Guitar Building Blocks: Instant Fingerpicking Success

Oct 03 2014

Guitar Building Blocks: Instant Fingerpicking Success

The fingerpicking style is one of the most popular and engaging ways of playing the guitar. It’s especially good for song accompaniment, and has been favored by folk, blues and country pickers, especially singer-songwriters such as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Shawn Colvin and Nanci Griffith. This lesson de-mystifies the right-hand technique by breaking it down into patterns that can be learned quickly and easily. Once these are mastered, a world of wonderful sounds will be available on the guitar, and you’ll be able to apply them to some all-time favorite folk and traditional songs such as Nine Hundred Miles,...

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Desi Serna – Guitar Chord Progressions & Playing By Numbers

Sep 17 2014

Desi Serna – Guitar Chord Progressions & Playing By Numbers

Desi Serna Guitar Chord Progressions & Playing By Numbers 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. Do you think you could pick up on new songs quicker if you knew how music was typically put together? Would you retain more of what you learn if you could group songs by similarity? Could you play by ear better if you knew where to look? How would your own compositions and improvisations be affected by your knowledge of keys and chord...

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Eric Johnson – The Fine Art of Guitar

Sep 10 2014

Eric Johnson – The Fine Art of Guitar

Here is the follow-up to Eric’s classic instructional DVD Total Electric Guitar. Building on that DVD, Eric goes on to show you: tempered tuning, pick and finger techniques, his famous ‘Koto’ technique, slide guitar, volume swells for lead and slide plus a host of technical tips including multi-amp setup, action and string tension adjustments. The DVD also includes several exclusive live performances by Eric playing with his band! It all adds up to the ultimate electric guitar lesson! You’ll never miss a note with these unique features: see the music and the tablature on screen as it’s being played;...

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Doc Watson – Doc’s Guitar: Fingerpicking & Flatpicking

Sep 03 2014

Doc Watson – Doc’s Guitar: Fingerpicking & Flatpicking

This wonderful lesson with a national treasure has been re-edited and formatted for DVD. It’s now easier than ever to access the wonderful songs and instrumentals that have made Doc one of the most beloved folk artists of all time. Doc Watson, a true master of traditional guitar styles, teaches some of the most requested fingerpicking and flatpicking tunes in his vast repertoire. Split-screen images allow you to watch his picking and fretting hands at the same time. You’ll see and hear Doc’s guitar playing in slowed-down, close-up detail, and, with his clear explanations and demonstrations, you’ll soon be...

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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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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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