Marcel Dadi – Techniques Traditionnelles Du Picking

Aug 22 2014

Marcel Dadi – Techniques Traditionnelles Du Picking

Extremely comprehensive, this DVD lasting more than 110 minutes reveals all the traditional techniques of the hand picking (fingerstyle), in picking. Realized by a finger-picking master, but also master of music education, this DVD will help you to understand the different basic techniques, both of right and left hand, playing alternating bass and melody, harp-like effect, artificial and natural harmonics, the Campanella, octaves, brush, choke, roll and the different effects specific to picking with your hands … and, of course, the famous “Dadi’s picking”. All The education offered in this DVD is enhanced with numerous examples and songs in...

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Chris Duarte – Axploration

Aug 20 2014

Chris Duarte – Axploration

Emerging from the hotbed of Lonestar State blues in Austin, Texas, Chris Duarte has established himself as a major guitarist, singer, songwriter and band leader. Duarte developed his monster Strat chops by studying the styles of fellow Texans Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Johnson, as well as guitar masters like Jimi Hendrix. In this DVD, Duarte draws on his considerable experience to provide valuable insights into his style and musicianship. Chris is one of the greatest guitarists but he never really seemed to make it big. Well if you just want to see him play live which you can’t...

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Desi Serna – CAGED Template: Chord System

Aug 11 2014

Desi Serna – CAGED Template: Chord System

Desi Serna CAGED Template Chord System DVD download. This video program is intended for intermediate to advanced level guitar players who are already comfortable using standard open and barre chords to play songs. There are literally thousands of different kinds of chords and chord shapes that can be played on the guitar, but did you know that most can be traced back to just 5 common open forms? The 5 forms are C, A, G, E and D. What’s that spell? Caged. Each one of these chords can be barred and moved around the fretboard. Each bar chord can...

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Bruce Arnold – Total Modal

Aug 08 2014

Bruce Arnold – Total Modal

Total Modal thoroughly examines the theory, harmony and application of 19 essential modes and scales for composition and improvisation. This intensive study program will provide a comprehensive framework for composing melodies and hooks, improvising over any set of changes, superimposing scales, creating progressions and constructing chords for any musical application. In short, Total Modal is the definitive scale and mode application resource. The 19 scales and modes covered are: Ionian, Dorian, Dorian b2, Phrygian, Lydian, Lydian #5, Lydian b7, Mixolydian, Mixolydian b6, Mixolydian b2 b6, Aeolian, Locrian, Locrian natural 2, Jazz Minor, Harmonic Minor, Altered, Diminished, Symmetrical Diminished and...

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Guitar Building Blocks: Bass Runs And How to Use Them

Aug 06 2014

Guitar Building Blocks: Bass Runs And How to Use Them

Make your solo guitar sound like an ensemble with this complete guide to bass runs and how to use them! Renowned guitarist and celebrated tutor Happy Traum takes a handful of traditional songs and shows you how to add ‘walking’ bass parts and bring your chord playing to life. Learn the notes of a scale in several keys and apply them between chords to create a smooth harmonic transition and an effective counter-melody that will enrich your arrangements. Happy teaches a variety of patterns from simple bass moves to more complex chromatic runs. By breaking the technique down into...

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Brad Carlton – Improvisation A La Mode

Jul 23 2014

Brad Carlton – Improvisation A La Mode

Improvisation A La Mode unravels the mystery of improvisation by revealing Carlton’s unique approach for instantly identifying parent keys along with their respective modes and applying his improvisational know-how to create rich colors and textures in solos and rhythm work. Improvisation A La Mode is a hands-on playing course – no manuals, tedious theory, paperwork or exercises required. You will play your way through the course by following the video segments, referencing a single chart and practicing over correlated jam tracks. Here’s how Improvisation A La Mode works: All seven modes are presented and discussed in detail to explore...

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Desi Serna – Getting Started with the Pentatonic Scale

Jul 20 2014

Desi Serna – Getting Started with the Pentatonic Scale

This video program is intended for intermediate level students who have already progressed past the beginning stages of guitar playing. The pentatonic scale is one of the most common scales in all of popular music. It’s used to play melodies, riffs, lead guitar solos and bass lines. In this video program you will learn the five pentatonic patterns plus how to use the scales, application, improvisation and technique. Topics covered include, connecting the patterns and covering the whole fretboard, transposing to different keys, major and minor tonalities, the blues scale, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends and alternate picking, guitar theory...

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Al Palubeckis – Manic Wave Design: Guitar Soloing Techniques

Jul 14 2014

Al Palubeckis – Manic Wave Design: Guitar Soloing Techniques

Solo guitar lessons from beginners to advanced, from maestro Al Palubeckis. In this course, on DVD, dealt with solo variations in different styles – Blues, Funk, Fusion, Hard Rock / Heavy Metal, Punk, Rockabilly. Blues solo #1 – a beginner solo in the style of B.B. King and Eric Clapton, with an intro reminiscent of a technique used by Robert Johnson. Blues solo #2 – an intermediate solo, in the style of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Funk solo – an intermediate/difficult solo, with a jazz/blues feel. Incorporates a SRV/EC sound with some Mike Stern influenced jazz passages. Funk/Blues solo –...

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Robben Ford – Playin’ The Blues

Jul 11 2014

Robben Ford – Playin’ The Blues

Good instructional video for fans of Ford, or intermediate guitarists who want a new perspective on playing blues guitar. There are countless ways for guitarists to tackle the blues… some choose an analytical approach, while others try to put as much emotion into the music as possible. Guitarist Robben Ford seems to have found a happy middle-ground, which he tries to teach viewers to accomplish in Playin’ the Blues. Ford walks guitarists through some basics of blues guitar, and provides some insight (including use of a modified minor pentatonic scale, which substitutes a sixth for the flattened seventh). Ford...

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Robben Ford – The Blues & Beyond

Jul 04 2014

Robben Ford – The Blues & Beyond

The Blues & Beyond reveals Robben’s advanced concepts for improvising and comping. Performing his well-known renditions of several blues classics, Robben demonstrates how he plays over chord changes. Robben also discusses phrasing and playing “outside” using pentatonic, diminished, and melodic minor scales. Check out the “Miles Groove,” where Robbem plays a great solo combining blues, bebop, and modern “out” lines. And to help you capture Robben’s unique style, most of the solos, chords, and playing demonstrations have been transcribed in the music and tab book included. Robben Ford a true innovator in contemporary jazz fusion reveals his advanced concepts...

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