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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Charles Sedlak – Beginners Blues

Feb 01 2012

Charles Sedlak – Beginners Blues

Master blues guitar with lessons from international recording artist Charles Sedlak. Sedlak, who holds a Ph.D. in music education and teaches guitar classes between tours, walks you through the essentials of blues guitar with this step-by-step instructional program for beginners. Starting with basics such as strumming simple chords, Sedlak moves on to playing in a variety of keys, fingerpicking and other blues techniques. Learn the techniques made famous by blues greats such as: B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy and many others! Charles Sedlak is an international recording and touring artist, having logged fifteen albums to...

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John Carlini – Chord Solo Guitar Volume 2

Nov 22 2011

John Carlini – Chord Solo Guitar Volume 2

John Carlini s a musical Renaissance man. He embraces all styles of music with an understanding and passion that is evident every time he picks up his guitar. His influences range from guitarists like Andres Segovia, Django Reinhardt and Lenny Breau, to pianist Bill Evans & saxophonist John Coltrane. Carlini has the uncanny ability to incorporate all these styles & make them his own. John truly has music in his blood. His father was a violonist in the New York Philharmonic, while his mother was a virtuoso piano player. John graduated from Berklee School of Music & went on...

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A Musical Journey with John Carlini

Nov 19 2011

A Musical Journey with John Carlini

John Carlini graduated from the Berklee School of Music, was the Musical Director for the “Ice Capades”, the guitarist for the road company of “Grease” and has played Bluegrass with his friends Tex Logan, Bill Keith, David Grisman & Tony Rice for many years. Travel through musical time with John Carlini and learn about such diverse topics as “Time and the Metronome”, “the Mighty Tritone”, “the John Coltrane/Bill Monroe connection”, “Bach and the Acoustic Guitar”, and other exciting concepts all designed to help improve your own technique and musicianship! John’s teaching technique is “one of a kind”. There is...

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Happy Traum – Easy Steps To Guitar Fingerpicking Volume 1

Jul 19 2011

Happy Traum – Easy Steps To Guitar Fingerpicking Volume 1

Drawing on four decades of teaching experience, Happy Traum has devised this nearly foolproof method to help you get off to a great start. He trains you to “rewire your brain” so that playing in this style becomes second nature. Happy also imparts invaluable information about finger picks, string damping, Travis style picking and other important topics. DVD 1 starts you from scratch. The simple children’s song “Skip to My Lou” helps you learn the basic concepts before you move on to fingerpicking standards such as “Spike Driver’s Blues,” “Green, Green Rocky Road,” “Staggerlee,” “Nine Pound Hammer” and “Hobo’s...

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Effortless Guitar: Classical Techniques

May 07 2011

Effortless Guitar: Classical Techniques

Learn essential Classical Guitar techniques with Danny Gill. This superb Classical Guitar tutorial is designed for the beginner to intermediate player looking to develop their finger style Guitar techniques from basic ideas to more challenging pieces. Not only will you develop your finger independence through a variety of practical exercises, you will also learn such classical favourites as Greensleeves and Bach’s Bouree In E Minor. A must for anyone interested in solo Guitar!     Language: English Year: 2008 Country: UK Running time: 1 hour Quality: DVD5 Video: MPEG2 PAL 4:3 (720×576) VBR Audio: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)...

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