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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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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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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Al Petteway – Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar DVD 2

Jan 16 2014

Al Petteway – Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar DVD 2

Al Petteway – Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar #2 Alternate Tunings. Al Petteway continues his excellent lesson with five beautiful and evocative guitar instrumentals in the Celtic style. This time, he covers songs and effects that can be attained through a variety of tunings, including standard, dropped-D, open G and low C. Al shows you how to create your own arrangements by finding the melody within the chord structure, then fleshing it out with pipe-like drone notes, chord substitutions, moving bass lines, the rhythmic “Scottish Snap” and other Celtic-sounding elements. Embellishment techniques right hand rolls, hammers, pull-offs, etc help...

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SongXpress – Steely Dan: Play Their Songs Now

Nov 06 2013

SongXpress – Steely Dan: Play Their Songs Now

With a Jazz-Rock sound that is highly unique and widely appreciated, Steely Dan are one of the few bands to enjoy great commercial success with a brand of music that is anything but. Their style attracts listeners of all genres and is heralded by musicians of all backgrounds. One of the biggest indicators of their success has been their staying power as evidenced by the grammy they won almost thirty years since their debut. SongXpress is the fastest and easiest way to learn your favorite songs on guitar. It’s like having a good friend teach you in the comfort...

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Fred Sokolow – The Music of Johnny Cash

Oct 22 2013

Fred Sokolow – The Music of Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash left us a wonderful country songbook, and in this one-hour and twenty minute lesson Fred shows you how to play and sing eight of Cash’s most popular gems.You’ll learn to back yourself up singing, using basic fingerpicking patterns and first position chords, with lots of bass runs thrown in. You’ll also learn to fingerpick a solo for each tune. Fred grew up with Johnny Cash’s music, and his natural, easy arrangements suit the material and are easy to learn. After playing and singing each song, Fred goes over any tricky techniques or runs, then he plays the...

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Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar According to Tony McManus Volume 1 – 2

Oct 05 2013

Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar According to Tony McManus Volume 1 – 2

Tony McManus is an adept master of Celtic fingerstyle guitar, both in terms of adapting Celtic music to the guitar and in its performance – presenting all it intricacies, graces, and frills yet at the same time maintaining the pace and drive which characterises this style of music. Volume 1. In this first lesson, Tony discusses in detail the importance of ornamentations and triplets in Celtic music, and importantly, how this can be technically achieved. Scales and fingerings and playing in the DADGAD tuning are discussed and then illustrated with several melodies played in this dropped D tuning. This...

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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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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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