David Kuckhermann: Advanced Frame Drums 2

Dec 23 2014

David Kuckhermann: Advanced Frame Drums 2

Introducing techniques and rhythms from the Iranian percussion tradition. The nine-finger Riz. Advanced snapping. Modern techniques such as using a brush. Applying the Indian concept of Tihai. Ideas for non-traditional rhythms on one and multiple drums. Independence exercises. Live performance featuring Taner Akyol and Antonis Anissegos. Playalong practice tracks. Renowned percussionist virtuoso plays not only on the frame drums, in his arsenal is quite a large selection of tools: bodhran, riq, tonbak, cajon, Morsing etc… Tambourine can be attributed to the classification of a frame drum, but not all frame drums are tambourines! This is a continuation of the...

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Robben Ford – Back to the Blues

Dec 22 2014

Robben Ford – Back to the Blues

Robben Ford has become one of the world’s most recognized blues musicians. His trademark, tasty guitar style, is reinforced with incredible depth in jazz and rhythm and blues. Back to the Blues is a special two-part series exploring the finer points of contemporary blues guitar playing and features exciting live performances by Robben’s powerful trio, The Blue Line, with Roscoe Beck on bass and Tom Brechtlein on drums. Robben Ford is a truly exceptional guitarist and it is just a great pleasure to watch him perform. His ability to really play the blues and also bring some jazz influences...

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Mike Portnoy – Drums of Thought

Dec 21 2014

Mike Portnoy – Drums of Thought

Mike’s Drum-cam footage from Dream Theaters Train of Thought recording sessions. Audio Options include: Full Band; Studio and an Audio Commentary with Mike. Includes all tracks from Train of Thought (with the exception of “Vacant”) in their entirety. This video is part of the so-called Portnoy Archives, which include the following video schools: Ten Degrees of Turbulent Drumming, Drums Across Forever, Drums of Thought, Live at Budokan и Drumavarium. 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...

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Bruce Buckingham – 50 Licks Jazz Style

Dec 15 2014

Bruce Buckingham – 50 Licks Jazz Style

Bruce Buckingham is a professional musician and teacher. He plays guitar in many styles, but his specialties are jazz, Latin, Blues and Funk. He is one of the seasoned teachers at Musicians Institute, joining the staff in 1980, teaching literally thousands of students from around the world to play guitar at M.I. He has played and/or recorded with musicians as diverse as Helen Reddy to John Patitucci and has been involved in Michael Jackson’s production of Sisterella. Currently he is working on his own recording project as well as more instructional books and videos for guitar. 50 Licks Jazz...

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The Evolution of Tony Royster Jr.

Dec 14 2014

The Evolution of Tony Royster Jr.

Tony Royster Jr. has evolved. From a world-renown child prodigy to high-profile professional touring drummer. Tony continues to stretch boundaries and break barriers with his seemingly effortless chops and creativity. Join Tony on his evolutional journey as he performs with mentor, Dennis Chambers, drumming legend Terry Bozzio and his latest project ASAP. Get a glimpse inside Tony’s world as he goes back to the streets of Atlanta where it all began, see rare footage of his childhood and witness dozens of never-before-seen interviews. Plus, get plenty of behind-the-scenes footage, bonus features and so much more. The Evolution of Tony...

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Buz McGrath – 7-String Fretribution: Rhythms & Leads

Dec 08 2014

Buz McGrath – 7-String Fretribution: Rhythms & Leads

The 7-String guitar is the foundation that gives some of popular music, especially heavy metal its ferocious sound. In this program, Buz McGrath of Unearth reveals his lead and song writing techniques. Learn sweep arpeggios, 7 string minor seventh arpeggios, hammer pull off runs and shred riffs spanning the neck. Buz teaches his unique way of creating harmony sections and pivoting lead techniques. Learn how to construct songs using the combination of single note riffs and power chords and how to add harmony guitar counterparts to create interesting full rhythms. Understand how to play 7-string syncopated and odd time...

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Russ Miller – Drum Set Crash Course Tuning Edition

Dec 06 2014

Russ Miller – Drum Set Crash Course Tuning Edition

Russ Miller’s video tutorial contains a wealth of information, is encyclopedic in scope, and accessible in tone and pace. Miller gives step-by-step account of how to tune an entire kit, giving consideration to stylistic tuning, hardware, muffling, microphone placement, tuning to pitches, and relative tuning, among many other topics discussed. This is a vital tool for beginner students to learn from one of the best contemporary drummers around, as well as an important reference for seasoned players. This video, used in conjunction with its companion book, is the best system for developing the ability to play in multiple styles....

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Michael Angelo Batio – Speed Kills 2010

Dec 05 2014

Michael Angelo Batio – Speed Kills 2010

Speed Kills 2010 is the first complete overhaul of the original Speed Kills program. The original course was created in 1991 by Michael Angelo Batio and soon gained the reputation as “the shredder’s bible.” It explains advanced picking techniques as taught by the fastest guitarist on the planet. Speed Kills 2010 by Michael Angelo Batio Explains These Techniques: Alternate picking, Economy picking, Legato technique / hammer and pull, Hybrid picking, Fretboard tapping. This is not just for shred guitar. It’s not just for neoclassical style. It’s not even designed to teach you to play as fast as Michael Angelo...

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SongXpress – Classic Surf Volume 2

Nov 28 2014

SongXpress – Classic Surf Volume 2

SongXpress – Classic Surf Volume 2 (Spy & Rockabilly). Crank up the reverb and dial in the twang ’cause Dan Warner, your SongXpress instructor, is gonna show you some of the coolest guitar songs ever! All the great guitar from monster surf hits. SongXpress DVDs are the best way to learn your favorite songs. Our instructors use a friendly and detailed approach to show everything you need to know to start playng great songs right away. With this fun and exciting format, you will learn all the essential chords, riffs and licks for each song – just as you’ve...

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Desi Serna – Guitar Modes: The Modal Scales of Popular Music

Nov 26 2014

Desi Serna – Guitar Modes: The Modal Scales of Popular Music

Desi Serna – Guitar Modes: The Modal Scales of Popular Music. This video program is intended for intermediate to advanced level guitar players who have already learned how to play major scale patterns and chord progressions by numbers. Did you know that modes are used all the time and everything is actually in a mode? Would you like to learn how most styles of popular music stem from the seven major scale modes? What if you could understand the chords and scales used in a song just by the way it sounds? How much better would your own compositions...

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