Tony Trischka – Bluegrass Banjo Tunes and Techniques

Jul 03 2016

Tony Trischka – Bluegrass Banjo Tunes and Techniques

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 back up a soloist, use syncopation, improvise, and overcome...

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Mickey Cochran – Introduction to the Mandolin

Jun 26 2016

Mickey Cochran – Introduction to the Mandolin

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 construction … realize the importance of proper bridge...

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Singing Success 360

Jun 23 2016

Singing Success 360

Singing Success 360 is primarily an audio-based course and is the ultimate resource for singers! It contains over 100 singing exercises compiled onto 8 Technique and 8 Style Lessons that inform your mind, acclimate your ear, and coordinate your voice. We put the world’s most effective singing method, vocal coaches, online singing lessons videos & tips all in one place… the palm of your hand. Singing Success 360 is the ultimate resource for singers of all skill levels. Whether you are having trouble singing those high notes, singing in tune, finding vocal power and endurance, developing your vibrato, or...

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Jesse Nemitz – Vocal Lessons

Jun 10 2016

Jesse Nemitz – Vocal Lessons

Your balanced mix is one lesson away. Jesse attacks vocal problems with a vengeance. It’s not uncommon for Jesse’s students to attain the powerful mix they want – as high as they want – in their very first lesson. As a singer, Jesse has overcome various vocal problems in the past and uses his experience to identify with singers on every step of their personal journey towards vocal mastery. Jesse has been a certified Brett Manning Master Associate since 2007, and is also the lead singer and songwriter for space-rock band 16th State. The band’s recently released ep, Revolutionary,...

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Murphy Henry – The Murphy Method: Beginning Banjo Volume 1

Jun 04 2016

Murphy Henry – The Murphy Method: Beginning Banjo Volume 1

If you’ve never played banjo before, this is the place to start! We teach you all the basics of Scruggs-style three-finger bluegrass banjo picking. No tablature is used, Murphy believes that tablature is a crutch that interferes with learning to play bluegrass. Develop your ear as you learn to play. Each song is explained note-by-note, so that it is easy and quick to learn. As the tunes are learned, the ear is also developed so that learning gets easier as the lessons go. Learning by ear is the first step in learning to play with other people. It’s easy...

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Gaye Adegbalola – Learn to Sing the Blues

May 29 2016

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 to an audience – personalizing a song,...

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Ken Perlman – Clawhammer Style Banjo

May 20 2016

Ken Perlman – Clawhammer Style Banjo

Clawhammer Style Banjo – A Complete Guide For Beginning And Advanced Banjo Players from Ken Perlman, here is a brilliant teaching guide that is destined to become the handbook on how to play the banjo. The style is easy to learn, and covers the instruction itself, basic right and left-hand positions, simple chords, and fundamental clawhammer techniques; the brush, the bumm-titty strum, pull-offs, and slides. For the advanced player, there is instruction on more complicated picking, double thumbing, quick slides, fretted pull-offs, harmonics, improvisation, and more. The book includes more than 40 fun-to-play banjo tunes. Includes 2-two hour DVDs...

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Al Ek – Rock Harmonica

May 12 2016

Al Ek – Rock Harmonica

With Rock Harmonica, beginners can learn how to play harmonica from the ground up. More experienced players can take their playing to the next level with outside-the-box thinking and lessons on playing in different positions. The first half includes instruction on notes, scales, tongue blocking (That’s what your mom said), vibrato, trills and more. The second features lessons on cool licks in the styles of 11 rock harmonica masters, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty and more! All lessons are presented both on the DVD and in the book.   Lessons include: Low to...

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JP Allen – Learning Harmonica

Apr 29 2016

JP Allen – Learning Harmonica

If you want to learn how to play harmonica in a way that’s super fun, easy and free, then get ready! Over the past twenty years, he had the honor and delight to teach thousands of people, all over the world to play harmonica. Regardless of your age or past musical experience, if you’re willing to consistently practice for a minimum of 5 to 10 minute, twice a week, over the next couple of months, he can help you learn to jam. Allen will clearly show you exactly what to practice, step by step, to ensure you learn harmonica...

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L.E. McCullough – Learn to Play Irish Tinwhistle

Apr 23 2016

L.E. McCullough – Learn to Play Irish Tinwhistle

Perhaps the most readily identifiable sound of traditional Irish music is the sound of the Tin or Penny Whistle. Once mastered, this simple, inexpensive instrument can be played by a soloist or as an important element in a multi-instrument Irish music session. Expert player and instructor L.E. McCullough teaches all the basic techniques, along with several tunes to get beginners off to a great start. No prior experience of this or any other instrument is required making this an ideal method for elementary players. If you pick up an Irish Tin Whistle, you will soon be playing. however, if...

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