Ernie Hawkins – Music of Louis Armstrong Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar

Mar 25 2017

Ernie Hawkins – Music of Louis Armstrong Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar

Music of Louis Armstrong Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar. This lesson is over 2 hours and forty minutes. The arrangements are for the intermediate to advanced players. They are multi-section compositions with lots of fingerpicking challenges. But all your hard work will be very worthwhile as these tunes are some of the greatest in the early jazz repertoire. Ernie teaches phrase by phrase and then uses the split-screen so you can carefully study what each hand is doing. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. This DVD lesson could be titled The Music of...

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Artie Traum – Essential Riffs For Guitar

Mar 10 2017

Artie Traum – Essential Riffs For Guitar

Here’s a lesson that’s packed with dozens of time-tested musical phrases that will help you become a strong lead guitarist. Even beginners will be able to start playing hot licks over blues changes. As the phrases get more advanced, you’ll start to use slides, bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs and other techniques to increase your speed and dexterity. Each riff is played slowly and then at speed to give you a feel for how it sounds in context. Jeff Pevar (currently playing guitar with David Crosby) joins Artie to demonstrate how two players jamming together would use these lead lines in...

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Paul Mehling – Learn To Play Django-Style Gypsy Jazz Guitar Vol. 1: Rhythm

Feb 26 2017

Paul Mehling – Learn To Play Django-Style Gypsy Jazz Guitar Vol. 1: Rhythm

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. Starting with basic four-to-the-bar comping and damping, Paul takes you through a variety...

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Fred Sokolow – Music Of Paul Simon

Feb 14 2017

Fred Sokolow – Music Of Paul Simon

Music Of Paul Simon Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar. Learn how to play and sing nine classic Paul Simon tunes from start to finish. You will learn how to fingerpick backup arrangements while singing. You will Learn how to play instrumental solos and how to begin and end each song. While studying Freds arrangements of these Paul Simon hits you will also learn a lot about fingerpicking: backup patterns, soloing ideas and various chord positions. Each song is played at regular speed and then slowed down with a split-screen. That gives you a close-up look at the picking as well...

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Woody Mann – The Guitar of Big Bill Broonzy

Feb 06 2017

Woody Mann – The Guitar of Big Bill Broonzy

The Guitar of Big Bill Broonzy download. This is a very deep DVD. It is not for the faint of heart. Woody Mann is not only a gifted performer, but a natural teacher meaning that he possesses the gift of teaching; the ability to share information, anticipate students’ trouble areas, and to inspire. These songs are terrific and although the student may be able to get through them, learning them at tempo is another issue. Mann gives the most perfect replications of BBB’s material and breaks down the songs to the point of understanding for Intermediate, and even some...

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Pete Huttlinger – Arrangements for Solo Acoustic Guitar 1

Jan 25 2017

Pete Huttlinger – Arrangements for Solo Acoustic Guitar 1

When you hear Peter Huttlinger on recordings or in concert it’s no mystery why he won the National Fingerpicking Competition in Winfield, Kansas, or why he is quickly becoming a powerful force in the acoustic guitar world. Pete’s picking is clean, soulful and, at times, blazingly fast. Whether he’s playing his arrangement of a classic pop tune or one of his own compositions, listeners are inevitably startled by what they hear. Pete starts with the lyrical Lennon and McCartney tune “And I Love Her,” played on a nylon string guitar. This richly textured but relatively easy piece will get...

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Fred Sokolow – Irving Berlin Songbook

Jan 09 2017

Fred Sokolow – Irving Berlin Songbook

Irving Berlin wrote some of the most popular songs of all time, and they sound great on guitar. In this DVD, Fred plays and teaches six Berlin favorites, including guitar backup (for singing) and instrumental versions of each tune. Just for fun, Fred includes the rarely-heard introductory verses to some of the songs, and plays ad-lib instrumental chord solos for all of them. After playing each song, Fred gives you a run-down on the arrangement, going over tricky spots and analyzing the chord progression and substitutions. Then he replays it slower on a split-screen with close-ups of both hands....

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Roy Book Binder – Blues By The Book Lesson 1

Jan 07 2017

Roy Book Binder – Blues By The Book Lesson 1

If you’re ready to develop your own distinctive blues style, Roy Book Binder has assembled a complete vocabulary of licks and techniques to help you do it. Roy humbly calls this thorough breakdown of the elements of his own fingerstyle blues style “some tricks about playing the guitar,” but don’t let his laconic delivery fool you. By the time you’re finished studying with “Book,” you’ll have a solid base of skills under your fingertips. Roy’s firsthand knowledge of the great Piedmont-style players makes this video a must for anyone who loves traditional blues. Our trademark Homespun split screen makes...

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Buster B. Jones – Fingerstyle Guitar from the Ground Up Volume 1

Dec 04 2016

Buster B. Jones – Fingerstyle Guitar from the Ground Up Volume 1

So you’re interested in learning how to play fingerstyle guitar. In this lesson Buster B. Jones will take you from the very basics and start you on the road to fingerpicking. Buster’s no nonsense and clear instruction will have you picking melodies in no time. You’ll find phrase by phrase instruction for all the exercises and songs. Split-screen techniques are featured so that you can study and clearly see what each hand is playing. This DVD does exactly as advertised and more. Buster is not only a great guitarist but also a great teacher! Buster B. Jones was a...

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Bob Brozman – Traditional Caribbean Guitar

Dec 03 2016

Bob Brozman – Traditional Caribbean Guitar

Bob Brozman – Traditional Caribbean Guitar Calypso & Other Island Rhythms. The wild pulses, danceable rhythms and playful lyrics of the Calypso will spice up your guitar arrangements and inspire your playing in a new tropical direction! Brozman shows you how to use fingerpicking and strumming patterns, moving bass lines, percussive strokes and other techniques to capture the distinctive syncopations of the Caribbean style. Working in a variety of keys, he analyses a variety of rhythms including the calypso, tango, samba, waltz, mazurka and Latin jazz. Learn a host of songs for the price of one, as hundreds of...

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