Max Milligan – Play Robert Johnson

Jul 27 2012

Max Milligan – Play Robert Johnson

The Play series… entertaining instructional programs illustrating the methods and techniques made famously recognizable by the world’s greatest guitarists, this release concentrates on the one and only Robert Johnson. The Legendary Robert Johnson is reputed to be the man who sold his soul at the crossroads to play the blues. During his short life, he enjoyed little success or recognition, and it would be 20 years after his death before his music received its deserved acclaim. Now regarded as a maestro of the blues, Johnson has been a key influence on many famed guitarists. Max Milligan will show how...

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Larrie Londin Benefit Concert

Jun 16 2012

Larrie Londin Benefit Concert

This 90-minute video features Terry Bozzio, Chester Thompson, Will Calhoun, Dom Famularo, and Hip Pickles honoring the late, great session drummer, Larrie Londin. Contains stellar performances and exciting guest appearances with the award-winning Texas Christian University Jazz Ensemble. Bonus clips of Larrie Londin make this a must-have video. Not only was this video created for a great cause (in honor of legendary country drummer, Larrie Londin and creating scholorships for musicians), but it is a fabulous display of amazing drumming. What’s great is you see 4 different styles of drumming at such a high level: Dom Famularo (Top World...

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Chris Layton – Double Trouble Drums

May 18 2012

Chris Layton – Double Trouble Drums

An entertaining and instructive lesson from Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton. Aided by Arlen Roth and Tommy Shannon, Chris gives an in-depth demonstration that includes: One-handed rolls; Double hand sticking; Getting the right feel; 6/8 shuffles; Triplet roll fills; Use of the bass drum in shuffles; Choosing and tuning your kit. Arlen Roth, Tommy Shannon, and Double Trouble’s own Chris Layton team up to give viewers drumming tips that they can really use.     Language: English Year: 2006 Country: USA Running time: 00:53:27 Quality: DVD5 Video: MPEG2 720×480 (4:3) 29.97fps 7000kbps Audio: AC3 Stereo, 192 Kbit/s 48 KHz...

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Mike Clark: Funk Blues & Straight-Ahead Jazz

May 11 2012

Mike Clark: Funk Blues & Straight-Ahead Jazz

In this info-packed DVD, Clark explains and demonstrates the blues, funk, and jazz roots behind his unique and highly influential approach. Step by step, Clark takes viewers through the evolution of funk, shuffle, and swing, showing with concise illustrations how he shaped his signature “Oakland ghost-note” style into the pioneering grooves he played with Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters. Bonus live performances with his trio show the range, power, and passion that have made Clark into one of the most in-demand, genre-crossing drummers in contemporary music. On this program, Mike Clark, the man behind the “Oakland Ghost-note” style, shares his innovative...

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Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Volume 2

Apr 17 2012

Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Volume 2

The learning continues as Happy Traum takes you, step-by-step, through three more classic American songs, building each one from its simplest chord-and-strum accompaniment (a perfect jumping-off point for the beginning player) to a fully realized performance piece complete with melody notes, bass lines, chord substitutions, harmonies, picking techniques and improvisations. Drawing on his nearly 50 years of teaching experience, Happy systematically introduces elements to each song that will help give you a better command of the fretboard. At the same time you’ll be adding wonderful material to your repertoire, building your right and left hand technique and improving your...

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Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Vol. 1

Apr 14 2012

Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Vol. 1

Here’s the first in a two-DVD lesson series that will be deeply satisfying for any acoustic guitarist who wants to move beyond simple chords and easy strums. Beginning and intermediate players will quickly gain an understanding of guitar basics through the process of building compelling arrangements of well-known, much-loved traditional songs. In an instructional tour de force, Happy details each step, starting with a simple version of each song and then slowly adding chord substitutions, bass lines, harmonies, fill-in licks, fingerpicking patterns and other techniques that eventually create a fully-formed performance piece. By the time you have completed these...

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Charles Sedlak – Beginners Blues

Feb 01 2012

Charles Sedlak – Beginners Blues

Master blues guitar with lessons from international recording artist Charles Sedlak. Sedlak, who holds a Ph.D. in music education and teaches guitar classes between tours, walks you through the essentials of blues guitar with this step-by-step instructional program for beginners. Starting with basics such as strumming simple chords, Sedlak moves on to playing in a variety of keys, fingerpicking and other blues techniques. Learn the techniques made famous by blues greats such as: B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy and many others! Charles Sedlak is an international recording and touring artist, having logged fifteen albums to...

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Modern Drummer Festival 2011

Jan 11 2012

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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Gospel Chops – Shed Sessionz Volume 2

Dec 03 2011

Gospel Chops – Shed Sessionz Volume 2

This second edition to the flagships series from Gospelchops.com features a two-disc set full of multicamera scenes that will fill your hunger for monster drumming. Features Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce), Ronald Bruner Jr. (Stanley Clarke, MD Festival ’06), and Doobie Powell along with a fresh crop of young gospel musicians that will wow you from beginning to end. This epic release also includes instructional clips, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the hottest drummers in the country. Featuring: Ronald Bruner Jr. Dave Elitch Justin Brown Doobie Powell Nikkie Glaspie Jonathan Davis Billy Powell Laron “Skeeter” McMillian “Third” Lil’ Nick Smith Dexter...

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John Thomas – Trumpet Secrets Revealed

Oct 24 2011

John Thomas – Trumpet Secrets Revealed

This sensational DVD covers all the essential topics that will make you a better Trumpet player! Techniques include forming your embouchure, warming up, the three kinds of air, how and what to practice, singing through your horn, mutes, cleaning and much more. Also features interviews with Snooky Young, Maria Schneider, Wayne Bergeron, Ingrid Jensen and Bob Reeves, plus a tour of the Calicchio Trumpet Factory. Mr. Thomas, a lead trumpet man of some repute (Basie, USC professorship) compiled a well thought out video that answers all questions regarding playing this special instrument, one of the most physical things one...

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