Gil Parris – 50 Country Fried Blues Licks You Must Know

Dec 02 2016

Gil Parris – 50 Country Fried Blues Licks You Must Know

Gil’s signature Country Fried style is an innovative blend of blues, country, funk and jazz. You’ll learn lines that move inner voices ala Jack Wilkins and the late Ted Greene, ascending chromatic ideas inspired by the Adderley Brothers, how to emulate Herbie Hancock’s pulsating funky sound, hip tritone double-stops, effective ways to fingerstyle and blues-up the minor cliché utilizing the root, major 7, Flat 7 and 6th, pick up on a great shape to bend into the 4 chord, pianistic 10ths for freshening up any blues lick, sax emulation, funky Benson double stops, unusual but highly usable chord voicings,...

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John Petrucci – Rock Discipline

Dec 01 2016

John Petrucci – Rock Discipline

There are plenty of instructional videos made by players that are well know for their playing…and not for their teaching. Unfortunately many of these videos usually ignore vitual issues, and without those key aspects, there’s a limit to what you can learn. Now this is not the case with Rock Discipline. John provides us a very solid video, that covers a wide range of techniques, from simple warm-up and stretching exercises, to legato and sweep picking, making it one of the top recommendations for aspiring rock guitarists. John’s a great teacher, and instead of “drowning” the viewer with information,...

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Nicko McBrain – Rhythms Of The Beast

Nov 26 2016

Nicko McBrain – Rhythms Of The Beast

Nicko Mcbrain, the powerhouse drummer behind the group Iron Maiden, demonstrates what it takes to be a successful musician. Nicko covers tuning, warm-up exercises, choosing cymbals and pedals, and soloing. From rudiments to soloing, cymbals to miking, it’s all here, including a live performance! McBrain is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, which he joined in 1982. Having played in small pub bands from the age of 14, upon leaving school McBrain paid his bills with session work before he joined a variety of artists, such as Streetwalkers, Pat...

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Jeff Scheetz – Jump Start Rock Guitar

Nov 25 2016

Jeff Scheetz – Jump Start Rock Guitar

Jump Start Rock starts you off with a series of video lessons showing you how to tune up, hold the pick and position your hands. In your very first practice session, you’ll learn your first rock riff and immediately start jamming along with the instructor in a playalong lesson with a practice rhythm track. Over the next series of lessons, you’ll continue to learn new riffs and practice them in more playalongs with rhythm tracks. Next up, you’ll learn rock’s most useful chord- the “power chord” and how to play it all over the fretboard. Then you’ll get a...

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Arlen Roth’s Masters of the Telecaster

Nov 22 2016

Arlen Roth’s Masters of the Telecaster

Telecaster master Roth teaches the tricks and techniques that have made the “Tele” a rock and country icon. Learn pedal steel bends, behind-the-nut bends, chicken pickin’, full chord bends, banjo rolls, shuffle patterns, rockabilly rhythm styles, more! With footage of Albert Lee, Keith Richards, Steve Cropper, Albert Collins, Danny Gatton and James Burton. Part homage to a classic instrument, part guitar lesson from one of the best country blues players around, this is the quintessential guide to all things Telecaster. Arlen Roth discusses the strengths and characteristics of one of the first production-line electric guitars, pioneered by Leo Fender....

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Terry Bozzio – Melodic Drumming and the Ostinato: Vol 1, 2, 3

Nov 20 2016

Terry Bozzio – Melodic Drumming and the Ostinato: Vol 1, 2, 3

Now on DVD, Terry Bozzio’s Melodic Drumming and the Ostinato is a three-volume instructional video packed with groundbreaking performances, hundreds of demonstrations and examples, simple breakdowns, clear explanations of radical techniques, and thought-provoking inspiration and philosophy. In this course, Terry explains his approach to the drumset as an orchestra within itself, delving into self-accompaniment with ostinato patterns. He also demonstrates how to apply melodic, harmonic, and even two-part contrapuntal techniques to the kit. Many musical examples written by Terry himself are contained in the informative booklets accompanying the videos. Each video stands on its own, but they work together...

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Learn to play Randy Rhoads: The Solos

Nov 19 2016

Learn to play Randy Rhoads: The Solos

This excellent DVD will show you how to nail five solos by the classical influenced metal Guitar legend! The accompanying CD includes Guitar jam tracks for each solo section at slow, medium and full tempos so you can learn each solo at your own pace and steadily build up to full speed. Randy is the reason Jackson guitars is in business today, being the designer of the first model, the “Concorde”, which is now known as the “Rhoads” shape. He used classical modes and pentatonics, diatonics, hexatonics, and more to create fluid, melodic riffs and lead lines. He set...

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Mark Tremonti – The Sound and The Story

Nov 17 2016

Mark Tremonti – The Sound and The Story

Step inside the mind of one of today’s most influential rock guitarists. This all-access video couples instruction with the inside story of a self-taught guitarist who has made it to the biggest stages in the world. From techniques and exercises to writing and performing, Mark gives a comprehensive look at his playing and the ways he pushes himself to continue developing as an artist. Also included are in-depth guest lessons by Myles Kennedy, Michael Angelo Batio, Troy Stetina, Rusty Cooley and Bill Peck, making this the most informative and well-rounded guitar instruction video of all time. Mark Tremonti walks...

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At a Glance Jazz Guitar

Nov 14 2016

At a Glance Jazz Guitar

At a Glance Jazz Guitar DVD download with PDF book. A truly helpful package that presents basic chord inversions useful in jazz, as well as a context to play them in – basic jazz progressions like rhythm changes and 2-5-1s using the different inversions. Most of the basic jazz books neglect these basics for more complex material. This is a great and basic package that those trying to grow from rock/country/metal into jazz can easily apply and start PLAYING tunes instead of just reading theory. Most instructional packages focus on complex chord studies and lead lines and leave out...

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Marcy Marxer – Swingin’ Rhythm Handbook

Nov 12 2016

Marcy Marxer – Swingin’ Rhythm Handbook

There are countless technical definitions and subjective interpretations for swing. Formal music teachers will explain how pairs of written eighth notes are not played equally and will likely also suggest playing slightly behind the beat. Bill Treadwill’s Big Book of Swing admits, “You can feel it, but you just can’t explain it. Do you dig me?” Our favorite comes from the Jazz in America glossary, which defines swing as “when an individual player or ensemble performs in such a rhythmically coordinated way as to command a visceral response from the listener to cause feet to tap and heads to...

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