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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Bob Brozman – Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Volume 1

Jun 16 2014

Bob Brozman – Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Volume 1

This DVD, along with volumes 2 & 3, are hands down the best available if you want to play authentic pre-war style blues slide guitar. Bob Brozman is an extraordinary player with an encyclopedic knowledge of the music. Bob’s incredible chops are vividly documented not only on this DVD but in the 26 recordings he has released since his first in 1981. Beyond the music, Bob is acknowledged as the world’s foremost authority on National guitars. His 1993 book, The History and Artistry of National Resonator Instruments, is the definitive work on the topic. Bob’s passion for pre-war blues...

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Guitar Building Blocks: Barre Chords And How To Use Them

May 21 2014

Guitar Building Blocks: Barre Chords And How To Use Them

Barre chords are a vitally important part of your ability to move beyond the third fret, play solid rhythm in all keys and get a wide variety of sounds through chord inversions. Happy de-mystifies these powerful chord shapes, providing tips on how toplay them cleanly and easily. You’ll learn basic chord theory, how to transpose from one key to another and how to play several chord progressions and songs, including Abilene and Stagolee. This dvd is a great beginning approach to learning the basics of guitar. Teacher decodes the myths surrounding barre chords and how they can be used...

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Mastery of the Flamenco Guitar Series with Guillermo Rios Vol 1 – 3

May 19 2014

Mastery of the Flamenco Guitar Series with Guillermo Rios Vol 1 – 3

Vol. I- 16 sessions covering essential basic techniques as well as Alegrias, Tangos, Bulerias & Siguiriyas. Vol. II- Soleares & Alegrias with explanation of rhythmic and harmonic structure as well as compositional possibilities. This DVD is filmed with 2 camera angles to watch both hands at once. Vol. III “Toques Libres”- The non-rhythmic Flamenco tradition. This covers Malaguenas, Mineras, Rondenas, Granadinas & Tarantas. This DVD is filmed with 2 camera angles to watch both hands at once. The guitars used on Volume 3 are made by Archangel Fernandez, Madrid and Dale Foye, California. All three DVDs have an accompanying...

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Fred Sokolow – Jazz Standards for Beginners

May 13 2014

Fred Sokolow – Jazz Standards for Beginners

If you love old standards like Autumn Leaves and Moonglow, but always thought only advanced guitarists could play jazz, you’ll love Fred’s easy-to-play jazz chord solos. In this lesson, you’ll learn six timeless tunes from start to finish: how to play backup while you sing them, and how to play a beautiful chord melody solo/instrumental for each song. The tunes are arranged for beginners, with very few difficult chords. Fred plays and sings each song, then goes over the tricky spots in each tune before playing it slower, on a split screen with close-ups of both hands. Best of...

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La Guitarra Flamenca de Chicuelo

Apr 19 2014

La Guitarra Flamenca de Chicuelo

Juan Gomez “Chicuelo” , born 1968 in Barcelona, is not only an outstanding flamenco guitarist but also one of the most prolific and exciting composer of his generation. He has worked with the greatest flamenco dancers and singers. In this DVD he plays and explains his best compositions for solo playing and dance accompaniment. The rhythmically remarkable Taranto por Rumba or the wonderful Silencio in the Alegria are just two of the numerous highlights on this DVD. Although he worked with a wide range of artists, Chicuelo is usually accompanied by the singer Miguel Poveda and singer Duquende, with...

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Rick Udler – The Brazilian Sound for Fingerstyle Guitar

Apr 13 2014

Rick Udler – The Brazilian Sound for Fingerstyle Guitar

Brazil has produced some of the most vibrant and exciting guitar music in the instrument’s history. In this lesson, Rick Udler discusses and demonstrates styles, techniques, and rhythms of Brazil’s great players. This is a unique opportunity for guitarists to delve into the beautiful sounds of this musical land. Rick begins by going over chords that are commonly used by Brazilian guitarists. He then teaches the accompaniment to singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil’s beautiful composition, A Paz, to illustrate the use of chords with open strings. A step-by-step analysis of Bossa Nova accompaniment in the Joao Gilberto style follows along with...

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