Fareed Haque’s 1-2-3 Bossa Nova

Jun 15 2019

Fareed Haque’s 1-2-3 Bossa Nova

Muddle some cachaca with lime and sugar, add crushed ice and take your Caipirinha to your favorite spot on Rio de Janeiro’s famous Copacabana beach for the sunset. Bare feet wiggling in the sand, you watch the pretty people stroll aimlessly to the sounds of live bossa nova, itself a muddled blend of samba and jazz. The long tanned legs and bikinis are captivating but you play guitar and would much rather find the band and cop the guitarist’s rhythm patterns and chord voicings. Stay right where you are mi amigo – Fareed Haque has you covered with 1-2-3...

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Bob Brozman – Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Volume 3

Jun 01 2019

Bob Brozman – Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Volume 3

Bob Brozman Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Volume 3. Repertoire. Brozman digs deeper into the bottleneck blues repertoire with this exploration of major and minor keys in open and standard tunings. He covers traditional styles of Bukka White, Tampa Red, Charlie Patton and other Delta masters. Songs: “Old Dog Blues,” “Jitterbug Swing,” “Denver Blues,” “Cypress Grove,” “Telegram Blues,” “Pony Blues,” more. If you’re new to bottleneck playing, I’d recommend starting with disc one in the series. It will give you the bedrock basic techniques that are used extensively in these more advanced lessons. These discs provide additional techniques...

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World of Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar Volume 1 – 2

May 12 2019

World of Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar Volume 1 – 2

World of Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar: Ramble to Cashel Vol. 1 and The Blarney Pilgrim Vol. 2. This collection of traditional music from Ireland and Scotland arranged for solo guitar is the result of a passionate study of the tradition by some of the finest musicians playing in this genre. The idea of arranging this music for solo guitar is still relatively new. Looking back less than a century, you would find this music performed on fiddle, pipes, button accordion, flutes and whistles, in solo and ensemble settings, but never guitar, even in its basic role of providing rhythm. The...

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Bob Brozman – Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Volume 2

May 07 2019

Bob Brozman – Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Volume 2

Bob Brozman Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Volume 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...

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John Miller – Jackson Blues Guitar

Apr 20 2019

John Miller – Jackson Blues Guitar

John Miller Jackson Blues Guitar. Jackson, Mississippi attracted a host of blues musicians in the period 1910 -1940. Many players from small towns made their way to Jackson, which as the capital of Mississippi and a much larger city, held forth the promise of more and better work opportunities, and the possibility of making a living playing music rather than driving a mule or chopping cotton. The Jackson Blues scene was an unusually rich one, stylistically, spanning the gap from the sophisticated Pop blues of Bo Carter to the low-down blues of Rube Lacy and a host of players...

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John Doyle – Irish Rhythm Guitar: Accompanying Celtic Tunes

Mar 10 2019

John Doyle – Irish Rhythm Guitar: Accompanying Celtic Tunes

John Doyle Irish Rhythm Guitar Accompanying Celtic Tunes DVD. Videolessons of ex-guitarist celtic band “Solas”, he shares some secrets accompany Irish tunes on an acoustic guitar in drop-d (6-string I – 0.72 mm). The lessons describe a number of melodies and explains how to be different to play them. John Doyle’s style includes strumming patterns, moving bass lines, palm damping, backbeats, accents and syncopations that drive a tune forward. This exciting lesson shows both simple arrangements and complex rhythms, chord shapes and progressions to enable you to get a traditional band to really rock! Using dropped-D tuning, John teaches...

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Fred Sokolow – Jazz Chord Solos For Beginners

Feb 16 2019

Fred Sokolow – Jazz Chord Solos For Beginners

Fred Sokolow Jazz Chord Solos For Beginners. If you love old standards like Georgia On My Mind and Ain’t Misbehavin’ but always thought that only advanced guitarists could play jazz, you’ll love Fred’s easy-to-play jazz chord solos. In this DVD, 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: there are no difficult chords, and Fred goes over the tricky spots in each tune before playing it… then you’ll watch him replay the song,...

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An Intimate Lesson with Tony Rice

Feb 07 2019

An Intimate Lesson with Tony Rice

An Intimate Lesson with Tony Rice. This archival video lesson, originally recorded in 1984, brings the fabulous Tony Rice picking style up close and personal so you can clearly see what he’s doing. Tony has chosen six songs and instrumentals to demonstrate a variety of styles and techniques, and he breaks them down carefully for the learning player. Throughout this 60-minute lesson you’ll be able to watch the exact movement of both his fretting fingers and his right-hand flatpicking through our split-screen video technique and close-up camera work. In addition, Tony’s beautifully rendered performances of the songs and instrumentals...

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Guitar Building Blocks: Instant Fingerpicking Success

Jan 21 2019

Guitar Building Blocks: Instant Fingerpicking Success

Guitar Building Blocks Instant Fingerpicking Success. The fingerpicking style is one of the most popular and engaging ways of playing the guitar. It’s especially good for song accompaniment, and has been favored by folk, blues and country pickers, especially singer-songwriters such as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Shawn Colvin and Nanci Griffith. This lesson de-mystifies the right-hand technique by breaking it down into patterns that can be learned quickly and easily. Once these are mastered, a world of wonderful sounds will be available on the guitar, and you’ll be able to apply them to some all-time favorite folk and traditional...

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John Sebastian Teaches Eight Lovin’ Spoonful Hits

Dec 10 2018

John Sebastian Teaches Eight Lovin’ Spoonful Hits

John Sebastian Teaches Eight Lovin’ Spoonful Hits. Learn to play some of the most enduring hits in the history of rock and roll! John Sebastian guides you through nine of his classic songs, teaching the chord progressions, bass lines, strums and fingerpicking techniques that will enable you to play these good-time tunes with relative ease. With his affable good humor and impeccable musicianship, John points out the small nuances that will help you simulate the instruments and sounds you heard on the original recordings. He adds insights into the music and some delightful tidbits of rock history based on...

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