Rick Payne – Bluenotes

Jun 16 2016

Rick Payne – Bluenotes

Bluenotes will teach you how to balance blue notes with chromatic, passing and neighbor tones correctly to add color, depth and richness to your phrasing. Rick Payne says, “like many guitarists, I was always confused as to what Pentatonic this and Pentatonic that meant. Guitar books varied in their interpretation of blues scales and Pentatonic, and still do. Most of us get through in the end by using our ears and not the grey stuff in between. However, I thought it would be useful and time saving to share with you some of the grey stuff I’ve learned along...

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Martin Simpson – Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals DVD 3

Jun 12 2016

Martin Simpson – Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals DVD 3

Martin Simpson Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals Volume 3 – Developing Style & Repertoire. Martin teaches his complex arrangements to Donal Ogg, My Generous Lover, and Betsy the Serving Maid (all in Gsus4 tuning), The Coo Coo Bird in the spectacular mountain minor tuning, and the fiddle tune Miss McCloud’s Reel in the popular DADGAD tuning. Get ready to dig into more of Martin’s beautiful and compelling guitar arrangements in alternate tunings. He begins this third lesson with Donal Ogg and My Generous Lover, tunes that highlight the richness of G sus 4 tuning. Betsy the Serving Maid is first sung...

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Charlie Byrd – Contemporary Acoustic Jazz Guitar

Jun 10 2016

Charlie Byrd – Contemporary Acoustic Jazz Guitar

Charlie is generally recognized as the founding father of nylon string jazz guitar. He was one of the original Great Guitars that recorded on Concord (along with Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel) and is an “elder statesman” of the instrument. This video is full of Charlie doing what made him famous. Taking his time, he begins with a discussion of general classical-style technique, hammers and pulloffs, trills, and right hand fingerstyle warmups. The examples are liberally sprinkled with lovely chordal passages and licks. Other subjects that Charlie covers include blues playing, chromatic substitutions in turnarounds, artificial harmonics and a...

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Jamie Andreas – The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar

Jun 05 2016

Jamie Andreas – The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar

“The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar” is not a method book in the traditional sense. You will not find scales, chord charts or licks of any kind. But you will find a book filled with insight and exercises to help you overcome common pitfall of hand position and muscle tension. Issues that lead too incorrect practice, and are detrimental to your progress as a guitarist. The material in the book is broken down into 3 categories: Understandings, Tools, and Exercises. Understanding helps identify a problem area, often one you might not have thought about. Tools are the solutions...

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Clint Strong – Mastering Jazz Licks

Jun 02 2016

Clint Strong – Mastering Jazz Licks

Clint demonstrates how he “thinks” while improvising over a standard chord progression using extended and altered chord substitutions. He also teaches many incredible jazz lines for II-V-1 and I-VI-II-V progressions. The guy is a beast and the video is about combining jazz and country. He played with Merle Haggard for quite a while. Unbelievable jazz guitar player. This video is just fun to watch how amazing this man is! Clint Strong is a legend in texas and no doubt one of the greatest and most influential guitar players of his generation. Widely known for his remarkable technique, ideas, and...

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John Jorgenson – Intro To Gypsy Jazz Guitar Volume 1

May 30 2016

John Jorgenson – Intro To Gypsy Jazz Guitar Volume 1

In this first of three volumes of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine’s new Gypsy Jazz Guitar instructional series, “Intro to Gypsy Jazz Guitar,” Jorgenson provides the foundational information and practice material necessary for you to gain an understanding of the Gypsy jazz guitar style. The first half of this volume addresses the important element of Gypsy jazz rhythm. The second half of this first volume addresses soloing. Each volume of this three-part series includes a 2-hour instructional DVD, an audio CD with practice audio tracks, and a full format book which presents all of the theoretical information, chord charts, fret board...

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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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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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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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