Jim Weider – Get That Classic Fender Sound

Sep 07 2015

Jim Weider – Get That Classic Fender Sound

Guitarist and Fender expert Jim Weider details the innovative and groundbreaking instrumental techniques of Roy Buchanan, James Burton, Steve Cropper, Robbie Robertson, Cornell Dupree, Freddy King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimi Hendrix, and provides a close-up look at some of the famous guitars and amps that made rock ‘n’ roll history! Jim amassed a mind-boggling collection of original instruments for this session. Each is linked to a specific player and style for a complete understanding of the way they were used to achieve their trademark sounds. Learn amazing licks and solos, and get a close-up look at some of...

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Adam Levy – 50 Low-Down Rhythms You Must Know

Sep 05 2015

Adam Levy – 50 Low-Down Rhythms You Must Know

Wanna suck the groove out of any of your favorite rock, blues, soul or funk hit songs from the 60’s on forward? Mute the rhythm guitar part. Case closed. Consummate guitarist, educator and composer Adam Levy is your groove guide for these 50 Low-Down Rhythms You MUST Know. Adam is also a rhythm fanatic and monster player thereof, “Rhythm is the basis for all great guitar playing. The better your understanding of rhythm concepts, the deeper your groove. The deeper your groove, the better everything you play sounds.” Throughout 50 Low-Down Rhythms, Adam guides you on an illuminating learning...

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At a Glance: Guitar Technique

Aug 20 2015

At a Glance: Guitar Technique

A first of its kind, the At a Glance series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional guitarist with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Each book/DVD features several lessons pertaining to one topic, and the DVD lessons feature on-screen music. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information. Guitar Technique – At a Glance features four lessons: Warm-Up Exercises, Alternate Picking, Scale Sequences, and Legato Technique. Songs include: Addicted To That Rush – Mr. Big The Boogie King – Eric Johnson The Brother (For Jimmie and Stevie) – Robbin Ford Camel’s Night Out...

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Corey Congilio – 50 Texas Blues Licks You Must Know

Aug 15 2015

Corey Congilio – 50 Texas Blues Licks You Must Know

Texas blues dates back as far as the early 1900’s but this collection of 50 licks focuses on the Texas blues scene that exploded on to the mainstream in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Heavily influenced by southern rock, blues-rock, slide and a dash of jazz, this modern style of Texas blues features the heavy use of memorable electric guitar riffs, blazing solos, exciting rhythm patterns and tasty turnarounds, all of which are showcased in this handpicked collection of 50 Texas Blues Licks You MUST Know. Artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, his brother Jimmy Vaughan...

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Derek Roddy – Blast Beats Evolved

Jul 29 2015

Derek Roddy – Blast Beats Evolved

Produced and directed by legendary metal drummer Derek Roddy, Blast Beats Evolved explores the development and mechanics of modern extreme drumming. The DVD features examples and exercises for Blast Beats, Skank Beats, Bomb Blasts, Hammer Blasts and Freehand Blasts, plus a comprehensive conditioning program for hands and feet, balance and endurance, and also includes five solo jams and performances of seven Serpents Rise songs—complete with minus-drums play-along tracks. Blast Beats Evolved is recommended for drummers who want to gain the mental discipline and technical facility required to master this demanding yet relevant drumming style. In addition, the instructional material...

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Tom Dempsey – 50 Soul Jazz Licks You Must Know

Jun 16 2015

Tom Dempsey – 50 Soul Jazz Licks You Must Know

All Music describes the music as “earthy, bluesy and melodic” with “repetitive, dance-like rhythms.” Soul Jazz, Jazz Blues, Funk Jazz or Funky Hard Bop – call it what you will, but you know we’re talking about, but for the purpose of this learning adventure, we’ll stick to ‘Soul Jazz’ and gratefully acknowledge it’s soul, jazz, funk and blues influences. Soul Jazz grooves are wide open and great fun to play over because the rhythmic and harmonic framework is relatively simple thereby providing a highly improvisational landscape to work with. However, in the words of Albert Collins, “Simple music is...

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Muddy Waters – Guitar Signature Licks

Jun 01 2015

Muddy Waters – Guitar Signature Licks

Arguably the heaviest bluesman ever, Muddy Waters literally electrified the Chicago blues world with the 1948 release of his first single on Chess Records (“I Can’t Be Satisfied”). By taking the Robert Johnson and Son House-inspired acoustic Delta blues that he had played in Mississippi and firing it up with raw amplification, he created the blueprint for generations of Chicago blues players. Bob Margolin played guitar in Muddy Waters’ band for seven years in the ’70s, absorbing his music first-hand. In this DVD, he shares the secrets of Muddy’s solo guitar and ensemble work and covers slow blues, boogie...

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Danny Gatton – Strictly Rhythm Guitar

May 05 2015

Danny Gatton – Strictly Rhythm Guitar

This follow-up to Danny Gatton’s Telemaster! covers a huge range of rhythm guitar styles played by one of the world’s great guitarists. Danny shows you how to play everything including organ-style comping, rockabilly and country power chords, ‘dead-thumb’ constant bass… and much more. Danny demonstrates the rhythm part in isolation then in context with Arlen Roth on lead guitar. A true rhythm guitar master class from a guitar genius! Chord Corner is like an audio-visual chord dictionary of the essential chords you’ll encounter on the DVD. It lets you hear the sound of each chord and see a photograph...

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Gil Sharone – Wicked Beats (Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Drumming)

Apr 30 2015

Gil Sharone – Wicked Beats (Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Drumming)

Gil Sharone’s “Wicked Beats” is a complete guide to the Jamaican drumming styles of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. Gil Sharone takes you on a musical journey through these styles and explores some of the earlier styles that helped shape them including African Nyabingi and Burru drumming. Gil introduces and demonstrates classic “riddims” that are essential for achieving an authentic sound. With instructional breakdowns, stellar performances, detailed eBook and in-depth commentary, you will be able to fully grasp what these highly influential styles have to offer and apply them to your own playing! In this DVD you find how to...

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Bass Day 1997 – Highlights

Mar 25 2015

Bass Day 1997 – Highlights

Bass Day ’97 was a historic event organized by the Bass Collective NYC and Bass Player Magazine. Already announced as an annual affair, the inaugural Bass Day brought together world class bassists, equipment manufacturers, bass students, and bass fans from all over the globe for unforgettable, all-day show that included clinics, demonstrations, interviews and all-star jam session. Bass Day Highlights contains perfomances, instructional material, and post- clinic comments from all 6 Bass Day clinicians, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at 10 incredible hours the bass world will never forget. Included are jazz virtuoso John Patitucci on acoustic bass...

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