Joe Pass – Solo Jazz Guitar

Jul 23 2015

Joe Pass – Solo Jazz Guitar

Joe Pass is one of jazz guitar’s all-time masters. He demonstrates legendary techniques that will be of value to rock guitarists as well as jazz purists. Joe covers chord melody, chord substitutions, leading tones, chromatic chords, voice movements, and many more special excercises, all with the unique Joe Pass twist. A chance to study with a jazz guitar legend! If you have a basic knowledge of music theory Joe will show you how to actually use it. He’s great natural teacher. He focuses entirely on the I vi ii V progression in the key of C (C, Amin, Dmin,...

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Frederic Hand – Classical Guitar Technique And Musicianship

Jul 10 2015

Frederic Hand – Classical Guitar Technique And Musicianship

Here’s a lesson for both classical musicians and fingerstyle guitarists who want to discover their “natural dexterity” for speed, tone and effortless technique! Whether you are a beginning or advanced guitarist, you will benefit from Fred Hand’s in-depth exploration of the fundamental principles of classical guitar technique. “Your body and mind have an innate ability to express the music that you hear,” says Hand, “you only need to tap into this source.” By learning the essentials of good playing, such as posture, relaxation, fingernail shaping and the correct application of the free stroke and rest stroke, you will quickly...

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Andreas Oberg And Frank Vignola – Gypsy Jazz Duets Volume 1 – 4

Jul 05 2015

Andreas Oberg And Frank Vignola – Gypsy Jazz Duets Volume 1 – 4

This set includes all 4 volumes: Minor Swing, Limehouse Blues, Gypsy Bossa, I can’t give you anything but Love. Gypsy Jazz Duets came together under an unusual and somewhat improvised set of circumstances. Yet, in the true spirit of “gypsy jazz,” those improvisations gave birth to an extraordinary learning experience for any jazz guitarist, particularly for those with a passion for gypsy jazz guitar. Radar screen started beeping loudly when it picked up that two of our favorite jazz players, Andreas Oberg and Frank Vignola would be within a hundred miles of our studios within just a few weeks....

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Nancy Wilson – Instructional Acoustic Guitar

Jun 29 2015

Nancy Wilson – Instructional Acoustic Guitar

The Wilson sisters blazed rock trails, propelling their band Heart to the Top 40 with more than 20 hits and selling over 30 million albums. This DVD examines Nancy Wilson’s playing style and technique on acoustic guitar via her performance of “These Dreams,” “Crazy on You,” “Dog and Butterfly,” and other favorites. She discusses & demonstrates fingerpicking, flatpicking, open-string chords, and more. The accompanying booklet includes music notation, guitar tab, and chord charts. Here is a typical American manner of playing. Folk-ballad work Nancy does not leave any fan untouched. This is an outstanding instructional DVD. If you ever...

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Tony Rice – Master class: Up Close and Personal with a Guitar Great

Jun 19 2015

Tony Rice – Master class: Up Close and Personal with a Guitar Great

On this extraordinary DVD, Tony Rice shares more of the songs, instrumentals and picking techniques that have made him an iconic figure on the acoustic guitar scene for nearly four decades. Starting with Shady Grove, as played with David Grisman and Jerry Garcia on “The Pizza Tapes,” Tony brings back guitar arrangements from various phases in his long career. He explores classics such as I Don’t Want Your Mandolins Mister (“Tone Poems”), Church Street Blues (“Blake & Rice”), and More Pretty Girls Than One (“Skaggs & Rice”). Tony pays homage to the Carter Family on The Storms are on...

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Stefan Grossman – Bottleneck Blues Guitar

Jun 14 2015

Stefan Grossman – Bottleneck Blues Guitar

This 82 minute dvd is a MUST for anyone interested in bottleneck blues guitar. It is a complete survey of country blues bottleneck styles and techniques featuring rare footage of Son House, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb and Bukka White. Left hand playing techniques are discussed as well as choice of bottleneck/slide. Playing in Open G (Spanish) and Open D (Vestapol) tunings are explored. Stefan Grossman has been devoted to blues guitar in every form since the early sixties and has probably delved more deeply into the form than just about anybody on the planet. As for this DVD, it...

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Andreas Oberg – Jazz Combustion Volume 1, 2

Jun 07 2015

Andreas Oberg – Jazz Combustion Volume 1, 2

Jazz guitar is a cruel mistress. After spending years learning and adding all of the genre’s theories and techniques to your arsenal, you’re still left with the challenge of putting it all together into a cohesive statement when it’s time to step up and solo or comp behind a vocalist or soloist. Jazz Combustion offers up a fresh and insightful approach for comping and improvising innovative solos. By using real world examples, Jazz Combustion breaks down higher improvisational concepts such as chord voice selection, chordal movement, target tones, chord substitution, motifs, pacing, scat vocal techniques and outside playing, all...

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Dale Turner’s Guide to Acoustic Rock Guitar Part 2

Jun 02 2015

Dale Turner’s Guide to Acoustic Rock Guitar Part 2

With more than 150 minutes of instruction, it’s the ultimate DVD guide for acoustic rock guitar players! With this DVD, you’ll learn the acoustic rock secrets of: Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde, Django Reinhardt, Steve Morse, Al Di Meola and more! Your instructor, Dale Turner, is a teacher at Hollywood’s Musicians Institute and a Guitar World magazine columnist. Turner also is the author of more than 50 instructional books, including Power Plucking: A Rocker’s Guide to Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar. You can hear his masterful playing on his album Mannerisms Magnified. You’ll also be taught: Tapped & Slapped Harmonics, Economy &...

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Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Vol. 3 – Repertoire

May 28 2015

Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Vol. 3 – Repertoire

Brozman digs deeper into the bottleneck blues repertoire with this exploration of major and minor keys in open and standard tunings. He covers traditional styles of Bukka White, Tampa Red, Charlie Patton and other Delta masters. Songs: “Old Dog Blues,” “Jitterbug Swing,” “Denver Blues,” “Cypress Grove,” “Telegram Blues,” “Pony Blues,” more. If you’re new to bottleneck playing, I’d recommend starting with disc one in the series. It will give you the bedrock basic techniques that are used extensively in these more advanced lessons. These discs provide additional techniques and licks that can be mixed and matched to play or...

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Guitar Lessons – Genre: Flamenco & Spanish Guitar

May 08 2015

Guitar Lessons – Genre: Flamenco & Spanish Guitar

Flamenco is a genre of Spanish music, song and dance from Andalusia, southern Spain, noted for its energetic and staccato style. It grew from Andalusian and Romani music and dance styles. The cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps) are the principal facets of flamenco. In recent years flamenco has become popular all over the world and is taught in many countries; in Japan flamenco is so popular that there are more academies than in Spain. On November 16, 2010, UNESCO declared Flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Marcelo...

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