Music Theory for Songwriters: Harmony

Feb 12 2018

Music Theory for Songwriters: Harmony

Music Theory for Songwriters Harmony with Julian Velard. Music theory is fundamental to making and playing music but it can be kind of dry. Music Theory for Songwriters is taught in a user-friendly and songwriting-focused way, demonstrating techniques on both keyboard and guitar, allowing songwriters to learn music theory while they learn song craft. In this installment, musician Julian Velard digs into more intermediate-level music theory topics. Starting with minor scales, he shows examples of classic songs in minor keys, and then explores the modes of the diatonic scale (e.g., the mixolydian mode). Next, Julian dives into chords with...

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Music Theory for Songwriters: The Fundamentals

Jan 19 2018

Music Theory for Songwriters: The Fundamentals

Music Theory for Songwriters The Fundamentals. By Julian Velard. Music theory is fundamental to making and playing music. However, no one has taught it in such a user-friendly and songwriting-focused way as we do here, using both keyboard and guitar to demonstrate the techniques. Professional musician Julian Velard starts the course with the building blocks of harmony: notes, scales, intervals, chords, inversions, and basic chord progressions. He then goes into voice leading – showing how to move from one chord to another by changing just one or two notes – and reviews common song forms, from the familiar verse/chorus/verse...

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Joe Lovano – Jazz Improvisation: A Personal Approach

Jan 16 2018

Joe Lovano – Jazz Improvisation: A Personal Approach

Joe Lovano Jazz Improvisation A Personal Approach download. Develop your own voice with the practice techniques that have helped make Joe Lovano one of the most respected improvisers of our time. In this Workshop, Lovano shows you how to play with the greater spontaneity and feeling. He’ll teach you how to interpret the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic essence of a tune. Create your improvisational ideas from within these musical elements. And make sure your journeys arrive somewhere. Lovano brings these ideas to life in solo, duo, trio, and quartet performances filled with his expressive sax lines. His lessons will...

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Gaye Adegbalola – Learn to Sing the Blues

Dec 21 2017

Gaye Adegbalola – Learn to Sing the Blues

Gaye Adegbalola Learn to Sing the Blues. Here’s a vocal workshop that will help bring your blues songs to life! W. C. Handy Award-winner Gaye Adegbalola has identified 17 key points to help a singer put his or her song across. As she puts it: “My mission is give you some ideas to help you relay a story… lay your soul bare… share an experience… say aloud what others feel deep inside.” In an engaging and forceful way, Gaye shares the elements of singing that she has gleaned from years of performing experience. She discusses her ideas on communicating...

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Mickey Cochran – Introduction to the Mandolin

Dec 05 2017

Mickey Cochran – Introduction to the Mandolin

Mickey Cochran Introduction to the Mandolin download free. This DVD offers a unique approach to learning mandolin. The focus is on developing good habits from the start: proper positioning, proper picking hand, proper fretting hand, how to properly hold the mandolin all of which will make you a cleaner, faster and more efficient mandolinist. Yet, this DVD also discusses proper mandolin set-up which is often overlooked by the beginner and, due to this, the beginner finds the instrument frustrating to play and may even possibly become discouraged from learning. Know all the features of your mandolin along with its...

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Jay Ungar – A Fiddler’s Guide to Waltzes, Airs and Haunting Melodies

Nov 17 2017

Jay Ungar – A Fiddler’s Guide to Waltzes, Airs and Haunting Melodies

Jay Ungar A Fiddler’s Guide to Waltzes, Airs and Haunting Melodies. Learn to play lovely, heart-rending pieces and benefit from Jay Ungar’s years of experience as a top fiddler. He shows the inventive use of slides, grace notes, rolls, smears, vibrato and special bowing techniques that turn ordinary tunes into distinctive compositions. Jay Ungar is a fiddler of the highest calliber. When he teaches, he does it in a very clear manner and does not reflect any arrogance. If you follow his instructions to the letter, you will find you are able to play the tunes in a very...

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Tony Trischka – Bluegrass Banjo Tunes and Techniques

Nov 03 2017

Tony Trischka – Bluegrass Banjo Tunes and Techniques

Tony Trischka Bluegrass Banjo Tunes and Techniques DVD download. This high-octane course in Scruggs-style banjo is perfect for the intermediate picker who wants to get to the next level. It is chock-full of terrific tunes and invaluable instruction. The traditional instrumentals that Tony teaches are part of the essential repertoire that every aspiring picker should know. He provides an in-depth analysis of each tune, and adds invaluable advice and instruction in how to employ rolls, chokes, slides, intros, endings, chord inversions and other important techniques that will give your solos the true bluegrass sound. You’ll also learn how to...

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Billy Boy Arnold – Chicago Blues Harmonica

Oct 18 2017

Billy Boy Arnold – Chicago Blues Harmonica

Billy Boy Arnold Chicago Blues Harmonica download. Billy is an unparalleled source of historical information about the development of the harmonica in this century. After delivering an informative and entertaining introduction about the instrument he loves, Billy walks and talks you through the important aspects of the styles of both Sonny Boys and the two Walters. Each artist’s work is demonstrated by a performance with rhythm section backing and then a clear, concise explanation. Topics covered include playing in first, second and third positions, note bending, trills, back up accompaniment and playing minor blues. Billy shows it all with...

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Tony Trischka – Essential Practice Techniques for Bluegrass Banjo

Oct 08 2017

Tony Trischka – Essential Practice Techniques for Bluegrass Banjo

Tony Trischka’s Essential Practice Techniques for Bluegrass Banjo. Here’s a lesson that’s a “must-have” for all bluegrass banjo players. Tony Trischka, who has been called “one of the most inventive banjo players alive” by Billboard Magazine, has recorded a nuts and bolts practice session that is designed to improve your timing, strengthen your hands and help you play with precision, power and rhythmic sophistication. It is filled with exercises, etudes and workouts for both your left and right hand, covering many of the building blocks of bluegrass banjo. This in-depth workout will enable you to achieve sinewy slides, crisp...

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Fred Sokolow – Complete Intermediate Ukulele Guide

Sep 28 2017

Fred Sokolow – Complete Intermediate Ukulele Guide

Complete Intermediate Ukulele Guide. The ukulele has never been more popular, and Fred Sokolow’s relaxed, user-friendly teaching style makes it easy to learn. In this lesson, Fred Sokolow takes you to the next level beyond simple strumming. You’ll learn more first position chords as well as moveable (up-the-neck) chords. He shows you some fingerpicking accompaniment patterns, a few major scales, and how to play a 12-bar blues in any key. You’ll also learn how to pick out melodies and play some beautiful chord/melody solos. Tunes include Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Tennessee Waltz, Route 66, Not Fade Away, A Pretty Girl Is...

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