The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen (DVD 1)

Mar 02 2016

The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen (DVD 1)

Jorma Kaukonen is one of the legends of rock guitar. He started out as an acoustic fingerpicker but became a mainstay of the San Francisco rock scene in the mid-’60s when he joined The Jefferson Airplane. Later, he and bassist Jack Casady formed Hot Tuna, which tours and records in both acoustic and electric configurations. Jorma has released more than two dozen albums, both solo and as a member of various ensembles. His live performances throughout the world continue to draw enthusiastic crowds of both electric and acoustic music fans. Jorma Kaukonen teaches favorites from his personal repertoire and...

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Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Blues Guitar Solos

Feb 20 2016

Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Blues Guitar Solos

This DVD lesson is for the intermediate and advanced fingerstyle guitar player. It is for the student who feels comfortable with an alternating bass techique and wants to expand and explore ideas in blues and ragtime using more advanced right and left hand techniques. The four instrumentals featured in this lesson are all extended compositions offering a variety of musical ideas. Piano sounding blues in the key of A are presented with Mississippi Blues and Blues For The Mann. A Blind Blake approach in the key of C is used for the Glory of Love. Struttin’ Rag in the...

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Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Country Blues Guitar

Jan 30 2016

Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Country Blues Guitar

This DVD lesson has been designed to help beginner and intermediate students of fingerpicking country blues guitar improve their playing skills and increase their repertoires using an alternating bass technique. Stefan Grossman illustrates and explains in detail ten fingerstyle arrangements in the keys of C, D, E, A, G and F. These popular blues and ragtime songs come from the playing of Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Mance Lipscomb and Elizabeth Cotten. Each tune is discussed and taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split screen so that you can clearly see what each hand is...

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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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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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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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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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