I was just wondering how much in terms of music should I know of before going into music falculty in university or college???

I just started guitar, however, I am already deeply addicted to it. I really want to become proficient at it. I am currently working on Speed Mechanics because John Petrucci is the man that made me pick up guitar (I have his rock displine at hands as well). In your opinion, what other good instructional books will musically help me immensely??? Btw, my musical tastes are shred-metal, guitar instrumental, or jazz.

THX~

BTW, this site is just incredible. I am truly thankful that someone is putting up a such great guitar-related website and establishing a friendly guitar community.

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