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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John Renbourn – Folk, Blues And Beyond

Sep 23 2015

John Renbourn – Folk, Blues And Beyond

In this lesson, John Renbourn presents a wide variety of fingerstyle arrangements from traditional ballads to country blues, from a Booker T. & the MGs rock instrumental to the church hymn Abide With Me. All receive the special touches of John’s unique playing, and are explained in detail with the help of split-screen video techniques that allow the student to clearly see and study what each hand is doing. The title captures the essence of all these players, but it is also a tribute to Davey Graham, as the title is taken from one of his ground breaking album....

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Fred Sokolow – Bottleneck Slide Guitar

Aug 30 2015

Fred Sokolow – Bottleneck Slide Guitar

Nothing sounds as bluesy as a slide guitar, and this DVD shows how it’s done on electric and acoustic, as a soloist or with a group. Using classic blues tunes Little Red Rooster; Sittin’ on Top of the World; Reconsider Baby; The Sky Is Crying; Farther On Up The Road; and One Way Out, Fred Sokolow shows you how to play and improvise slide in the styles of some of the greatest bluesman: Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and Duane Allman. Fred offers instruction in: 1)Solos, backup licks, turnarounds and fills in three tunings – open G,...

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Steve Kaufman – Learning to Flatpick

Aug 23 2015

Steve Kaufman – Learning to Flatpick

Steve Kaufman’s comprehensive three-DVD course in bluegrass flatpicking takes you from “Picking 101” through advanced techniques that will enable you to hold your own in any band or jam session. On DVD #1, From the Beginning, you’ll learn a variety of essential flatpicking skills: proper pick grip, down-up strokes, rhythmic strumming and song accompaniment. Only a few minutes into the first lesson you’ll be starting to pick easy versions of well-known fiddle tunes. By DVD #2, Building Bluegrass Technique, you’ll have built a “runs vocabulary” and learned to crosspick, move up the neck, play bass runs and construct hot...

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The Guitar Of Chet Atkins

Aug 21 2015

The Guitar Of Chet Atkins

This DVD offers you something unique and powerful guitar lesson taught by CGP (Certified Guitar Player) Chet Atkins. Addressing intermediate and advanced fingerstyle guitarists, Chet performs and describes in detail, phrase by phrase, the playing of nine of his classic arrangements. Split-screen techniques allow you to carefully study both his left and right hand movements. Your teacher for this lesson is one of the foremost fingerstyle guitar masters in the history of the guitar. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. Song List: Maybelle Petite Waltz Happy Again Londonderry Aire When You...

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Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques

Aug 01 2015

Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques

This two DVD set is for beginner and intermediate guitarists who want to start fingerpicking. Rev. Gary Davis used to tell his students that playing the guitar was easy. He would say that a piano player has only two hands (the left keeps an alternating bass while the right plays a melody) but a guitarist has three hands! Our right hand thumb is one hand and plays the bass figures while our index finger is our second hand and plays the melody. Our third hand is our left hand which fingers chords. The results produce a full and orchestrated...

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Stefan Grossman – Bottleneck Blues Guitar

Jun 14 2015

Stefan Grossman – Bottleneck Blues Guitar

This 82 minute dvd is a MUST for anyone interested in bottleneck blues guitar. It is a complete survey of country blues bottleneck styles and techniques featuring rare footage of Son House, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb and Bukka White. Left hand playing techniques are discussed as well as choice of bottleneck/slide. Playing in Open G (Spanish) and Open D (Vestapol) tunings are explored. Stefan Grossman has been devoted to blues guitar in every form since the early sixties and has probably delved more deeply into the form than just about anybody on the planet. As for this DVD, it...

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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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