Fred Sokolow – Travis Picking for Beginners

Mar 27 2015

Fred Sokolow – Travis Picking for Beginners

Merle Travis’ brilliant fingerpicking style inspired Chet Atkins and generations of country, folk, bluegrass and rock guitarists. Travis picking is a very complete use of the guitar: when you play steady, alternating bass notes with your thumb and pick melodies with your fingers you’re playing lead, rhythm and bass all by yourself. But how do you keep that thumb-bass independent so it doesn’t get derailed when your fingers pick the melody? Fred makes it easy for beginners or intermediate guitarists by breaking it all down and taking each song step by step. First you learn the melody, then add...

Read More

Danny Gill’s Blues Guitar for Absolute Beginners

Mar 26 2015

Danny Gill’s Blues Guitar for Absolute Beginners

This superb DVD features easy-to-absorb lessons that are designed to teach beginning guitarists the essentials of blues guitar playing. Over the course of this DVD you will learn lead techniques such as string bending hammer-ons & pull-offs slide and vibrato that can also be used in other styles from jazz to metal. These wee licks and tips need hard work to memorise but they add variety to the average guitarists playing. Hard work is never easy. This is a very good guide for folks that are just trying to get started playing the blues. Highly recommended. This DVD covers:...

Read More

Jamey Aebersold – Jazz Play-A-Long: Volume 106 – 110

Mar 25 2015

Jamey Aebersold – Jazz Play-A-Long: Volume 106 – 110

Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-A-Long Volume 106, 107, 108, 109, 110 PDF download. Possession of this collection will enable any musician, independently of level and experience in jazz improvisation mastery, learn the basic styles and genres of jazz, and eventually become a true expert in this. Information for reference (for those who do not know): Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-A-Long – the world’s best collections of exercises for jazz musicians. Volume 106: Lee Morgan – Sidewinder. Intermediate/Advanced. Lee Morgan is best remembered for his sassy, super-hip trumpet style, but he is also remembered for his compositional style that greatly influenced the...

Read More

Bass Day 1997 – Highlights

Mar 25 2015

Bass Day 1997 – Highlights

Bass Day ’97 was a historic event organized by the Bass Collective NYC and Bass Player Magazine. Already announced as an annual affair, the inaugural Bass Day brought together world class bassists, equipment manufacturers, bass students, and bass fans from all over the globe for unforgettable, all-day show that included clinics, demonstrations, interviews and all-star jam session. Bass Day Highlights contains perfomances, instructional material, and post- clinic comments from all 6 Bass Day clinicians, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at 10 incredible hours the bass world will never forget. Included are jazz virtuoso John Patitucci on acoustic bass...

Read More

Max Milligan – Play Steve Cropper

Mar 22 2015

Max Milligan – Play Steve Cropper

The Play series… entertaining instructional programs illustrating the methods and techniques made famously recognizable by the world’s most outstanding guitarists, this release concentrates on one of the greatest figures in Memphis soul, Steve Cropper. Play Cropper is part of a series of instructional programs showing you how to play like the pros. This title focuses on the one and only Steve Cropper. Steve “The Colonel” Cropper, guitarist, songwriter and producer has been associated with numerous musical artists from Otis Redding to Wilson Pickett throughout his 50 years plus career. In 1996, was named “the greatest living guitar player” by...

Read More

Kick Snare Hat: Superstar Drummers of Hip Hop and R&B

Mar 20 2015

Kick Snare Hat: Superstar Drummers of Hip Hop and R&B

From DW, Kick Snare Hat: The Superstars of Hip-Hop and R&B is a double DVD set shot in HD. Kick Snare Hat includes tons of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, playing footage and bonus features with the genre’s elite. And for the first time ever on film, they’re playing together in one room. If you love Hip Hop and R&B drumming, you’ll love Kick Snare Hat. Join Gerald Heyward, Nisan Stewart, Cora Coleman-Dunham and Aaron Spears as they take you on the ride of a lifetime. Learn what inspires them, drives them, and takes them to the top of their game....

Read More

Aaron Gilmartin – Learn to Play Flamenco Guitar

Mar 18 2015

Aaron Gilmartin – Learn to Play Flamenco Guitar

The passion and fire of flamenco, with its driving dance rhythms and spectacular melodies, has inspired guitarists for generations. This Spanish Gypsy folk music has its roots in the Middle East, and you can hear strains of Arabic, Jewish, Eastern European, Indian and other ethnicities in its powerful rhythms and harmonies. Aaron Gilmartin’s clear, concise instructions will get you started playing flamenco guitar right away. All you’ll need is a basic knowledge of the fingerboard and a nylon string guitar to learn this exciting musical tradition. Whether you now play classical, folk, blues or contemporary fingerstyle guitar, these DVDs...

Read More

The Guitar Artistry Of Bill Frisell

Mar 16 2015

The Guitar Artistry Of Bill Frisell

William Richard “Bill” Frisell is an American guitarist, composer and arranger. One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell’s eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise and more. He is known for using an array of effects to create unique sounds from his instrument. Bill Frisell keeps flying after passing the borders of jazz and rock. He stands out among contemporary guitarists for his innovative playing style and unique sound. This instructional DVD introduces Frisell’s playing and presents his individual approach in detail. Designed for intermediate to advanced guitarists, this DVD...

Read More

Guitar Method In The Style of Greatest Metal Riffs of the 80’s

Mar 13 2015

Guitar Method In The Style of Greatest Metal Riffs of the 80’s

This instructional DVD will teach you the licks and riffs from your favorite ’80s metal masters. Learn to play the guitar riffs of Guns ‘N Roses, Twisted Sister, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Quiet Riot, Great White, Ratt, Winger, Dio, Kingdom Come, and many more with extreme close ups played at normal and slow speeds. Features include scrolling music and easy to follow Ad-Tab!, jam track, tone tips, alternate tunings, and right hand techniques. Hosted by Curt Mitchell, a respected guitarist’s guitarist. Besides an acclaimed playing, recording, composing and touring career with Razormaid and Bangalore Choir among others, Curt has been...

Read More

Dave Weckl – Natural Evolution: How to Develop Technique

Mar 06 2015

Dave Weckl – Natural Evolution: How to Develop Technique

In this DVD Dave explains and demonstrates his natural approach to the drums. All of the topics discussed are explained and demonstrated on the drum pad and then on the drum set. Lastly, they are brought to life with exciting live recordings of the Dave Weckl Band and a special acoustic group put together for this DVD. The musicians featured include Buzz Feiten, Brandon Fields, Tom Kennedy, Jay Oliver, Ernie Watts and Steve Weingart. The DVD will allow you see and hear Dave explain and demonstrate his new concepts of stick grip which leads to the contrast of his...

Read More