Corey Harris Teaches Blues Guitar from Mississippi to Mali

Jan 22 2016

Corey Harris Teaches Blues Guitar from Mississippi to Mali

Corey Harris has absorbed American country blues traditions and plays them as authentically and powerfully as anyone on the scene today. He has also explored the African guitar styles on which much of the blues was based, and on this remarkable instructional session he teaches songs and instrumentals that bridge the gap between the two cultures. Corey starts by teaching two blues in C: High Fever Blues, his original based on old Charlie Patton/Tommy Johnson style blues, and Blind Blake’s more rag-like C. C. Pill Blues. Tuning to open E, Corey gives you a detailed lesson in slide guitar....

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Ben Bolt – Anyone Can Play Classic Guitar

Jan 16 2016

Ben Bolt – Anyone Can Play Classic Guitar

In this DVD, you will learn from one of America’s foremost classic guitar teachers. Ben Bolt demonstrates his principles for judging distance, point of reference, right- and left-hand positions, and the correct sitting posture. An easy-to-understand and technically correct introduction to classic guitar performance. Ben Bolt was playing lead guitar in rock bands at the age of 12 and performed professionally at 16 in Miami. After high school, Ben left his band to study classical guitar in Spain. At the age of 19, he studied with Andres Segovia in Madrid. Andres Segovia, the father of the classical guitar, said,...

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Martin Simpson – Making Connections in Open Tunings

Jan 15 2016

Martin Simpson – Making Connections in Open Tunings

Martin explores relationships between traditional open (major and minor) tunings and more modern open tunings in this fun, accessible master class. In this lesson, Martin looks at various tunings he uses as part of his signature sound and compares them in relation to each other and to standard tuning. He demonstrates commonly used chord forms that work in standard and open tunings. Martin’s take on Open Tunings and how they work is an absolute must for any guitar player! Martin also touches on some of his unique right and left hand techniques while teaching you five of his signature...

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Marcy Marxer – Guitar Soloing 101

Dec 27 2015

Marcy Marxer – Guitar Soloing 101

Marcy Marxer – Guitar Soloing 101: An Easy Guide To The Fingerboard. Anyone can solo on Guitar! Marcy Marxer’s DVD shows you that as long as you know your basic chords you can start playing melodies and improvising lead parts. This easy-to-use method brings all of the frets, notes and strings into clear focus, providing a useful roadmap to the guitar fingerboard. Marxer teaches you scales both across the neck and along the string, allowing you to visualise your path along the guitar finding melodies and intervals within chord shapes. She introduces simple tunes including Frere Jacques and Will...

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SongXpress – Guitar Yuletide Tunes

Dec 20 2015

SongXpress – Guitar Yuletide Tunes

A guitar instructional video, designed for guitarists who want to learn to play Christmas songs. The videotape includes beginner material, and additional guitar parts to play, for slightly more advanced guitarists. The choice of material is good… each of these tunes are popular, and you’ll surely get asked to play them frequently. Your instructor will give you step-by-step instruction to have you playing all the chords and familiar melody lines allowing you to impress family and friends in no time. Everyone will think you’ve been playing guitar for years! Christmas is just around the corner boys and girls, grab...

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Tierra Negra – Magic Gypsy Chords and Rhythms

Dec 02 2015

Tierra Negra – Magic Gypsy Chords and Rhythms

The authenticity and soulfulness of blues, jazz, folk and especially gypsy music is what triggers duende in the hearts of minds of their audiences. As a student of guitar, you’ve likely already been exposed to blues, jazz and folk music, all of which have influenced all forms of popular music from rock to pop and everything in between. Thanks to Raughi Ebert and Leo Henrichs, the guitar duo known as Tierra Negra, you are now just a click away from a timeless and creative resource for guitar players; Magic Gypsy Chords and Rhythms. While rooted in the history, music...

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Acoustic Rock – Guitar Signature Licks (Doug Boduch)

Dec 01 2015

Acoustic Rock – Guitar Signature Licks (Doug Boduch)

Internationally acknowledged guitarist and instructor Doug Boduch offers a step-by-step breakdown of eight acoustic rock classics featuring some of rock’s greatest guitar moments. Learn the tricks, riffs, techniques and styles that make these eight songs some of the most instantly recognizable and best-loved anthems ever recorded, with painstaking explanations and detailed discussions to help you get them mastered. Includes such legendary classics as:   Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself) by Eric Clapton Crazy On You by Heart Drive by Incubus Dust In The Wind by Kansas Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls More Then Words...

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Chris Proctor – Techniques for Contemporary 12-String Guitar

Nov 24 2015

Chris Proctor – Techniques for Contemporary 12-String Guitar

This DVD lesson provides new insights into the sonic possibilities and boundless opportunities for innovation on the 12-string guitar. Chris Proctor tackles a wide range of ideas and techniques, taking this richly toned instrument into new and undiscovered territory. This course is jam-packed with invaluable information, including important tips on tuning, stringing and setting up the 12-string for maximum output and intonation. You’ll learn the open G and C tunings pioneered and widely used by Leo Kottke and other leading 12-string stylists, and the way Chris tunes down a step to get more resonance and depth from his instrument....

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Steve Kaufman: Picking Up Speed – Drills and Tunes for Flatpick Guitarists

Nov 07 2015

Steve Kaufman: Picking Up Speed – Drills and Tunes for Flatpick Guitarists

You the tools you need to get over the musical speed bumps – without crashing and burning as you go. It’s all a matter of getting your right- and left-hand mechanics working correctly, and Steve has powerful advice and well-thought-out exercises to help you. Using tunes like “Old Joe Clark,” “Soldier’s Joy” and “Big Mon” as drills, Steve works on your hand and pick coordination and shows how to practice for best results. Tips on left-hand fretting positions (keep a light touch, very little skin on the back of the guitar neck), combined with how to hold and move...

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Adrian Ingram – The Guitar Style of Wes Montgomery

Oct 29 2015

Adrian Ingram – The Guitar Style of Wes Montgomery

Adrian Ingram’s detailed examination of Wes Montgomery’s unique style is a tour-de-force in the art of jazz guitar. Besides covering the more overt aspects of Montgomery’s style, such as thumb and octave techniques, important yet seldom discussed substitutional devices and soloing conceptions are also examined in detail. Rare film footage of Wes, together with Adrian’s performances of classic Montgomery tunes, like 4 on 6 and West Coast Blues, further illustrate the ideas covered in this important video lesson. Everyone with an interest in jazz guitar will find something of value here. A working knowledge of Wes Montgomery’s characteristic techniques...

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