An Intimate Lesson with Tony Rice

Nov 09 2014

An Intimate Lesson with Tony Rice

This archival video lesson, originally recorded in 1984, brings the fabulous Tony Rice picking style up close and personal so you can clearly see what he’s doing. Tony has chosen six songs and instrumentals to demonstrate a variety of styles and techniques, and he breaks them down carefully for the learning player. Throughout this 60-minute lesson you’ll be able to watch the exact movement of both his fretting fingers and his right-hand flatpicking through our split-screen video technique and close-up camera work. In addition, Tony’s beautifully rendered performances of the songs and instrumentals he teaches make his tape a...

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The Legendary Blues Guitar of Josh White

Oct 22 2014

The Legendary Blues Guitar of Josh White

The legendary Josh White (1914-1969) is widely considered to be one of the most influential blues and folk artists of all time. His singing and guitar playing electrified a generation of fans with his dazzling technique and passionate renditions of blues, folk songs and ballads. We’re delighted to present this DVD on the songs and guitar of Josh White by his son, Josh White, Jr., an accomplished actor, singer, performer and teacher. He knows his father’s repertoire intimately and can replicate it with great accuracy. On this lesson he skillfully communicates Josh White’s unique guitar style in a way...

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Guitar Building Blocks: Instant Fingerpicking Success

Oct 03 2014

Guitar Building Blocks: Instant Fingerpicking Success

The fingerpicking style is one of the most popular and engaging ways of playing the guitar. It’s especially good for song accompaniment, and has been favored by folk, blues and country pickers, especially singer-songwriters such as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Shawn Colvin and Nanci Griffith. This lesson de-mystifies the right-hand technique by breaking it down into patterns that can be learned quickly and easily. Once these are mastered, a world of wonderful sounds will be available on the guitar, and you’ll be able to apply them to some all-time favorite folk and traditional songs such as Nine Hundred Miles,...

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Tesoros de la Guitarra Flamenca

Sep 20 2014

Tesoros de la Guitarra Flamenca

Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art form, or, to be more exact, a genuine Southern Spanish art. It exists in three forms: el cante, the song, el baile, the dance, and la guitarra, the guitar playing. Gypsies are often credited with the “invention” of flamenco, and it is at least certain that they played an important part in its creation. But the popular songs and dances of Andalusia also had a major influence on early Flamenco. The virtuoso Paco de Lucia is one of most influential pioneers of flamenco guitar. Although mass media has brought Flamenco to the world...

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Doc Watson – Doc’s Guitar: Fingerpicking & Flatpicking

Sep 03 2014

Doc Watson – Doc’s Guitar: Fingerpicking & Flatpicking

This wonderful lesson with a national treasure has been re-edited and formatted for DVD. It’s now easier than ever to access the wonderful songs and instrumentals that have made Doc one of the most beloved folk artists of all time. Doc Watson, a true master of traditional guitar styles, teaches some of the most requested fingerpicking and flatpicking tunes in his vast repertoire. Split-screen images allow you to watch his picking and fretting hands at the same time. You’ll see and hear Doc’s guitar playing in slowed-down, close-up detail, and, with his clear explanations and demonstrations, you’ll soon be...

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World of Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar Volume 1 – 2

Aug 27 2014

World of Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar Volume 1 – 2

World of Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar: Ramble to Cashel Vol. 1 and The Blarney Pilgrim Vol. 2. This collection of traditional music from Ireland and Scotland arranged for solo guitar is the result of a passionate study of the tradition by some of the finest musicians playing in this genre. The idea of arranging this music for solo guitar is still relatively new. Looking back less than a century, you would find this music performed on fiddle, pipes, button accordion, flutes and whistles, in solo and ensemble settings, but never guitar, even in its basic role of providing rhythm. The...

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Marcel Dadi – Techniques Traditionnelles Du Picking

Aug 22 2014

Marcel Dadi – Techniques Traditionnelles Du Picking

Extremely comprehensive, this DVD lasting more than 110 minutes reveals all the traditional techniques of the hand picking (fingerstyle), in picking. Realized by a finger-picking master, but also master of music education, this DVD will help you to understand the different basic techniques, both of right and left hand, playing alternating bass and melody, harp-like effect, artificial and natural harmonics, the Campanella, octaves, brush, choke, roll and the different effects specific to picking with your hands … and, of course, the famous “Dadi’s picking”. All The education offered in this DVD is enhanced with numerous examples and songs in...

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Guitar Building Blocks: Bass Runs And How to Use Them

Aug 06 2014

Guitar Building Blocks: Bass Runs And How to Use Them

Make your solo guitar sound like an ensemble with this complete guide to bass runs and how to use them! Renowned guitarist and celebrated tutor Happy Traum takes a handful of traditional songs and shows you how to add ‘walking’ bass parts and bring your chord playing to life. Learn the notes of a scale in several keys and apply them between chords to create a smooth harmonic transition and an effective counter-melody that will enrich your arrangements. Happy teaches a variety of patterns from simple bass moves to more complex chromatic runs. By breaking the technique down into...

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Gerhard Graf-Martinez: Gipsy Guitar – Rumbas Flamencas Y Mas

Aug 03 2014

Gerhard Graf-Martinez: Gipsy Guitar – Rumbas Flamencas Y Mas

Gipsy Guitar – Rumba-styles of the Flamenco guitar.After the great success of his two-volume Flamenco Guitar Method Gerhard Graf-Martinez has devoted the present volume, at the request of many of his readers, specially to the Hispano-American aspect of the Flamenco, the Rumba flamenca. It is precisely these forms of the Flamenco that are regarded by many people as the epitome of the Flamenco and with which groups such as the Gipsy Kings take the international charts by storm. In “Gipsy Guitar” the author guides each interested guitar player safely to the world of the Rumba flamenca, imparting all solo...

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Bryan Sutton’s Secrets For Successful Flatpicking

Jul 22 2014

Bryan Sutton’s Secrets For Successful Flatpicking

This extraordinary DVD lesson is filled with spectacular picking, detailed instruction and invaluable advice for aspiring bluegrass guitarists at all levels. Bryan Sutton thoughtfully and methodically lays out his tricks of the trade to help you play any tune and improve your flatpicking speed, power, timing and musicianship. Bryan addresses many of the problems that he sees in aspiring pickers, and passes along tips on how to keep your picking hand and arm tension-free and your fretting hand supple and quick. He provides drills and exercises, teaching an arsenal of licks, bends, double stops, slides and some other devices...

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