Slipknot's Jim Root Documentary Coming

11/12/2013
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(FRET12) The fifth installment of The Sound and The Story instructional-documentary guitar DVD series starring Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter Jim Root of Slipknot & Stone Sour will be released on December 2nd.

Since 1999, Jim Root has been cultivating a guitar sound and songwriting style that is markedly original and deeply influential. Entire musical movements have formed in the wake of the band's sound. A profusion of impassioned fans, noteworthy musicians, and signature products all take inspiration from Jim Root's approach to music, and FRET12 will be taking you even further into his creative persona. Fans will learn the origins of his style, the sounds that add up to create his signature tone, and the emotional story that has molded him into the musician he is today.

"When Jim joined it really became something very special, and I can remember being so excited for the future; because we had someone who could really play anything…" -Corey Taylor, lead singer of Slipknot/Stone Sour

The Sound and The Story DVD series is quickly becoming known for featuring comprehensive guitar lessons taught by the artist – featuring fan-favorite songs. In this DVD, Jim teaches exactly how HE plays some of his most memorable and challenging solos from both bands. Jim also teaches you how to play 11 complete songs: covering riffs, leads/overlays, effects-usage, and more! Paired with an artist-approved tab book, fans will get access to tutorials on guitar techniques and methods; backstage rig tours, live concert footage, and a private behind-the-scenes look at the life of Jim Root. Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor and guitar technician Martin Connors also share stories and personal experiences they've had with Jim Root in a series of never-before-seen interviews!

Along with the DVD, fans can connect at FRET12.com; which offers a full online store catering to guitarists and guitar culture. FRET12 also features over 250 professional guitarist interviews and rig tours, tablature, and social platforms with active followings of guitar enthusiasts, musicians, and fans to interact and network with.

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