Neil Peart – Anatomy of a Drum Solo

Apr 09 2014

Neil Peart – Anatomy of a Drum Solo

Anatomy of a Drum Solo a two-disc set, presents newly-recorded, in-studio footage of legendary Neil Peart discussing his approach to soloing. Using a solo recorded in September, 2004 in Frankfurt, Germany as a framework, Neil talks about the concepts and technique behind each segment of this nine-minute tour de force, which is a feature of each Rush performance. ‘Anatomy of a Drum Solo’ also features: Two explorations – completely improvised workouts at the drums, each over thirty-minutes long. A never-before-released solo recorded in Hamburg, Germany in September, 2004 “O Baterista,” Neil’s Grammy® Award-nominated solo. Two full-band Rush performances from...

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Guitar World – How To Play The Best Of Pantera

Apr 08 2014

Guitar World – How To Play The Best Of Pantera

Dimebag Darrell’s trailblazing guitar licks were at the heart of every Pantera album and helped make the group one of metal’s greatest acts. How to Play the Best of Pantera is a note-for-note instruction course that will teach you Dimebag’s guitar parts to four classic Pantera songs. This DVD is very cool because it goes into the program point blank with a guy showing how Dime tuned his guitar and he also presents an interesting fact about Dime’s guitar Tech Mr. (Grady Champion). Then he gets right with it. It’s value is 10 for being a sort of hands...

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Troy Stetina – Beginning Rock Rhythm Guitar

Apr 04 2014

Troy Stetina – Beginning Rock Rhythm Guitar

Learn to play rock rhythms in the style of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Clapton, Van Halen, Pearl Jam and more. Learn all the essential rhythm techniques! In this DVD, Troy Stetina teaches power chords, barre chords, triad shapes, muting, chord progressions, pick harmonics, chord arpeggiation, riffs, and more. He also includes vital background information with each concept, giving you the theory behind the chops of your favorite bands. He does a pretty good overview of how to get clean, distorted and crunchy sounds from your amp. The guitar overview would have been even better if he had talked...

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Mike Michalkow – Drumming System 2.0, DVD 4-6

Apr 03 2014

Mike Michalkow – Drumming System 2.0, DVD 4-6

There is always more that we can learn on the drums, but it’s often difficult to choose the next step to take. This comprehensive training pack includes easy step-by-step lessons so you can improve at your own pace. The whole pack includes: 20 step-by-step training DVDs, 21 play-along CDs, and 5 spiral-bound workbooks. Covers classic rock, hard rock, heavy metal, grunge rock, progressive rock, punk rock, blues, country, odd time, shuffles, funk, Latin, jazz, and more. Four-way split screen video ensures you see everything. On-screen sheet music with a blue bar marking progress. Drum-less play-along songs with and without...

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Chuck Kerrigan – Rap Beats On The Drum Set

Apr 02 2014

Chuck Kerrigan – Rap Beats On The Drum Set

Rap music has become a valid and exciting part of today’s music. Underlying the “Rap” of the front person, is the drum pattern-A most important and integral part of the music. An understanding and mastery of these rap rhythms should be a part of every sincere drummer’s repertoire. Chuck Kerrigan has been playing drums since the age of 14. He has played Rock, Funk, Jazz-Rock, Jazz, Country-Rock, Big Band and with pop groups for over 20 years. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied with Alan Dawson, he also studied with Armand Santarelli, Philadelphia’s top...

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Johnny Hiland – Chicken Pickin Guitar

Apr 02 2014

Johnny Hiland – Chicken Pickin Guitar

Meet one of Nashville’s true guitar stars as Johnny Hiland takes you through some key aspects of country playing. As well as chicken pickin’, he covers double-stops, pedal steel licks, pick-and-finger hybrid picking, banjo rolls and lots more. He’s also joined by Arlen Roth, Bill Holloman, and Shannon Ford for some truly memorable band segments. Johnny’s a great player, evidenced by some of the great live playing that is captured in the studio on this disc. He’s also a really good teacher who takes the time to explain things and slow them down for you. His playing is well...

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John Ganapes – Blues Licks You Can Use

Mar 31 2014

John Ganapes – Blues Licks You Can Use

The purpose of this book is to give aspiring blues guitarists & experienced players alike a large chunk of the vocabulary of the blues in other words, lots of licks ! It contains music and performance notes for 75 hot lead phrases, with a CD featuring full-band examples of each. Styles covered include: up-tempo and slow blues, jazz-blues, shuffle blues, swing blues and more! This is a good compendium of blues licks. It covers licks in many different styles. It is a very good supplement to the author’s Blues You Can Use series. I would recommend beginning guitarists work...

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Guitar Building Blocks: Creating Easy Song Arrangements

Mar 29 2014

Guitar Building Blocks: Creating Easy Song Arrangements

The beauty of the guitar is not necessarily based on advanced and highly technical playing skills. Interesting and unusual arrangements can be created with very simple ideas, as long as you have some knowledge and an elementary understanding of the guitar. On this DVD lesson, Happy takes some easy songs and shows you how to transform them into beautiful show pieces using interesting right-hand patterns, altered chords and chord substitutions, ornamentation, harmonized scales and other very basic but useful techniques. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll be able to do with the simplest folk songs. This is what you...

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Cobus Potgieter – Drum Covers

Mar 28 2014

Cobus Potgieter – Drum Covers

Cobus Potgieter, the 22-year old YouTube drummer who grew up in Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape, is internationally recognised for his videos on the social network channel, notching close to 18 million views. Potgieter began playing drums at the age of 16 and posted his first video in August 2006. In late 2007, he loaded his first hit track, Nsnyc’s Pop, which was his top viewed video with over 1,4 million views. Over the past three years, he has posted five series of videos on the channel, each using different camera angles and editing techniques. His first series was...

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Bill “The Buddah” Dickens – Funk Bass and Beyond

Mar 24 2014

Bill “The Buddah” Dickens – Funk Bass and Beyond

Bill Dickens is a phenomenal new bass talent whose reputation has reached legendary cult status. Funk Bass and Beyond is the ultimate groove lesson in rock and funk styles. The video opens with a jaw- dropping display of chops and technique that will set a new standard for bass players the world over. Bill then discusses, in detail, basic through advanced funk and rock techniques for the left and right hands, and how these techniques are used effectively in a rock/funk rhythm section. Appropriate gear and equipment for the performing funk/rock player are demonstrated with great examples on how...

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