Frederic Hand – Classical Guitar Seven Easy Pieces

May 27 2016

Frederic Hand – Classical Guitar Seven Easy Pieces

The beauty and romance of the classical guitar is brought home in this fascinating lesson by one of the world’s top players. Frederic Hand applies the essential techniques that he demonstrated on his first Homespun video to gorgeous music that will be accessible to all guitarists…with practice. The seven works taught on this video are among the best-known student pieces, and will be within the reach of most guitarists who are familiar with the fingerboard and basic classical technique. “Easy is a relative term,” Fred says. “Playing the classical guitar with beauty and command is a life-long process.” Fred...

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Max Milligan – Acoustic Fingerstyle Contemporary

May 24 2016

Max Milligan – Acoustic Fingerstyle Contemporary

The Acoustic Fingerstyle series of instructional programs will teach you all the skills needed to master the acoustic style. This 3rd lesson, geared toward the intermediate player, will show how to successfully put together an arrangement of a well-known piece. Classic traditional tunes are used to demonstrate the different styles and executions used by great guitarists like Tommy Emmanuel, Merle Travis, and Chet Atkins. This program will help you become a red hot picker. Lessons include: Standard Tuning Alternate Picking Exercise House of the Rising Sun I & II And More! See also: Max Milligan – Acoustic Fingerstyle: Folk...

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Mel Reeves – Play Jazz Guitar Now!

May 18 2016

Mel Reeves – Play Jazz Guitar Now!

At last, Mel Reeves – the country’s leading writer & presenter of music tuition videos – has turned his attention to the world of jazz guitar. Whether you are a true jazz fan or simply want to add a little jazz to your armoury of guitar styles you can now learn how to play those cool chords & stunning solos. Special features: Styles, Instrumentals, Theory & Technique sections are in chapters for easy access and learning. Using Mel’s method you really can Play Jazz Guitar Now! This is an excellent guide to the basics of jazz guitar. Mel Reeves...

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Happy Traum Teaches Seven Classic Bob Dylan Songs

May 14 2016

Happy Traum Teaches Seven Classic Bob Dylan Songs

Happy Traum’s long association with Bob Dylan makes him the perfect instructor to teach these seven Dylan favorites. In nearly three hours of in-depth guitar instruction, he helps you build guitar skills while passing along his unique historical insights and first-hand perspective on the music. Happy shows novice guitarists the basic chords for each of these classic songs, then brings his arrangements to life with movable chord shapes, bass runs, harmony lines and other nuances that will add distinction to everything you play. Each song features a different fingerpicking approach: Traditional three-finger patterns, Travis-style swing, steady-bass blues, Carter Family...

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Laurence Juber: The Guitarist

May 12 2016

Laurence Juber: The Guitarist

Laurence Juber, the former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney and Wings, is the premier solo acoustic guitarist of our generation. His arrangements are beautiful, fluid, and stunning, yet never does he sacrifice musicality for technical virtuosity. On this DVD, Laurence performs and explains six of his most popular solo guitar pieces in DADGAD and standart tuning. In the special lesson sections, Laurence walks you through the key aspects and techniques required for each arrangement, and you can select from multiple camera angles: watch the full performance or see a close-up right or left hand. In addition, several bonus song...

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Bob Brozman – Traditional Hawaiian Steel Guitar

May 11 2016

Bob Brozman – Traditional Hawaiian Steel Guitar

Get the real Hawaiian steel guitar sound! This lesson for guitarists, Dobro, lap steel and pedal steel players covers bar techniques, hand positions, scale patterns, Hawaiian tunings, vibrato, harmonic “chimes” and more. Bob stresses the importance of using palm harmonics and explains some incredible secrets for getting sounds up and down the neck. You’ll learn to play four Hawaiian classics Mai Kai No Kauai; Maui Chimes; Moana Chimes; Uhe, Uhene and grasp how this music has profoundly influenced today’s bluegrass, country, Western swing, jazz and Tex-Mex styles. If you are trying to learn Hawaiian steel guitar, this is the...

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Joe Diorio – Creative Jazz Guitar

May 07 2016

Joe Diorio – Creative Jazz Guitar

Jazz guitar master Joe Diorio embraces the true exploratory experience of jazz. With over 40 years of experience as a performer, recording artist, and instructor, Joe has worked with such jazz luminaries as Sonny Sitt, Eddie Harris, Ira Sullivan, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, and Anita O Day. As a highly respected educator, Joe taught jazz improvisation at L.A. s prestigious Musician s Institute, the University of Miami, and the University of Southern California, and has conducted seminars throughout the United States, Europe, and Brazil. In this DVD, Joe discusses and demonstrates his techniques of composing and building solos with...

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Tommy Emmanuel – Up Close

Apr 30 2016

Tommy Emmanuel – Up Close

Up Close is a 2 hour personal lesson with Tommy. He explains in detail, his amazing harmonic technique. Shows you step-by-step how to play fingerstyles. There are rare insights into some of his more complicated arrangements and featured throughout the video and Up Close detailed and “slowed down” demonstrations and performances of many of Tommy’s songs. Tommy Emmanuel, if you hadn’t heard, is a spectacular acoustic guitarist. In this video he explains in split screens and fast and slow speeds his technique for playing several of his songs. This DVD succeeds on two levels: the playing is pure Emmanuel –...

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Dorian Michael – Acoustic Blues (Lesson)

Apr 28 2016

Dorian Michael – Acoustic Blues (Lesson)

This DVD is a part of original DVD which contains only Blues Lesson with Audio play alongs. Joined by two legendary guitarists Albert Lee and Laurence Juber, Dorian Michael is an accomplished soloist in his own right, having released 10 records over the past 25 years. On this recording he explores the blues with an ensemble consisting of guitars, bass, piano and drums. An all acoustic, high definition recording, the tracks on this DVD demonstrate the ultimate in sonic fidelity combined with terrific musicianship and well-crafted tunes. Includes: Basic Blues – The Pentatonic Scale Extending The “Blues” Scale Putting...

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Charles Postlewate – Five-Finger Technique for the Right-Hand

Apr 25 2016

Charles Postlewate – Five-Finger Technique for the Right-Hand

This two-hour DVD is a presentation of the 19-year project by Charles Postlewate on extending right hand technique for guitar to include the little finger. PART I presents this technique in actual repertoire, including standard guitar repertoire (by Barrios, Sor, Torroba and Villa-Lobos), new arrangements & transcriptions and original compositions. It features complete performances of twelve pieces recorded on Postlewate’s Homage to Villa-Lobos CD and published in the book by the same name. Each performance is introduced by Postlewate with explanations and demonstrations of how and where the little finger is used in the execution of scales, chords, arpeggios,...

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