Oscar Herrero – Guitarra flamenca paso a paso Volume 2

Jul 10 2013

Oscar Herrero – Guitarra flamenca paso a paso Volume 2

Oscar Herrero – Flamenco Guitar Step by Step Basic Technique: Volume 2. After performing a taranta with accompaniment from hand clappers, Óscar Herrero explains advanced techniques for strumming using the thumb, alzapúa (right hand technique whereby the thumb is brandished repeatedly against the same string, usually a grave string) and tremolo (accompaniment with the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers on the same string, to give the impression of a faltering sound). Flamenco harmony. Playing in bulería and alegría styles. It also includes pieces for guitar recitals that summarise all the techniques that are explained in the volumes 1...

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Oscar Herrero – Guitarra Flamenca Paso a Paso Volume 1

Jun 28 2013

Oscar Herrero – Guitarra Flamenca Paso a Paso Volume 1

Oscar Herrero – Flamenco Guitar Step by Step Basic Technique: Volume 1. Oscar Herrero, after playing the buleria, called “De colores”, reveals the secrets. For anyone who wants to become initiated in the flamenco guitar and to learn basic technique, Óscar Herrero explains each technique at length, movement after movement, including every detail. In this volume, he looks closely at the posture in which one should sit and how to hold the guitar, the position of the right hand, the thumb and thumb-index techniques, strumming with simple percussions, blows, strumming with blows, strumming without the thumb, flamenco tangos, picado...

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Justin Sandercoe – Really Useful Strumming Techniques 1

Jun 21 2013

Justin Sandercoe – Really Useful Strumming Techniques 1

Leaning to play rhythm guitar can be one of the most frustrating things for a beginner guitarist. It can also be a problem for more advanced players that never got it right when they started! This is the solution! This DVD starts at absolute beginner level and focuses on basic eighth note strumming patterns and continuous hand movement. It then develops the use of ties, picking out the bass note of a chord and the use of the muted strum as a percussive device – along with a whole lot of handy hints to help you get your rhythm...

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Ernie Hawkins – Blues Guitar of Rev. Gary Davis

Oct 17 2012

Ernie Hawkins – Blues Guitar of Rev. Gary Davis

In this double DVD lesson, Ernie Hawkins teaches in detail nine of Rev. Gary Davis’s best known blues arrangements. Rev. Davis approached playing the blues in several different styles. Each had unique characteristics and ranged from what he called old fashion picking to complex playing that explored and extended the blues tradition on the fingerboard. Each arrangement is broken down phrase by phrase and then played slowly on a split screen. You can easily follow the playing with the tab/music booklet. Ernie not only learned from this Master directly but teaches the Rev. in a manner that anyone can...

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Ernie Hawkins – The Guitar Of Lightnin’ Hopkins

Oct 02 2012

Ernie Hawkins – The Guitar Of Lightnin’ Hopkins

When you hear someone say “Texas Blues Guitar,” you may immediately think of Steve Ray and Jimmie Vaughn or maybe Freddie King. The invisible presence, buried deep in everyone of their guitar riffs, is the true king of Texas blues, Lightnin’ Hopkins. Lightnin’, who knew Blind Lemon Jefferson as a child, is Jimmie Vaughn’s favorite guitarist. Offered here are all the basics, many of the secrets and tricks of Lightnin’s deeply accomplished, deceptively simple acoustic Texas boogie guitar style. This lesson features rare video footage from the 1950’s and 1960’s of Lightnin’ playing five tunes. Lightnin’ plays the tune...

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Max Milligan – Play Robert Johnson

Jul 27 2012

Max Milligan – Play Robert Johnson

The Play series… entertaining instructional programs illustrating the methods and techniques made famously recognizable by the world’s greatest guitarists, this release concentrates on the one and only Robert Johnson. The Legendary Robert Johnson is reputed to be the man who sold his soul at the crossroads to play the blues. During his short life, he enjoyed little success or recognition, and it would be 20 years after his death before his music received its deserved acclaim. Now regarded as a maestro of the blues, Johnson has been a key influence on many famed guitarists. Max Milligan will show how...

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Aaron Gilmartin – Easy Steps to Bossa Nova Guitar

Jun 30 2012

Aaron Gilmartin – Easy Steps to Bossa Nova Guitar

The distinctive sound of Brazilian bossa nova guitar has permeated the musical landscape for fifty years, influencing singers, instrumentalists and songwriters throughout the world. Based on a melding of jazz voicings and samba rhythms, this gently swinging fingerpicking-based style will bring new colors and rhythms to all your guitar accompaniments and solos. Aaron Gilmartin builds your bossa nova guitar technique step-by-step, providing chordal exercises, melodic passages and syncopated picking along with invaluable guitar advice and musical knowledge. He opens the lesson with his original song, Hold the Place, based around a typical four-chord progression that will give your playing...

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Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Volume 2

Apr 17 2012

Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Volume 2

The learning continues as Happy Traum takes you, step-by-step, through three more classic American songs, building each one from its simplest chord-and-strum accompaniment (a perfect jumping-off point for the beginning player) to a fully realized performance piece complete with melody notes, bass lines, chord substitutions, harmonies, picking techniques and improvisations. Drawing on his nearly 50 years of teaching experience, Happy systematically introduces elements to each song that will help give you a better command of the fretboard. At the same time you’ll be adding wonderful material to your repertoire, building your right and left hand technique and improving your...

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Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Vol. 1

Apr 14 2012

Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Vol. 1

Here’s the first in a two-DVD lesson series that will be deeply satisfying for any acoustic guitarist who wants to move beyond simple chords and easy strums. Beginning and intermediate players will quickly gain an understanding of guitar basics through the process of building compelling arrangements of well-known, much-loved traditional songs. In an instructional tour de force, Happy details each step, starting with a simple version of each song and then slowly adding chord substitutions, bass lines, harmonies, fill-in licks, fingerpicking patterns and other techniques that eventually create a fully-formed performance piece. By the time you have completed these...

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Fred Sokolow – The Gershwin Songbook

Apr 12 2012

Fred Sokolow – The Gershwin Songbook

George and Ira Gershwin’s beautiful songs are timeless jazz standards, and they sound great on guitar. In this dvd, Fred plays and teaches six complete Gershwin arrangements, including guitar backup (for singing) and instrumental chord solos for each tune. Just for fun, Fred includes the rarely-heard introductory verses to the songs, as well as ad-lib instrumental solos. After playing each tune, Fred gives you a rundown on the arrangement, going over tricky spots and analyzing the chord progression and substitutions. Then he replays it slower, on a split screen with close-ups of both hands. Best of all, you can...

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