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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Dan Erlewine’s Maintenance & Setup for Steel-string Acoustic Guitars Vol. 1

May 06 2015

Dan Erlewine’s Maintenance & Setup for Steel-string Acoustic Guitars Vol. 1

Your guide to evaluating the condition of acoustic and resophonic guitars, and making them play their best. If your repair experience is mostly with electric guitars, these DVDs will show you how to apply your skills to flattops and resophonics. If you specialize in acoustics, this information is essential. If acoustic setup makes you nervous, this DVD will give you the information and confidence you need. The focus of this DVD is evaluating the condition of your acoustic or resophonic guitar, and getting the most out of it. Your guide to evaluating the condition of acoustic and resophonic guitars,...

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Buster B. Jones – Guitar Styles and Techniques of Jerry Reed

Apr 18 2015

Buster B. Jones – Guitar Styles and Techniques of Jerry Reed

“Buster B. Jones is an acoustic player, a fingerpicker, a country flavored soloist, and he’s one of the finest players we’ve heard in years… His technique is only a means to an end. His true gifts are his melodic sense, innate musicianship, unfailing human, and brilliant improvisational powers. He can drive a tune with fluid rhythmic force or stroke it with sensuous, loving touch… He’s a monster player with chops galore, great ideas and an encyclopedic reservoir of guitaristic influences.” The style of Jerry Reed is a unique blend of syncopated rhythms, banjo-style rolls and brilliant chord voicings that...

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Fred Sokolow – Travis Picking for Beginners

Mar 27 2015

Fred Sokolow – Travis Picking for Beginners

Merle Travis’ brilliant fingerpicking style inspired Chet Atkins and generations of country, folk, bluegrass and rock guitarists. Travis picking is a very complete use of the guitar: when you play steady, alternating bass notes with your thumb and pick melodies with your fingers you’re playing lead, rhythm and bass all by yourself. But how do you keep that thumb-bass independent so it doesn’t get derailed when your fingers pick the melody? Fred makes it easy for beginners or intermediate guitarists by breaking it all down and taking each song step by step. First you learn the melody, then add...

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Aaron Gilmartin – Learn to Play Flamenco Guitar

Mar 18 2015

Aaron Gilmartin – Learn to Play Flamenco Guitar

The passion and fire of flamenco, with its driving dance rhythms and spectacular melodies, has inspired guitarists for generations. This Spanish Gypsy folk music has its roots in the Middle East, and you can hear strains of Arabic, Jewish, Eastern European, Indian and other ethnicities in its powerful rhythms and harmonies. Aaron Gilmartin’s clear, concise instructions will get you started playing flamenco guitar right away. All you’ll need is a basic knowledge of the fingerboard and a nylon string guitar to learn this exciting musical tradition. Whether you now play classical, folk, blues or contemporary fingerstyle guitar, these DVDs...

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Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Vol. 2 – Advanced Technique

Feb 03 2015

Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Vol. 2 – Advanced Technique

A complete toolbox to dramatically increase your repertoire and enhance your blues arrangements and improvisations. Bob provides both a historical and a technical analysis of the styles and innovations originally created by Robert Johnson, Son House, Charlie Patton and other Delta slide masters. Songs: “Come on in My Kitchen,” “Delta Memories” and “Rollin’ and Tumblin’.” Intermediate. Splendid DVD tutorial by an outstanding musician. Highly recommended to anyone interested in learning slide guitar. These DVDs, along with volume one, are hands down the best available if you want to play authentic pre-war style blues slide guitar. Bob Brozman is an...

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Fred Sokolow – Rockabilly Guitar

Jan 30 2015

Fred Sokolow – Rockabilly Guitar

Fred Sokolow is an extremely versatile musician. Although he is most often seen playing jazz guitar and singing in Los Angeles night spots, he is just as likely to turn up playing 5 string banjo at bluegrass festivals or rock guitar at studio sessions. You may even spot him playing Resonator Guitar or mandolin on various folk revivals seen on cable and public television. Besides soloing as a jazz guitarist/vocalist, Fred also has fronted his own jazz, bluegrass and rock bands. He has toured with Bobbie Gentry, Jim Stafford and The Limeliters. He has performed in such diverse settings...

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Ayer y hoy de la Guitarra flamenca – De Sabicas a Paco de Lucia

Jan 19 2015

Ayer y hoy de la Guitarra flamenca – De Sabicas a Paco de Lucia

Interesting video of masters of flamenco guitar. You will catch a lot of interesting things. The height and splendor that flamenco concert guitar enjoys today comes from several decades ago when several artists strived to make the flamenco instrument a protagonist on its own. Among them shined Sabicas, the magistral guitarrist that popularized flamenco guitar as a solo act. The selection of Artists starts with him. He’s followed by 4 artists that nowaday triumph all over the world: Serranito,with is admirable creativity, Paco de Lucia, considered the most revolutionary and internacional artist of the gender; Enrique de Melchor, inspired...

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Paul Mehling – Learn To Play Django-Style Gypsy Jazz Guitar Vol. 2 Soloing

Jan 09 2015

Paul Mehling – Learn To Play Django-Style Gypsy Jazz Guitar Vol. 2 Soloing

Paul Mehling – Learn To Play Django-Style Gypsy Jazz Guitar Volume 2 Soloing. They don’t call it “hot guitar” for nothing! The driving style pioneered by Django Reinhardt and other Gypsy players became one of the dominant sounds in jazz during the thirties and forties, and its influence is still strongly felt today. Paul Mehling knows the style as well as anyone, and he takes it apart in detail for the learning player. A band won’t swing without a strong rhythm section, and the powerful guitar accompaniment that typifies the Gypsy style is the foundation of this terrific lesson....

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Hans Theessink – Hooked on the Blues

Dec 04 2014

Hans Theessink – Hooked on the Blues

Hans Theessink – Hooked on the Blues. Soulful songs and powerful techniques from a master bluesman. Blues fans and players worldwide have embraced the haunting, soulful sounds of the Mississippi Delta. Hans Theessink, a masterful player, singer and performer, teaches the powerful Guitar styles that he learned first-hand from traditional players in the American south. Hans’ passion for the blues is clear as he details the tunings, chord shapes, bass runs, fingerpicking style, slide technique and percussive strokes that form the core of every good blues player’s repertoire. He plays, sings and analyzes seven favourite classics and originals: Prison...

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