Donna McElroy – The Ultimate Practice Guide for Vocalists

May 21 2017

Donna McElroy – The Ultimate Practice Guide for Vocalists

Sing with more power and passion under the guidance of Donna McElroy, Berklee Professor, Grammy nominee, Dove Award winner, and vocalist on multiple gold and platinum records. In this Berklee Workshop, McElroy shows you how to use the whole body to become the best singer you can be. See her work with a vocal student one on one, demonstrating how to use different muscle groups to increase vocal strength and endurance. faststrings.com. She also provides lifestyle tips and simple everyday exercises to help you cultivate and protect the source of your vocal power – and sing with more freedom,...

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The James Morrison Way: How To Play Trumpet

May 18 2017

The James Morrison Way: How To Play Trumpet

Meet James Morrison – an international trumpet virtuoso from Australia, who is known for his startling originality and passion for playing the trumpet. Having played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles and B.B. King, Morrison shares his four decades of experience in this instructional DVD. Learn his innovative techniques with tutorials in topics like breathing, range, endurance, articulation and projection. There is some playing during his description of jazz technique such as “shakes”, “falls”, “doits”, and so forth, but the bulk of the DVD is a spoken lecture divided into chapters. Chapters include: breathing, sound,...

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Susan M. Carr – The Art of Screaming

May 05 2017

Susan M. Carr – The Art of Screaming

The key to being ready for the rigors of performing and touring is learning both where the “scream/growl” is actually made and the specific exercises that craft the technique of “The Art of Screaming!” These exercises that renowned singing teacher, Susan M. Carr, developed in 1978 and refined during the Grunge Music scene have produced outstanding singers in the rock music industry then and today. Susan’s clients have included: Minus The Bear; Mastodon; Alien Ant Farm; Drowning Pool (The late Dave Williams); Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter; Truly; Droid; Vendetta Red; All; Skin Yard; Gosling; Boy Hits Car;...

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Pete Wernick – Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

Apr 21 2017

Pete Wernick – Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

This is the perfect course for those who want to play three-finger style bluegrass banjo from scratch. You may never have touched a banjo before, but Pete will have you picking right from the opening minutes of this user-friendly DVD. After getting tuned up and learning some easy chords, Pete teaches you the basic rolls and left-hand fingerings that make up your first bluegrass instrumental. As you progress, you’ll learn how to add slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and a variety of right-hand rolls in the three-finger bluegrass style. By the time you finish this course, you’ll be picking favorite bluegrass...

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Roberta Radley – Harmonic Ear Training

Mar 31 2017

Roberta Radley – Harmonic Ear Training

Roberta Radley is the assistant chair of the Ear Training Department at Berklee College of Music. She has been using innovative methods to help her students her music more analytically for almost thirty years. SHe also performs regularly as a pianist and vocalist. A vital introduction to ear training for songwriters and performers looking to improve their listening skills and become better musicians. Starting with the bass line, you’ll learn a step-by-step approach to help you break down the hearing process, internalize the music, and then identify the elements of the progression. Harmonic Ear Training will help you to:...

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Kevin Burke – Learn to Play Irish Fiddle

Mar 02 2017

Kevin Burke – Learn to Play Irish Fiddle

Kevin Burke’s easygoing manner and encouraging teaching style invite you into the world of authentic traditional Irish fiddle. In this superb starter lesson, he passes on his vast knowledge and experience through an in-depth study of some of his favorite tunes, styles and techniques. Kevin understands the needs of the learning fiddler, and he conveys his ideas with clarity and simplicity. Focusing on Irish polkas, slides and jigs, he teaches the basic tune, along with several variations, explaining the rhythmic devices that distinguish each dance form. He then shows you the grace notes, rolls, double-stops and other ornaments that...

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Fred Sokolow – Complete Beginners Ukulele Guide

Jan 20 2017

Fred Sokolow – Complete Beginners Ukulele Guide

The ukulele has never been more popular, and Fred Sokolow’s relaxed, user-friendly teaching style makes it easy to learn. Volume One of this three-part series starts right at the beginning, showing you how to tune and hold the uke. Fred teaches you how to play songs of many genres, including Jambalaya, Stand By Me, Ghost Riders In the Sky and more. In the process of learning these classic tunes, you’ll acquire several strumming patterns and over a dozen easy chords, enabling you to play in five keys. It’s a great way to get started on the uke! Fred slows...

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Chris Keller – Vocal Lessons

Jan 06 2017

Chris Keller – Vocal Lessons

Rock your high mix with a simple phone call. Chris has the rare ability to have complete control over his high mix enabling him to sing any genre in just about any key. He specializes in pop, rock, and Broadway. He is currently the lead singer in the New Jersey based band, JennyJump! and works with many singers performing in Broadway shows and touring bands. He has a B.M. from Middle Tennessee State University and currently resides in New York City where he coaches and produces vocals. As a vocal coach, Chris re-constructs your voice from the ground up...

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Ralph Shaw – The Complete Ukulele Course

Dec 25 2016

Ralph Shaw – The Complete Ukulele Course

This DVD is perfect for anyone who wants to improve their ukulele playing technique. Even if you have never played a ukulele before you will discover that Ralph Shaw (the King of the Ukulele!) will lead you through the basics and beyond so that you will learn tips, tricks and techniques that will have you sounding like a ukulele maestro! Ralph Shaw is an excellent ukulele player and an outstanding teacher. He is incredibly pleasant and is adept at breaking down the process of playing the ukulele into easily learned chunks. He has clearly taught others and thought through...

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Hard Rock Academy: Performance Vocals

Dec 10 2016

Hard Rock Academy: Performance Vocals

Take your performance to the next level with this Hard Rock Academy Performance Series DVD. This entertaining instructional DVD shows you how to enhance your vocal performance by introducing you to many of the techniques used by some of music’s biggest stars. The DVD shows you how to “find your flava”, teaches you how to control your breathing, gives you a valuable way to warm up properly, explains how to make your song yours and shares with you professional tips on performing on stage. Author Kenn Hicks, as seen on VH1’s Divas, has coached stars such as Jennifer Lopez,...

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