Bruce Arnold – Total Modal

Aug 08 2014

Bruce Arnold – Total Modal

Total Modal thoroughly examines the theory, harmony and application of 19 essential modes and scales for composition and improvisation. This intensive study program will provide a comprehensive framework for composing melodies and hooks, improvising over any set of changes, superimposing scales, creating progressions and constructing chords for any musical application. In short, Total Modal is the definitive scale and mode application resource. The 19 scales and modes covered are: Ionian, Dorian, Dorian b2, Phrygian, Lydian, Lydian #5, Lydian b7, Mixolydian, Mixolydian b6, Mixolydian b2 b6, Aeolian, Locrian, Locrian natural 2, Jazz Minor, Harmonic Minor, Altered, Diminished, Symmetrical Diminished and...

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Guitar Building Blocks: Bass Runs And How to Use Them

Aug 06 2014

Guitar Building Blocks: Bass Runs And How to Use Them

Make your solo guitar sound like an ensemble with this complete guide to bass runs and how to use them! Renowned guitarist and celebrated tutor Happy Traum takes a handful of traditional songs and shows you how to add ‘walking’ bass parts and bring your chord playing to life. Learn the notes of a scale in several keys and apply them between chords to create a smooth harmonic transition and an effective counter-melody that will enrich your arrangements. Happy teaches a variety of patterns from simple bass moves to more complex chromatic runs. By breaking the technique down into...

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Green Day Drums (Authentic Playalong)

Aug 05 2014

Green Day Drums (Authentic Playalong)

Take over from Trey Cool to become the drummer for Green Day! Green Day Authentic Drums Playalong presents eight songs that span their awesome career, arranged for drums with drum charts, melody line and chord symbols, transcribed from the original recordings. This book includes a specially recorded soundalike CD, with full performance demonstrations and backing tracks for you to play and sing along to.  16 tracks, 8 with a drums, 8 with no drums but a click-track instead. The transcriptions are good and the sound-alike recording (minus vocals as is usual) are well above the standard for these play...

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John O’Neill – Jazz Method For Saxophone (Tenor)

Aug 03 2014

John O’Neill – Jazz Method For Saxophone (Tenor)

The Jazz Method for Saxophone will guide beginners of all ages from producing their first note on the saxophone to the performance of full-blown jazz pieces. Backing for all of the music specially recorded for this method is provided on the accompanying CD. The fundamental elements of good saxophone technique, breath control, tone production, embouchure, tonguing and fingerings are introduced. If you don’t know how to read music and have no experience whatsoever with any instrument, we would recommend you another book, while it does dedicate a couple of pages to music reading. This book very good explain all...

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Dan Erlewine – Maintenance & Setup for Electric Guitars and Basses Vol. 1

Aug 02 2014

Dan Erlewine – Maintenance & Setup for Electric Guitars and Basses Vol. 1

In this video, one of the best known and most successful guitar tech tells about the techniques set up and repair of electric guitars and bass guitars. Here you can find lots of useful tips on how to bring their instruments in proper form, how to configure them and how to care for them. The material will be useful to those who are interested in guitar mechanics, and those who want to achieve the most effective management tools. Want to learn to adjust and tune the guitar so that the play was very comfortable and pleasant. Useful to pros...

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Jim Chapin – Advanced Techniques For The Modern Drummer

Jul 29 2014

Jim Chapin – Advanced Techniques For The Modern Drummer

The classic jazz independence book is now new and improved and with two CDs! Jim Chapin, known as the “Father of Jazz Independence,” has written one of the most popular drumset books of all time. This classic work should be in every drummer’s library as there is always something new to learn and develop from this masterful book. Whether for a beginner or an accomplished drummer, this system will greatly improve independence and coordination, sticking, power, and speed and endurance on the drumset. Dedicated to Sanford Moeller, this book proves Jim’s teaching techniques like no other. If you’re an...

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Amir Naoum – Doumbek Technique & Rhythms

Jul 28 2014

Amir Naoum – Doumbek Technique & Rhythms

Learn to play doumbek (dumbek darbuka) with New York’s most beloved Arabic percussionist the master instructor the one and only Amir Naoum! If you are a dancer Amir Naoum’s clear introduction to the most popular bellydance rhythms and their subtle variations will help you learn to recognize the rhythms even in their most sophisticated forms.If you are a beginning drummer this DVD will serve as a very accessible friendly and solid introduction to the art of Middle Eastern percussion. This program is a beginner-level doumbek instructional course with a lot of beyond-the-basics information and spectacular demonstrations of Middle Eastern...

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Bryan Sutton’s Secrets For Successful Flatpicking

Jul 22 2014

Bryan Sutton’s Secrets For Successful Flatpicking

This extraordinary DVD lesson is filled with spectacular picking, detailed instruction and invaluable advice for aspiring bluegrass guitarists at all levels. Bryan Sutton thoughtfully and methodically lays out his tricks of the trade to help you play any tune and improve your flatpicking speed, power, timing and musicianship. Bryan addresses many of the problems that he sees in aspiring pickers, and passes along tips on how to keep your picking hand and arm tension-free and your fretting hand supple and quick. He provides drills and exercises, teaching an arsenal of licks, bends, double stops, slides and some other devices...

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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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