Special DVD features include: Dolby Digital Stereo, Tuning Segment, CD preview, Bonus Lesson: Right-Hand Technique-Sweep Picking, Bonus Performance: Steve Morse, Additional Product Previews, DVD-ROM Features (Printable TAB booklet, Printable PDF Reference Materials), Internet Connectivity.
DVD Video, NTSC, Regions: All
Most of the solos, chords and playing demonstrations have been transcribed in the printable music and tab PDF.
Yngwie immersed himself in the music of such bands as Deep Purple and spent long hours unlocking the secrets of both the guitar and the music. His admiration for Ritchie Blackmore's classically influenced playing led him, through his sister's direction, back to the source: Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Mozart. As Yngwie absorbed the classical structures of the masters, his prodigious style began to take shape. He continued playing for hours each day, often falling asleep draped over his guitar.
Yngwie's first solo album, Rising Force (now considered the bible for neoclassical rock) made it to #60 on the Billboard charts, an impressive feat for a mostly instrumental guitar album with no commercial airplay. The album also gained Yngwie a Grammy nomination for best rock instrumental performance. Soon the honors came rolling in: He was voted Best New Talent in several reader's polls, Best Rock Guitarist the year after, and Rising Force became Album of the Year. Powered by the jaw-dropping guitar/ keyboard duals of Yngwie and longtime friend Jens Johansson, the band Rising Force blazed a trail on the concert circuit that established Yngwie as one of rock guitar's brightest new stars and added a new genre to the music lexicon: neoclassical rock.