Fred Sokolow – The Music of Johnny Cash

Oct 22 2013

Fred Sokolow – The Music of Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash left us a wonderful country songbook, and in this one-hour and twenty minute lesson Fred shows you how to play and sing eight of Cash’s most popular gems.You’ll learn to back yourself up singing, using basic fingerpicking patterns and first position chords, with lots of bass runs thrown in. You’ll also learn to fingerpick a solo for each tune. Fred grew up with Johnny Cash’s music, and his natural, easy arrangements suit the material and are easy to learn. After playing and singing each song, Fred goes over any tricky techniques or runs, then he plays the...

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Manuel Parejo – Curso Basico De Guitarra Flamenca

Oct 13 2013

Manuel Parejo – Curso Basico De Guitarra Flamenca

There are many tutorials described flamenco guitar. This video contents really basic course. Emphasis is placed on chord play, the rhythm. This is really a basic course – in the school are given the basics, but the basis is good enough to play beautifully and confidently, to accompany singing, to create an atmosphere around flamenco. We study the basic flamenco techniques for play, great attention is paid – rasgeado. In lesson, everything is explained in detail, playing chords and notes are displayed on the screen layout on the fingerboard is described consistently played music. See also: Guitar Lessons –...

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Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar According to Tony McManus Volume 1 – 2

Oct 05 2013

Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar According to Tony McManus Volume 1 – 2

Tony McManus is an adept master of Celtic fingerstyle guitar, both in terms of adapting Celtic music to the guitar and in its performance – presenting all it intricacies, graces, and frills yet at the same time maintaining the pace and drive which characterises this style of music. Volume 1. In this first lesson, Tony discusses in detail the importance of ornamentations and triplets in Celtic music, and importantly, how this can be technically achieved. Scales and fingerings and playing in the DADGAD tuning are discussed and then illustrated with several melodies played in this dropped D tuning. This...

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Stefan Grossman – Country Blues Guitar in Open Tunnings

Sep 28 2013

Stefan Grossman – Country Blues Guitar in Open Tunnings

Open tunings have always been an integral part of the Country Blues Guitar tradition. In this approach the guitar is tuned to a full chord. Most blues players began playing the guitar in an open tuning as it made playing much easier yet gave the guitar a much stronger and richer sound. For a minimum of effort you can produce a maximum of sound, rhythm and music. The most popular Country Blues tunings were the Open G tuning, also called Spanish tuning and the Open D tuning, also called Vestapol tuning. Also used by a few Delta guitarists such...

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La Guitarra Flamenca de Gerardo Nunez

Sep 06 2013

La Guitarra Flamenca de Gerardo Nunez

Gerardo is one of the most skilled and without doubt technically one of the most perfect flamenco guitarist. He has participated in experiences of jazz and other genres, being one of the most convincing cases of integration of the jondo sound in other musical schemes, which has come to be known as fusion. He composes enormously rich and complex music, without loosing the strength of the flamenco reference, and he performs himself with the technical capacity of a real virtuoso. This great interpreter and composer invites you here into his musical world. In the first part of this DVD...

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Oscar Herrero – Guitarra Flamenca Paso a Paso Volume 3

Jul 25 2013

Oscar Herrero – Guitarra Flamenca Paso a Paso Volume 3

Oscar Herrero – Flamenco Guitar Step by Step Basic Technique: Volume 3. In this volume, after performing the sevillana ‘El rastrillo’ with percussion accompaniment, Óscar Herrero develops some ways to obtain a good left hand technique with exercises including extensions, ligato, chord changes, using the little finger… As for the right hand, exercises for the ring finger are examined, as well as arpeggios (pressuring a bass chord with the thumb, while several different high chords are pressured using two or three fingers alternately). It ends with an interview with the famous guitar builders Hermanos Conde, in which they talk...

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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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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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