Acoustic Rock – Guitar Signature Licks (Doug Boduch)

Dec 01 2015

Acoustic Rock – Guitar Signature Licks (Doug Boduch)

Internationally acknowledged guitarist and instructor Doug Boduch offers a step-by-step breakdown of eight acoustic rock classics featuring some of rock’s greatest guitar moments. Learn the tricks, riffs, techniques and styles that make these eight songs some of the most instantly recognizable and best-loved anthems ever recorded, with painstaking explanations and detailed discussions to help you get them mastered. Includes such legendary classics as:   Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself) by Eric Clapton Crazy On You by Heart Drive by Incubus Dust In The Wind by Kansas Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls More Then Words...

Read More

Robert Johnson – Guitar Signature Licks (DVD)

Nov 28 2015

Robert Johnson – Guitar Signature Licks (DVD)

The original blues guitar hero who, according to musical folklore, sold his soul at a desolate crossroads in return for musical virtuosity, Robert Johnson unwittingly inspired a guitar revolution. In the hands of Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Peter Green and others, the songs of the legendary bluesman became the very basis of British blues sound, and the roots of modern rock as we know it. In this unique DVD, Scott Ainslie presents a lesson devoted to Johnson’s work, teaching you seven of his greatest songs. Ainslie delivers a concise and accessible demonstration of the techniques Johnson used to create...

Read More

Chris Proctor – Techniques for Contemporary 12-String Guitar

Nov 24 2015

Chris Proctor – Techniques for Contemporary 12-String Guitar

This DVD lesson provides new insights into the sonic possibilities and boundless opportunities for innovation on the 12-string guitar. Chris Proctor tackles a wide range of ideas and techniques, taking this richly toned instrument into new and undiscovered territory. This course is jam-packed with invaluable information, including important tips on tuning, stringing and setting up the 12-string for maximum output and intonation. You’ll learn the open G and C tunings pioneered and widely used by Leo Kottke and other leading 12-string stylists, and the way Chris tunes down a step to get more resonance and depth from his instrument....

Read More

Steve Kaufman: Picking Up Speed – Drills and Tunes for Flatpick Guitarists

Nov 07 2015

Steve Kaufman: Picking Up Speed – Drills and Tunes for Flatpick Guitarists

You the tools you need to get over the musical speed bumps – without crashing and burning as you go. It’s all a matter of getting your right- and left-hand mechanics working correctly, and Steve has powerful advice and well-thought-out exercises to help you. Using tunes like “Old Joe Clark,” “Soldier’s Joy” and “Big Mon” as drills, Steve works on your hand and pick coordination and shows how to practice for best results. Tips on left-hand fretting positions (keep a light touch, very little skin on the back of the guitar neck), combined with how to hold and move...

Read More

Guitar Lessons – Genre: Celtic Guitar

Nov 03 2015

Guitar Lessons – Genre: Celtic Guitar

Celtic music is a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe. It refers to both orally-transmitted traditional music and recorded music and the styles vary considerably to include everything from “trad” (traditional) music to a wide range of hybrids. Celtic music is a rich, diverse style filled with hundreds of years of culture and beauty. This style of guitar attempts to capture the rich cultural heritage of the music and transfer it into the world of guitar. From reels to jigs to horn pipes, Steve will...

Read More

Adrian Ingram – The Guitar Style of Wes Montgomery

Oct 29 2015

Adrian Ingram – The Guitar Style of Wes Montgomery

Adrian Ingram’s detailed examination of Wes Montgomery’s unique style is a tour-de-force in the art of jazz guitar. Besides covering the more overt aspects of Montgomery’s style, such as thumb and octave techniques, important yet seldom discussed substitutional devices and soloing conceptions are also examined in detail. Rare film footage of Wes, together with Adrian’s performances of classic Montgomery tunes, like 4 on 6 and West Coast Blues, further illustrate the ideas covered in this important video lesson. Everyone with an interest in jazz guitar will find something of value here. A working knowledge of Wes Montgomery’s characteristic techniques...

Read More

George Benson – The Art of Jazz Guitar

Oct 26 2015

George Benson – The Art of Jazz Guitar

Eight-time Grammy-winner George Benson covers chord substitutions, turnarounds, the Wes Montgomery style, and more. He demonstrates his signature scat-style singing on the groundbreaking This Masquerade and soloing over the famous On Broadway vamp. Also included are several virtuoso solo jazz and blues guitar performances by Benson himself – further proof, if it were needed, of his total mastery of jazz guitar. What George talks about, and shows, is how to find sounds. There are no licks to copy, no scales to run, but it’s excellent in showing how a musician finds sounds. The rest is up to you. And...

Read More

Peter Huttlinger – Learn to Play the Songs of Jim Croce

Oct 22 2015

Peter Huttlinger – Learn to Play the Songs of Jim Croce

Jim Croce is one of the most beloved singer-songwriters in the history of American popular music. His timeless songs, with their compelling melodies, strong story lines and unique guitar arrangements, are instantly recognizable, easy to learn and fun to play. Guitarist Pete Huttlinger knows Jim Croce’s repertoire inside and out. He expertly breaks down the subtleties of these famous guitar accompaniments, as well as the superb lead lines and solos of Jim’s long-time accompanist, Maury Muehleisen, for aspiring players at all levels. Seven of Croce’s best-loved hits are carefully taught on this DVD. Along with the basic accompaniments, you’ll...

Read More

Fred Sokolow – Playing and Understanding Jazz Guitar

Oct 16 2015

Fred Sokolow – Playing and Understanding Jazz Guitar

Jazz is one of the most challenging and satisfying styles of music you can play on the guitar. This video lesson presents a very clear and thorough introduction to jazz guitar. You will study all the licks, chords, scales and theory that you will need to know to get started. In this 75 minute lesson, Fred Sokolow shows you: Chord construction and chord types, including inversions and diminished chords Scalewise progressions and how to use them Circle-of-fifths progressions and how to play and recognize them Chord comping, chord soloing and playing single-note solos to standards like I Got Rhythm,...

Read More

Thom Bresh – The Real Merle Travis Guitar: Like Father Like Son

Sep 30 2015

Thom Bresh – The Real Merle Travis Guitar: Like Father Like Son

Here’s a guitar lesson that is a must for all fans of Merle Travis! The only son of the legendary guitarist gives us an in-depth look at the famous technique that changed the course of guitar history. When Merle Travis passed away in 1983, we lost one of our most innovative and distinctive musical voices. Fortunately, his songs and fingerpicking style live on in the hands of his son, Thom Bresh, a talented and dynamic guitarist who learned the real Travis-style guitar right from the source. Thom Bresh grew up listening to, and later playing with, his famous father,...

Read More