Stefan Grossman – Country Blues Guitar in Open Tunnings

Apr 26 2017

Stefan Grossman – Country Blues Guitar in Open Tunnings

Open tunings have always been an integral part of the Country Blues Guitar tradition. In this approach the guitar is tuned to a full chord. Most blues players began playing the guitar in an open tuning as it made playing much easier yet gave the guitar a much stronger and richer sound. For a minimum of effort you can produce a maximum of sound, rhythm and music. The most popular Country Blues tunings were the Open G tuning, also called Spanish tuning and the Open D tuning, also called Vestapol tuning. Also used by a few Delta guitarists such...

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Michael P. Wolfsohn – Great Blues Riffs for Guitar Volume 1 – 2

Apr 26 2017

Michael P. Wolfsohn – Great Blues Riffs for Guitar Volume 1 – 2

Learning how to play the blues is one of the best ways to get started at improvising rock guitar. This book is designed to show you how to play both lead and rhythm styles, and you will also learn many of the riffs of the blues greats. To use this book, all you need is to be able to use a pick, play well enough that you can form a barre A chord at the fifth fret, and read chord diagrams. Everything else is in the book. This book contains more than 200 blues riffs in different styles such...

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Cornell Dupree – Mastering R&B Guitar

Apr 25 2017

Cornell Dupree – Mastering R&B Guitar

Cornell Dupree has sat in and recorded with Harry Belafonte, Joe Cocker, Lou Rawls, Lena Horne, and Mariah Carey. He has notched credits on over 2,500 albums and is considered one of the best session men in the business. Dupree truly shows a mastery in Cornell Dupree: Mastering R&B Guitar, and it will rub off on anyone who sits down with the intent of learning. The notes should come with ease, and the techniques will seem like old hat as Dupree expounds upon the secrets of double stops, Honky Tonk, pick and finger stylings, and how to lock in...

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Keith Wyatt – Beyond Basics: Acoustic Slide Guitar

Apr 24 2017

Keith Wyatt – Beyond Basics: Acoustic Slide Guitar

Keith Wyatt, one of the country’s foremost blues and rock educators, takes you through all aspects of acoustic slide playing including choosing the right slide, open tunings, use of a capo, fingerboard patterns, vibrato, special intonations, and muting techniques. Keith also shows you how to mix slide with standard guitar technique for fills and self accompaniment. From preparation to actual performing, instructor Keith Wyatt covers the fundamentals of playing acoustic slide guitar in this entry in Beyond Basics series. Words cannot explain how awesome this guy is in playing the blues. Trust me, if your curious about slide guitar,...

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Jam With Dire Straits

Apr 23 2017

Jam With Dire Straits

Dire Straits is a one of the most unique and talented bands of the modern era. Mark Knopfler is one of the better guitarists of our time, and has had a huge impact on others. Dire Straits were a British rock band that formed in Deptford, London, in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley and Pick Withers. Dire Straits’ sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, and blues, and came closest to beat music within the context of rock and roll. If you like music you will enjoy this. This...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd – Guitar Signature Licks

Apr 22 2017

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Guitar Signature Licks

Lynyrd Skynyrd stands as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time, with strong songs fuled by creative and incendiary guitar work. The triple-guitar onslaught of Allen Collins’ Gibson Firebird, Gary Rossington’s Les Paul, and Ed King’s Fender Stratt (later played by Steve Gaines) created a unique sound. The Learn to play eight classic hits by the great blues rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, all taught to you in note-by-note detail by Greg Koch. Greg is an Excellent teacher. His lessons are both challenging and enjoyable. Probably best for a player with more experience. All in all, terrific,...

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Pete Wernick – Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

Apr 21 2017

Pete Wernick – Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

This is the perfect course for those who want to play three-finger style bluegrass banjo from scratch. You may never have touched a banjo before, but Pete will have you picking right from the opening minutes of this user-friendly DVD. After getting tuned up and learning some easy chords, Pete teaches you the basic rolls and left-hand fingerings that make up your first bluegrass instrumental. As you progress, you’ll learn how to add slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and a variety of right-hand rolls in the three-finger bluegrass style. By the time you finish this course, you’ll be picking favorite bluegrass...

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Jason Shepherd – Learn Fingerstyle Guitar In 8 Weeks

Apr 21 2017

Jason Shepherd – Learn Fingerstyle Guitar In 8 Weeks

This step-by-step video can get you playing fingerstyle guitar in just 8 weeks. this is a realistic way to learn fingerstyle guitar a great gift that can last a lifetime. This video will help you learn to play fingerstyle and fingerpicking guitar without having any prior lessons or experience at all. Jason Shepherd has been an instructor in Phoenix, Arizona for many years years now and has seen what works and what doesn’t. This DVD will guide you through 8 weeks of lessons designed to show you all the basics of beginning fingerstyle guitar. All it requires is that...

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Modern Drummer Festival 2011

Apr 18 2017

Modern Drummer Festival 2011

Modern Drummer Festival 2011 took place at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. In a program packed with amazing performances and insightful educational segments, Gil Sharone (Stolen Babies/Dillinger Escape Plan) expands on concepts found in his Wicked Beats DVD Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Herbie Hancock/Dr. Dre) performs in hip-hop and fusion styles (with guest percussionist Taku Hirano), jazz innovator Jeff “Tain” Watts presents an incredible set with his stellar quartet, prog/metal star Aquiles Priester performs a blistering set of songs from Hangar and Freakeys, and, finally, drum superstar Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez performs with The New World Order, an...

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Tim Quinn – String Skipping & Wide Interval Soloing For Guitar

Apr 18 2017

Tim Quinn – String Skipping & Wide Interval Soloing For Guitar

Tim Quinn Book 4 String Skipping & Wide Interval Soloing For Guitar PDF. 212 Melodic Studies and Patterns for Guitar is a much-needed guitarist s guide to mastering wide interval soloing. This collection of repeating, continuous motion studies shows the guitarist how to develop melodic patterns that are characterized by large intervallic jumps in pitch, from one note to the next, in constant succession. This book presents four unique approaches to developing wide interval soloing, all of which utilize string skipping: 1) double pentatonic scales, which are three-note-per-string pentatonic scale patterns; 2) octave sliding, which uses sliding octave shapes...

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