Martin Taylor – Jazz Guitarist

Aug 05 2016

Martin Taylor – Jazz Guitarist

In this unique DVD lesson Martin Taylor discusses various aspects of his approach to fingerstyle jazz guitar. This is the perfect introduction to Martin’s guitar style and techniques. Once you have mastered this material you will be ready to tackle Martin’s other videos and DVDs. The DVD includes a 56-page booklet in standard notation and Tab. Dr Martin Taylor is a British jazz guitarist who has performed in groups, guitar ensembles and as an accompanist. He is best known for his solo fingerstyle performances, in which he provides bass and chordal accompaniment in addition to a melody. Martin presents:...

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Don Ross – Fingerstyle Guitar

Aug 02 2016

Don Ross – Fingerstyle Guitar

Donald James Ross, commonly known as Don Ross, is a Canadian fingerstyle guitarist noted for the emotion and intensity of his playing as well as his use of extended technique. Ross’s music borrows from blues, jazz, folk and classical music creating a style that he describes as “heavy wood”. Step into the expansive world of fingerstyle guitar taught by one of the finest players ever to grace the instrument. A basic knowledge of chords is recommended. Don Ross is a formidable guitarist and an outstanding teacher. On this video he demonstrates the proper use of the right hand and...

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Denis Chang – Jazz Manouche: Technique & Improvisation Volume 4

Jul 31 2016

Denis Chang – Jazz Manouche: Technique & Improvisation Volume 4

In Jazz Manouche Technique & Improvisation Vol 4, Denis continues to demonstrate Phrases & Exercises for the student. He then moves on to concepts such as Rhythm Concepts, Phrasing Concepts and Tempo Concepts. In the section on “Dynamics, Articulation and Subtle Nuance”, Denis gives an in-depth study of some of the subtler aspects of Jazz Manouche guitar. Denis’ understanding of these critical nuances allows him to guide the student into perfecting his or her technique. Denis provides a wealth of chord knowledge and construction before ending the DVD with an in-depth review in context. Denis has a B.Mus. from...

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The Blues Guitar of Keb’ Mo’

Jul 16 2016

The Blues Guitar of Keb’ Mo’

Keb’ Mo’s lesson is aimed at players who want to get comfortable with the basics of traditional country blues and then go on to more contemporary blues-based tunes. Working in the key of E, Keb’ shows how turnarounds and harmonized scale passages can be the basis for developing fluid phrases in a Robert Johnson style blues tune. He teaches his original tunes Perpetual Blues Machine and Angelina, both in A and employing a rhythmic alternating bass style. Keb’ Mo includes some jazz-oriented chords (F7b5, G13 and E11) that add spice and interest to the songs. For Henry, Keb’ switches...

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Buster B. Jones – Hot Licks, Rhythms and Grooves

Jul 14 2016

Buster B. Jones – Hot Licks, Rhythms and Grooves

Buster had this to say about Hot Licks, Rhythms & Grooves: “This video is a journey through 30 years of my musical life. I touch on many different styles and approaches to playing lead and rhythm guitar. My goal as a player is to expand these perimeters and express what I feel musically. My goal as a teacher is to present this in such a manner that you can absorb it, play it and then use the ideas and take them to new places. I hope you find this musical adventure to be as enjoyable for you to learn...

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Juan Martin – Solos Flamencos Volume 1

Jul 12 2016

Juan Martin – Solos Flamencos Volume 1

Solos Flamencos Volumes 1 and 2 – comprehensive multimedia teaching sets.These Book, CD and DVD sets present 63 solos, progressively graded from absolute beginners to more advanced, to suit players of all levels. Volume 1 contains examples of eighteen different palos (rhythmic forms) of flamenco, with a wealth of melodic falsetas and rhythms. The music for all these is accurately written in notation and flamenco tab (cifra) in the book, and is also recorded on the companion CD. The DVD contains over 57 minutes of solo music, and also includes introduction by Juan Martin and brief scenes of Andalucia...

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Samy Daussat – Debutant Guitare Manouche

Jul 08 2016

Samy Daussat – Debutant Guitare Manouche

Video lessons of manouche master Samy Daussat of gypsy jazz. All examples are very easy, booklet inluded. Voici le nouvel ouvrage propose par Samy Daussat et Denis Roux concernant l’apprentissage de la guitare manouche. Avec 4 methodes dans le style, le savoir faire de Samy Daussat n’est plus a prouver. Ce volume beneficie de ce savoir faire. Accompagne d’un CD et d’un DVD, il est destine au “super debutant”. Pour cela Samy Daussat a choisi de prendre des morceaux traditionnels tsiganes et manouches simples a memoriser et a jouer. Ils font partie des incontournables du style mais ont la...

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La guitarra flamenca de Merengue de Cordoba Volume 1 – 2

Jul 04 2016

La guitarra flamenca de Merengue de Cordoba Volume 1 – 2

In this video, Merengue de Cordoba, one of the most experienced teachers of the flamenco guitar, who has brought forth young talents such as Vicente Amigo, Paco Serrano and Jose Antonio Rodriguez, addresses himself in particular to beginners. Alegrias, Bulerias, Colombiana, Rumba, Sevillanas, Solea, Tientos, Verdiales… Merengue imparts the basics of the flamenco guitar in a pleasant and comprehensible way. He plays and explains all palos flamencos, shows essential techniques and easy falsetas as well as slightly more difficult ones. This method might be the introduction for all guitarists who have been toying for a long time with the...

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Tommy Emmanuel – Certified Gems

Jul 01 2016

Tommy Emmanuel – Certified Gems

Multi-angle interactive video instruction accelerates the learning experience with looping, syncing, zooming, keyboard shortcuts and other handy controls. Viewing angles include wide, right-hand, front of left-hand, back of left hand, and a tri-view showing three angles simultaneously. Video angles can be switched easily during playback for optimal viewing of left and right hands at any point in the performances or breakdowns. Any section of a video can also be looped continuously for study and play-along. This interactive video course features two hours of multi-angle video guitar lessons for full performance versions of Mr. Guitar, Classical Gas, Borsalino, To B...

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The Guitar of Pierre Bensusan – Volume Two

Jun 19 2016

The Guitar of Pierre Bensusan – Volume Two

Pierre Bensusan’ s sound and style confounds classification. It is profoundly original. His fingerprint is on it whether it is found in his earlier folk and Celtic-based renderings, his free-form improvisational material, or in settings, solo or ensemble. Undoubtedly, a word association game among guitarists would yield the instantaneous response, “DADGAD,” at the mention of Pierre’s name. Although DADGAD is Pierre’s “standard” tuning, he would rather his audiences forgot about that particular detail. His music reaches far beyond the idiom of a guitar played in a non-standard tuning. “I don’t look at music as being made for a specific...

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