The Red Hot Chili Peppers – Bass Signature Licks

Jan 22 2012

The Red Hot Chili Peppers – Bass Signature Licks

Flea is one of the most distinctive and eclectic funk-rock bass players on the planet and his sound is at the core of the Chili Peppers’ fusion of funk, punk, rap and rock. This book and CD package provides a detailed step-by-step breakdown of his bass style and technique. Listen to music, follow the tabs and play like your favourite musician. The Signature Licks Series features book and CD packs and DVDs specially designed to teach a musician the trademark techniques of popular artists and musical styles. Each package features an in-depth breakdown of the riffs and sounds unique...

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Mike Portnoy – Ten Degrees of Turbulent Drumming

Jan 21 2012

Mike Portnoy – Ten Degrees of Turbulent Drumming

For all Dream Theater fans Mike’s drum-cam footage from the six degrees of inner turbulence recording sessions. Audio options include: Full Band, Isolated Drums, And Audio commentary from Mike. Michael Stephen “Mike” Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal band Dream Theater, as well as the temporary drummer for the hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold. Known for his drumming prowess and technical skill, Portnoy has won 23 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine. DVD features: The Glass Prison Blind Faith Misunderstood The Great Debate About To...

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Buddy Rich – Live in ’78

Jan 18 2012

Buddy Rich – Live in ’78

This concert should definitely prove a winner for listeners who prefer the straight-ahead, swinging, Count Basie-indebted Buddy Rich ensembles of the mid-to-late 1970s to the somewhat rock-heavy sonic barrage of the band assembled by the legendary drummer and bandleader at the close of the 1960s. Even though the video catches the band just after the departure of some key Rich players like trumpeter Dave Stahl and pianist Barry Kiener, it still features Rich’s right-hand man, tenor saxophonist Steve Marcus, along with a tight-knit ensemble of players with strong soloists in all sections. The program is a crowd-pleaser, including a...

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Aquiles Priester – Inside My Drums

Jan 17 2012

Aquiles Priester – Inside My Drums

After you watch the two hour long video, it’s easy to understand why the specialized press and heavy metal fans consider Aquiles Priester to be the best drummer of his kind in Brazil these days. After all, one can find here all his abilities put together in front of the cameras, with no disguises or studio tricks. Aquiles is accompanied by playback tracks and performs eight songs from Angra, four from his other band Hangar and, as bonuses, two cover versions: Deep Purple’s “Perfect Stranger” (arrangements courtesy of Hangar) and Journey’s classic “Ask The Lonely”, in which he counts...

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Lenny Breau – Master Class

Jan 16 2012

Lenny Breau – Master Class

Lenny Breau – Master Class This rare video taped footage of Lenny Breau was captured in July 1982, while he was teaching a master class at the University of Southern California. It is not a high-tech production, but a precious moment in time, captured on amateur video. The unassuming Breau plays each song, takes questions from the class and explains his technique and methods. Jazz guitar enthusiasts and Lenny Breau fans will appreciate the opportunity to have this visual glimpse into the genius of Lenny Breau, and all music lovers will marvel at his incredible, effortless and unique style...

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Garry Chaffee – Technique Patterns

Jan 11 2012

Garry Chaffee – Technique Patterns

In Technique Patterns, the student is challenged with a variety of routines designed to increase technical in the hands and feet. Included are exercises on finger control, endurance, multiple-note playing, hand-foot combinations and more. The Patterns Series The four books contained in the Patterns series have been designed to help students in developing an awareness of the types of materials currently being used in contemporary music drum performance. Through the books, many suggestions will be made concerning how these materials can be applied to the drum set. Students should feel free to experiment with these possibilities, as well as...

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Dan Jacobs – Metal Guitar: Leads, Runs And Rhythms Level 1

Jan 09 2012

Dan Jacobs – Metal Guitar: Leads, Runs And Rhythms Level 1

If you have basic knowledge of guitar playing, this program with Dan Jacobs – Atreyu’s 80’s inspired guitarist will take you to the next level. Dan teaches you the key components of lead playing, single note runs, strumming progressions, syncopated rhythms, blues scales, double stops and palm muting. Learn how he uses octaves as a rhythm and lead technique, picks out a chord progression to create dynamics within a song and the Metal chords and voicings he uses to create rhythms and complete song progressions. You’ll learn Dan’s personal workout routines and all about his live and studio gear....

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Gary Chaffee – Time Functioning Patterns

Jan 07 2012

Gary Chaffee – Time Functioning Patterns

Time Functioning Patterns – Focuses on time functioning skills in both the jazz and rock areas. Topics include cymbal ostinatos and linear phrasing, as well as melodic and harmonic jazz coordination. The four-volume Patterns series by Gary Chaffee is one of the most contemporary and comprehensive drum methods available. Endorsed by many of today’s top players, the books cover a wide range of materials, and will help students develop the kinds of skills necessary for drum set performance. The Patterns books are designed to be used in any order, or in combination with one another. A must for the...

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Total Guitar Reader Awards 2008 (#183)

Jan 06 2012

Total Guitar Reader Awards 2008 (#183)

Total Guitar is an interactive guitar magazine. Every issue brings songs to learn, with CD audio to help you play along, reviews of all the latest guitar equipment, and interviews with all the biggest names in the guitar world! Total Guitar regularly contains tablature for Rock, Acoustic, Punk, Blues, Classic Rock and Metal, as well as detailed profiles of guitarists and their specific techniques and playing styles. Total Guitar is aimed at players who would like to learn how to play guitar, with dedicated beginner tutorials in acoustic and electric guitar, as well as helping those who can already...

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Total Guitar December 2008 (#182)

Jan 04 2012

Total Guitar December 2008 (#182)

Total Guitar is an interactive guitar magazine. Every issue brings songs to learn, with CD audio to help you play along, reviews of all the latest guitar equipment, and interviews with all the biggest names in the guitar world! Total Guitar regularly contains tablature for Rock, Acoustic, Punk, Blues, Classic Rock and Metal, as well as detailed profiles of guitarists and their specific techniques and playing styles. Total Guitar is aimed at players who would like to learn how to play guitar, with dedicated beginner tutorials in acoustic and electric guitar, as well as helping those who can already...

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