(Guitar Educational). Guitar Workout is an intensive, comprehensive program that will increase your speed, agility, and creativity. This is the ultimate workout for any guitarist who wants to accelerate and articulate their speed picking! Train like a professional while gaining a greater understanding of the diatonic major scale, scale harmony, and the picking technique needed to play super-fast licks and riffs with melodic intelligence and creativity. Internationally rewned guitarist John Heussenstamm leads you through rigorous single-te warm-up exercises, speed drills, fingering patterns, sweeps, arpeggios, and melody construction.