Daniel Genton – Les Tumbaos De La Salsa

May 22 2014

Daniel Genton – Les Tumbaos De La Salsa

This book / CD set is considered a cult work by some people while totally disregarded by others. In spite of its title, Les tumbaos de la Salsa (to be understood as “rhythm patterns of Salsa”) is not really dedicated to these famous Cuban rhythms. Its weaknesses: a poor proofreading, some wavering on historically and technical points… The book appears too ambitious, with too many aspects covered, and it somehow misses its objective, which is, obviously, to become a reference work. Its qualities: both accompanying CDs boast a high-quality content, plenty of very good learning-tracks to play along (Rumba,...

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Guitar Building Blocks: Barre Chords And How To Use Them

May 21 2014

Guitar Building Blocks: Barre Chords And How To Use Them

Barre chords are a vitally important part of your ability to move beyond the third fret, play solid rhythm in all keys and get a wide variety of sounds through chord inversions. Happy de-mystifies these powerful chord shapes, providing tips on how toplay them cleanly and easily. You’ll learn basic chord theory, how to transpose from one key to another and how to play several chord progressions and songs, including Abilene and Stagolee. This dvd is a great beginning approach to learning the basics of guitar. Teacher decodes the myths surrounding barre chords and how they can be used...

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Virgil Donati – Online Masterclasses

May 16 2014

Virgil Donati – Online Masterclasses

It is a set of small on-line masterclass videos of Virgil Donati issued on January 2004 (for premium members). Virgil Donati (born October 22, 1958) is an Australian professional drummer, frequent drum clinician and a producer. He is currently playing with the band Planet X alongside many side projects. Virgil is perhaps most well known for his fast, highly technical drumming skills. He holds the drum sticks in the traditional style and is also proficient at the keyboard. His Pearl drum kit consists of a 22×18 bass drum, 10×9 tom, 12×9 tom, 14×12 tom, 16×16 floor tom, 18×16 floor...

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Guitar World – Mastering Fretboard Harmony, Part Two

May 14 2014

Guitar World – Mastering Fretboard Harmony, Part Two

Featuring more than three hours of video instruction, this extended master class picks up where Mastering Harmony left off and delves deeper into the immense realm of music theory and harmonic principles as practiced in Western music. Instructor Jimmy Brown thoroughly discusses a broad range of harmony-related topics for intermediate to advanced players. He reveals the inner workings of the symmetrical diminished and augmented scales, explores hexatonic scale harmony, explains the chord-scale relationships that exist within the harmonic and melodic minor scales, and demonstrates their most interesting applications, particularly for soloing over exotic chords. As a bonus, Mastering Fretboard...

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Fred Sokolow – Jazz Standards for Beginners

May 13 2014

Fred Sokolow – Jazz Standards for Beginners

If you love old standards like Autumn Leaves and Moonglow, but always thought only advanced guitarists could play jazz, you’ll love Fred’s easy-to-play jazz chord solos. In this lesson, you’ll learn six timeless tunes from start to finish: how to play backup while you sing them, and how to play a beautiful chord melody solo/instrumental for each song. The tunes are arranged for beginners, with very few difficult chords. Fred plays and sings each song, then goes over the tricky spots in each tune before playing it slower, on a split screen with close-ups of both hands. Best of...

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Joe Franco – Double Bass Drumming

May 13 2014

Joe Franco – Double Bass Drumming

Joe Franco presents an organized discussion of this powerful and consistent sound in a method he calls “The Single Stroke System.” Focusing on beats, fills, and soloing over the double bass roll, this book provides practical applications that will guide a single bass player into the world of playing two bass drums. A great book for beginner to advanced drummers. Layed out great, easy to read, and a book you will keep and use off and on for as long as you play the drums. Also a great teaching tool. There’s so much to learn in this book, it’s...

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Yngwie Malmsteen – Play Loud

May 12 2014

Yngwie Malmsteen – Play Loud

Very interesting DVD for Yngwie’s fans. A lot of useful information covered on this disc. This DVD consists of 3 different discs published apart from each other. Learn to play Yngwie’s style and songs. Mostly for intermediate to advanced players. Guitarist from Sweden who writes Arpeggios FROM HELL. He doesn’t need a real band or even a vocalist, just a drum machine, a bassist, and arpeggios, all FROM HELL. He is known for popularizing neo classical metal. He was one of the first guitarists (Along with Randy Rhoads and others) to use very exotic scales and borque classical influences...

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Arlen Roth – Masters Of The Stratocaster

May 11 2014

Arlen Roth – Masters Of The Stratocaster

Masters Of The Stratocaster features Arlen Roth and the styles and techniques of the greatest exponents of the best-selling electric guitar of all time! Arlen explores the playing styles of such Strat greats as Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Mark Knopfler, Ronnie Earl, Duke Rollibard, Nils Lofgren, Eric Johnson, Robin Trower, Lee Roy Parnell, Mick Taylor, Jeff Beck, and Bonnie Raitt. Masters Of The Stratocaster features a new introduction by Jeff Golub. Jeff Golub began his career as guitarist for rocker Billy Squier. He has recorded numerous solo CDs and is a highly-valued session player and...

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Behind the Player: Fieldy

May 09 2014

Behind the Player: Fieldy

Fieldy is the Grammy Award winning bassist for KoRn. In his, Behind the Player DVD, Fieldy gives an intimate behind-the scenes look at his life as a professional musician including rare photos and video footage. Fieldy then gives in-depth bass lessons for how to play “Freak on a Leash” and “Got the Life” by KoRn and jams the tracks with Janes Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins. VideoTab shows exactly how Fieldy plays the two tracks. The video-game-style animated tablature is similar to GuitarHero, but shows how to play the tracks for real. Instrument: 5-string Bass Lesson #1: Freak on a...

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Guitar Method In the Style Of Stevie Ray Vaughan: 50 Blazing Riffs

May 08 2014

Guitar Method In the Style Of Stevie Ray Vaughan: 50 Blazing Riffs

Instructor Curt Mitchell continues with his quest to teach aspiring guitar players how to imitate the styles of their favorite artists. On this video, the teacher takes on the legendary blues guitar playing of Stevie Ray Vaughan, using extreme close-ups, blues scales, and demonstrations to simplify tunes like “Crossfire,” “Testify,” “Pride And Joy,” and “Love Struck.” Master the licks, tricks, and techniques made famous by Vaughan through an array of extreme close-ups and normal and slow speed instruction on songs pulled from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s catalog. It also includes onscreen tablature and music that can be printed out from...

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