Sal Salvador – Jazz Chording and Comping

Feb 15 2016

Sal Salvador – Jazz Chording and Comping

Throughout this informative and jam-packed tape, Sal teaches you jazz chord forms and substitutions, flat 5 substitutions, playing behind a soloist as well as a vocalist in a duet setting, II-V-I progressions, altering chords as they lead to a minor chord, I-VI-II-V progressions in major and minor, the ‘Charleston’ beat, comping, soloing over major and minor I-IV-II-V progressions and much more. Many of the examples are illustrated with Sal’s band, including some terrific jazz vocals. Sal Salvador was a capable soloist and accompanist whose single-string style, shaped by his early interest in the music of Charlie Christian, was augmented...

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Martin Carthy – British Fingerstyle Guitar

Feb 12 2016

Martin Carthy – British Fingerstyle Guitar

Martin Carthy has forged his own personal and unusual approach to fingerstyle guitar. Musician Magazine recently cited him as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century. He has developed his own tunings and right hand techniques to enable him to play British traditional folk music. This body of music is rooted in a vocal tradition of hundreds of years as well as a strong dance culture. It is not bound by any time or bar structure. The guitarist must find ways to explore, reinforce, accent and embellish these melodies. Martin has successfully done this with the...

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Keith Wyatt – Ultimate Beginner Series: Acoustic Guitar Basics

Feb 09 2016

Keith Wyatt – Ultimate Beginner Series: Acoustic Guitar Basics

The Ultimate Beginner Series has helped thousands of aspiring musicians take their first steps towards experiencing the fun of playing music. Now you can experience both step 1 & step 2 together for the first time on DVD. On your Acoustic Guitar Basics DVD, you will learn; how to tune up quickly & accurately, how to change strings, how to play the most popular chords, how to create variety in your rhythm playing, how to create melodies around chords using hammer-ons & pull-offs, how to play in any key using the capo or barre chords, and much more. This...

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Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Country Blues Guitar

Jan 30 2016

Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Country Blues Guitar

This DVD lesson has been designed to help beginner and intermediate students of fingerpicking country blues guitar improve their playing skills and increase their repertoires using an alternating bass technique. Stefan Grossman illustrates and explains in detail ten fingerstyle arrangements in the keys of C, D, E, A, G and F. These popular blues and ragtime songs come from the playing of Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Mance Lipscomb and Elizabeth Cotten. Each tune is discussed and taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split screen so that you can clearly see what each hand is...

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Guitar World – Secrets of the Great Acoustic Songwriters

Jan 26 2016

Guitar World – Secrets of the Great Acoustic Songwriters

A compilation of nine instructional video lessons and their accompanying print articles and tabs that were produced by esteemed Musicians Institute instructor Dale Turner for his Guitar World magazine column, Hole Notes. The collection offers a virtual gold mine of insightful analysis of the signature playing and songwriting styles of some of the most legendary names in acoustic folk, pop and rock guitar: Paul Simon, John Lennon, George Harrison, Elliot Smith, John Frusciante, Jeff Buckley, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Nick Drake and Ani DiFranco. Each chapter focuses on a particular artist and features several musical examples inspired by his or...

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Corey Harris Teaches Blues Guitar from Mississippi to Mali

Jan 22 2016

Corey Harris Teaches Blues Guitar from Mississippi to Mali

Corey Harris has absorbed American country blues traditions and plays them as authentically and powerfully as anyone on the scene today. He has also explored the African guitar styles on which much of the blues was based, and on this remarkable instructional session he teaches songs and instrumentals that bridge the gap between the two cultures. Corey starts by teaching two blues in C: High Fever Blues, his original based on old Charlie Patton/Tommy Johnson style blues, and Blind Blake’s more rag-like C. C. Pill Blues. Tuning to open E, Corey gives you a detailed lesson in slide guitar....

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Ben Bolt – Anyone Can Play Classic Guitar

Jan 16 2016

Ben Bolt – Anyone Can Play Classic Guitar

In this DVD, you will learn from one of America’s foremost classic guitar teachers. Ben Bolt demonstrates his principles for judging distance, point of reference, right- and left-hand positions, and the correct sitting posture. An easy-to-understand and technically correct introduction to classic guitar performance. Ben Bolt was playing lead guitar in rock bands at the age of 12 and performed professionally at 16 in Miami. After high school, Ben left his band to study classical guitar in Spain. At the age of 19, he studied with Andres Segovia in Madrid. Andres Segovia, the father of the classical guitar, said,...

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Martin Simpson – Making Connections in Open Tunings

Jan 15 2016

Martin Simpson – Making Connections in Open Tunings

Martin explores relationships between traditional open (major and minor) tunings and more modern open tunings in this fun, accessible master class. In this lesson, Martin looks at various tunings he uses as part of his signature sound and compares them in relation to each other and to standard tuning. He demonstrates commonly used chord forms that work in standard and open tunings. Martin’s take on Open Tunings and how they work is an absolute must for any guitar player! Martin also touches on some of his unique right and left hand techniques while teaching you five of his signature...

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At a Glance – Beginning Guitar

Jan 08 2016

At a Glance – Beginning Guitar

A first of its kind, the At a Glance series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional guitarist with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Each book/DVD features several lessons pertaining to one topic, and the DVD lessons feature on-screen music. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information. Beginning Guitar – At a Glance features five lessons to get players started and uses riffs from 14 classic songs to demonstrate the concepts in action. Riff Example Songs include: Amazing Grace – Various Artists Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison Crazy Little Thing Called...

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Guitar Licks Goldmine – 200 Acoustic Licks

Jan 04 2016

Guitar Licks Goldmine – 200 Acoustic Licks

A Guitar Licks Goldmine awaits in this incredible acoustic collection! With four hours of content, this DVD is jam-packed with lead lines, phrases, and riffs personally taught to you by professional guitarists Matthew Schroeder, Ben Woolman, Peter Roller, and Colin O’Brien. Each and every authentic lick includes a walk-through explanation by a pro guitarist and note-for-note on-screen tablature. Normal and slow-speed performance demos are included to really help viewers master the licks. Great variety of lick styles for the acoustic guitar. Including percussion and other effect styles. Great blues and bluegrass licks also. Yes, only a few might be...

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