Brian May – Master Session

Aug 01 2014

Brian May – Master Session

Brian explains in depth, how he creates “The Queen sound” by taking you on a complete run-through of his equipment. This features his guitar (the fireplace), amplifiers (VOX AC 30’s), and effects (each individually demonstrated). In adition to all this, Brian takes you step by step through a fantastic selection of his hottest licks and solos, featuring material from 11 different Queen albums. Each example is played twice, once regularly and once slowly. During this incredible 45 minutes, you’ll learn to play the licks and solos from such songs as “Brighton Rock”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Tie Your Mother Down”, “Dragon...

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Brad Carlton – Improvisation A La Mode

Jul 23 2014

Brad Carlton – Improvisation A La Mode

Improvisation A La Mode unravels the mystery of improvisation by revealing Carlton’s unique approach for instantly identifying parent keys along with their respective modes and applying his improvisational know-how to create rich colors and textures in solos and rhythm work. Improvisation A La Mode is a hands-on playing course – no manuals, tedious theory, paperwork or exercises required. You will play your way through the course by following the video segments, referencing a single chart and practicing over correlated jam tracks. Here’s how Improvisation A La Mode works: All seven modes are presented and discussed in detail to explore...

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George Lynch – Artist Series

Jul 21 2014

George Lynch – Artist Series

George Lynch stormed onto the 1980s shred guitar scene with his band, Dokken. Along with contemporaries like Edward Van Halen and Randy Rhoads, George set the standard for virtuoso guitar playing. After Dokken, George went on to front his own band, Lynch Mob, and also recorded as a solo artist. This DVD provides true insight into George Lynch’s playing and highlights the many facets of his unique guitar style. George demonstrates vibrato techniques, tapping, string skipping, whammy bar effects, and many of his favorite licks; he also teaches excerpts from some of his famous recorded solos. The DVD features...

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Desi Serna – Getting Started with the Pentatonic Scale

Jul 20 2014

Desi Serna – Getting Started with the Pentatonic Scale

This video program is intended for intermediate level students who have already progressed past the beginning stages of guitar playing. The pentatonic scale is one of the most common scales in all of popular music. It’s used to play melodies, riffs, lead guitar solos and bass lines. In this video program you will learn the five pentatonic patterns plus how to use the scales, application, improvisation and technique. Topics covered include, connecting the patterns and covering the whole fretboard, transposing to different keys, major and minor tonalities, the blues scale, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends and alternate picking, guitar theory...

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Victor Smolski – School Of Metal

Jul 17 2014

Victor Smolski – School Of Metal

With the example of four songs, Victor leads you through the heroes-history of metal guitar. Starting with the classic Heavy Metal a la Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, passing Thrash Metal in the style of the early Metallica up to Speed and Progressive Metal, you can find the best licks and riffs. You are taught the most important style elements of rhythm guitar: Metal chords, downstrokes, harmonic riffing a.m.m. Furthermore, Victor shows you how to pimp your performance with slap-technic and special-effects. Nevertheless, you also discover, which secrets other great guitar heroes like John Petrucci, Dimebag Darrell and Paul...

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Jody Fisher – 30-Day Guitar Workout

Jul 15 2014

Jody Fisher – 30-Day Guitar Workout

A hit with teachers and students alike, this great collection of exercises and technical studies breaks up the tedium of doing the same old routine every day. Includes daily warm-ups, lessons on right- and left-hand technique, and more. Jody Fisher, a teacher who has many titles: Professor of Jazz and Studio Guitar University of Redlands, in Redlands, CA, the University of La Verne, in La Verne, CA, and the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts (ISOMATA), in Idyllwild, CA. In this video course will tell you about the basic concepts of jazz, will reveal important aspects of guitar...

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Al Palubeckis – Manic Wave Design: Guitar Soloing Techniques

Jul 14 2014

Al Palubeckis – Manic Wave Design: Guitar Soloing Techniques

Solo guitar lessons from beginners to advanced, from maestro Al Palubeckis. In this course, on DVD, dealt with solo variations in different styles – Blues, Funk, Fusion, Hard Rock / Heavy Metal, Punk, Rockabilly. Blues solo #1 – a beginner solo in the style of B.B. King and Eric Clapton, with an intro reminiscent of a technique used by Robert Johnson. Blues solo #2 – an intermediate solo, in the style of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Funk solo – an intermediate/difficult solo, with a jazz/blues feel. Incorporates a SRV/EC sound with some Mike Stern influenced jazz passages. Funk/Blues solo –...

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Paul Gilbert – Get Out Of My Yard (Instructional DVD)

Jul 13 2014

Paul Gilbert – Get Out Of My Yard (Instructional DVD)

With G3 featuring Joe Satriani and John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert presents his amazing, brand new DVD containing over two hours of personal guitar instruction and live performances from the world’s most insane shred guitarist. WARNING: Your Playing May Never Be The Same!!! Over 2 hours of the most intense shred you’ve ever seen in your life! Every song, yes, EVERY song from the Get Out of My Yard (GOMY) album is covered highlighting the main sections of each song. Only downside is there’s no on-screen tab and no tab booklet included, but the closeups on Paul’s fingers are great...

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Robben Ford – Playin’ The Blues

Jul 11 2014

Robben Ford – Playin’ The Blues

Good instructional video for fans of Ford, or intermediate guitarists who want a new perspective on playing blues guitar. There are countless ways for guitarists to tackle the blues… some choose an analytical approach, while others try to put as much emotion into the music as possible. Guitarist Robben Ford seems to have found a happy middle-ground, which he tries to teach viewers to accomplish in Playin’ the Blues. Ford walks guitarists through some basics of blues guitar, and provides some insight (including use of a modified minor pentatonic scale, which substitutes a sixth for the flattened seventh). Ford...

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Robben Ford – The Blues & Beyond

Jul 04 2014

Robben Ford – The Blues & Beyond

The Blues & Beyond reveals Robben’s advanced concepts for improvising and comping. Performing his well-known renditions of several blues classics, Robben demonstrates how he plays over chord changes. Robben also discusses phrasing and playing “outside” using pentatonic, diminished, and melodic minor scales. Check out the “Miles Groove,” where Robbem plays a great solo combining blues, bebop, and modern “out” lines. And to help you capture Robben’s unique style, most of the solos, chords, and playing demonstrations have been transcribed in the music and tab book included. Robben Ford a true innovator in contemporary jazz fusion reveals his advanced concepts...

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