 customer reviews)


Created over two decades ago, Speed Kills 1991 is the original “shredder's bible.” These techniques are as relevant today as they were in 1991. This is your opportunity to learn from a master.  Michael Angelo Batio shares the techniques that have made him one of the fastest and most accurate players on the planet.

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In 1991, Michael Angelo Batio created Speed Kills to be the ultimate guitar lesson on speed picking technique. Speed Kills 1991 is legendary for its ability to raise a guitarist’s skills to the next level and beyond. With Speed Kills you’re learning from the fastest guitarist on the planet. Don’t take our word for it. Guitar One Magazine chose Michael Angelo Batio as the Number 1 Shredder of All Time. This is what Guitar World magazine has to say about this program:

“Michael Angelo Batio’s Speed Kills is the ultimate face-melting instructional program…”

What’s included

  • Learn to radically increase picking speed and coordination
  • Alternate picking
  • Economy picking
  • Hybrid picking
  • Legato hybrid picking
  • Pedal point
  • Fretboard tapping
  • Arpeggio basics

The following advanced arpeggio techniques:

  • Picking hand tapped arpeggio
  • String skipping tapped arpeggio
  • String skipping arpeggio

Speed Kills 1991 includes animated on-screen tab so you can play along with each section at 40 beats per minute. Michael explains each exercise and technique in vivid detail.  He performs each exercise on-screen at both slow and blazing speed.  The program includes a printable booklet along with play-along animated tab. The digital download includes all these materials along with Guitar Pro animated tab files.

Some amazing guitarists learned to shred by using this course.  These players include Rusty Cooley and Metal Mike Chlasciak.  Although your guitar technique may never reach “warp” speed, we guarantee that this will make you a better player.  Get started today and learn from the same program used by today’s top shred guitarists.

Additional information

DVD, Digital Download

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Speed Kills 1991

  1. Dan

    The original and still champion! This video really pushes you to be faster as well as more precise. There are several exercises that span many different techniques for building speed and they all not only work, they’re fun to play! Michael Angelo balances great lessons with humor and the video really is a treat to watch on its own, even without your guitar in hand. Speaking of which, where do I get a 29 fret guitar anyway?

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    After finishing the original 6 levels of Doug Mark’s Instructional Video, I bought Speed Kills and was totally blown away by MAB’s playing. I was working on a commercial game project at the time and needed custom music for the cut scene. I started spending all my spare time after work grinding out the first few Xersizes (spell?), and slowly improved speed and accuracy over several months. I got out of it everything that I put into it. I was able to create my own original music synchronized to the video and I did shred it like he said it! I couldn’t be happier with the result. And my playing went ballistic. Thanks MAB! I just bought the new No Boundaries note-for-note and that’s what I’m going to split my practice time on — rather than just learning rhythm from songs using Riffmaster.

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