It’s great to hear that Cracking the Code team reached out to John… it’s a shame that it didn’t result in sitting down together but there’s always hope for the future. It’ll be a great day if it ever happens as he really is one of the masters at this, and pretty much alternate picks everything and can play insanely fast.
I haven’t had the time yet to fully absorb all the replies but it seems you guys already have a really good grip on it, and this topic is a good resource in terms of terms of being an alternate to learn a lot from.
Other guys where it’d be great to have on… would be Eric Johnson… pretty much all of the guys mentioned during any of the videos it’d be great… but Petrucci is probably that one guy where personally… I’d be hoping for the most.
An underrated picker, someone different to have on would actually be James Hetfield and he isn’t even a lead player. On the surface of it, it seems obsurd but in terms of downpicking rhythms he is probably the biggest pioneer and master of it. The Master of Puppets and Justice era… there’s a lot of complex stuff going on there… there is a lot of nuances… and the tabs and tab books are always wrong. It wouldn’t need to be a 6 hour seminar but it’d be great to see an interview one day.