John Miller – The Guitar Of Furry Lewis

Mar 30 2016

John Miller – The Guitar Of Furry Lewis

A guide to the traditional blues playing style of the Mississippi bluesman who lived in Memphis and had a gift for storytelling and showmanship. Walter ‘Furry’ Lewis recorded 25 songs between 1927 and 1929, as well as several albums in the 1960s for Folkways, Prestige and other labels after being rediscovered as part of the great blues rebirth. As a guitarist, Furry Lewis was a two-finger picker with a huge vocabulary of sounds at his fingertips. He worked effortlessly with both broad strokes and intricate detail, possessing a fluidity that recalls the talents of the great Robert Johnson. Guitar...

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Gerhard Graf-Martinez – Flamenco Guitar Method Vol 1 – 2

Mar 28 2016

Gerhard Graf-Martinez – Flamenco Guitar Method Vol 1 – 2

The world-wide successful Flamenco guitar method is finally available in English. Flamenco guitar method by Gerhard Graf-Martinez. Volume 1 + 2 (plus CD-Audio). A complete Flamenco guitar course for teaching and private study – standard notation and tablature. Complete explanation and exposition of all techniques of the Flamenco guitar like rasgueados, pulgar ayudado, picado, arpegio, tremolo, alzapua. Special chapter about the Bulerias. All styles, compositions and studies are recorded on CD in original tempo and slow version. Gerhard Graf-Martinez is a passionate Flamenco guitarist and teacher. This two-volume method contains both his extensive inside-knowledge – acquired from his intense...

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Steve Kaufman – Figuring Out The Fingerboard

Mar 18 2016

Steve Kaufman – Figuring Out The Fingerboard

Steve Kaufman: Figuring Out The Fingerboard – A Flatpicker’s Guide To Improvising. If you’ve ever wondered how the hot flatpickers improvise solos using the entire length of the guitar fingerboard, and wished you could take your own distinctive breaks in jam sessions or performances, then this DVD is for you! Steve Kaufman has developed an amazing system that clears up the mystery and teaches you the notes, scales and chord shapes you’ll need to play fluidly and confidently anywhere on the neck. Anyone can learn Steve’s system. Starting by picking out well-known fiddle tunes in their simplest form, Steve...

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At a Glance – Acoustic Guitar

Mar 15 2016

At a Glance – Acoustic 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. Acoustic Guitar – At a Glance features four lessons, including: Strumming Chords, Fingerstyle Basics, Travis Picking, and Capo Basics. Riff Example Songs include: Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison Dust In The Wind – Kansas Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty Julia – The Beatles Landslide...

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Sid Jacobs – Jazz Guitar Improvisation

Mar 10 2016

Sid Jacobs – Jazz Guitar Improvisation

Guitar ace Sid Jacobs provides a step-by-step tutorial to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to improvise Jazz guitar, in this DVD from the prestigious Musicians Institute. Jacobs carefully guides you through several different aspects of Jazz soloing, giving you the chance to understand and master the harmonic demands of this complex playing style. Some of the great jazz artists with whom Sid has performed include Harold Land, Eddie Harris, Buddy Montgomery, Joe Diorio, Brad Mehldau, Larry Goldings and Javon Jackson. The instruction is quite advanced but if your playing is at Sid’s level,you can get...

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Paul Baloche – Acoustic Guitar

Mar 07 2016

Paul Baloche – Acoustic Guitar

Since 1995, Paul Baloche’s instructional videos have empowered thousands of guitarists to play the more challenging music styles of today. This all new 2-1/2 hour DVD is jam-packed with up close and personal instruction on acoustic guitar essentials including: the open chord concept, finger picking techniques, right and left hand damping, using your capo to play in all keys, walkdowns in all keys, alternate voicings for common chords, modern chord progressions, improving your timing and feel, progressive barre chord voicings, effective strumming patterns and techniques, and more. Mastering the concepts and techniques demonstrated on this DVD will greatly increase...

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Charlie Christian – Guitar Signature Licks

Mar 07 2016

Charlie Christian – Guitar Signature Licks

Explore the riffs, solos, and sounds of the original electric jazz guitar virtuoso with this in-depth analysis of 8 songs. Hugely influential on his contemporaries and later generations of musicians, Charlie Christian set the standard for jazz guitar with his unique swing style, riffs, and soloing ability. Through a detailed breakdown of several songs, experts explore the elements that contributed to Christian’s inimitable sound. This DVD is an amazing instructional tool for learning how to play some of Charlie’s music. Andy plays each head, explains the structure of the song, shows in slow motion what is going on, suggests...

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The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen (DVD 1)

Mar 02 2016

The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen (DVD 1)

Jorma Kaukonen is one of the legends of rock guitar. He started out as an acoustic fingerpicker but became a mainstay of the San Francisco rock scene in the mid-’60s when he joined The Jefferson Airplane. Later, he and bassist Jack Casady formed Hot Tuna, which tours and records in both acoustic and electric configurations. Jorma has released more than two dozen albums, both solo and as a member of various ensembles. His live performances throughout the world continue to draw enthusiastic crowds of both electric and acoustic music fans. Jorma Kaukonen teaches favorites from his personal repertoire and...

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Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Blues Guitar Solos

Feb 20 2016

Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Blues Guitar Solos

This DVD lesson is for the intermediate and advanced fingerstyle guitar player. It is for the student who feels comfortable with an alternating bass techique and wants to expand and explore ideas in blues and ragtime using more advanced right and left hand techniques. The four instrumentals featured in this lesson are all extended compositions offering a variety of musical ideas. Piano sounding blues in the key of A are presented with Mississippi Blues and Blues For The Mann. A Blind Blake approach in the key of C is used for the Glory of Love. Struttin’ Rag in the...

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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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