Desi Serna – Guitar Modes: The Modal Scales of Popular Music

Nov 26 2014

Desi Serna – Guitar Modes: The Modal Scales of Popular Music

Desi Serna – Guitar Modes: The Modal Scales of Popular Music. This video program is intended for intermediate to advanced level guitar players who have already learned how to play major scale patterns and chord progressions by numbers. Did you know that modes are used all the time and everything is actually in a mode? Would you like to learn how most styles of popular music stem from the seven major scale modes? What if you could understand the chords and scales used in a song just by the way it sounds? How much better would your own compositions...

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Craig Realley – The Greatest Bass Riffs of All Time

Nov 19 2014

Craig Realley – The Greatest Bass Riffs of All Time

Acclaimed guitar instructor Craig Realley hosts the instructional video Guitar Method: The Greatest Bass Riffs of All Time. Designed primarily for aspiring guitar pros with an intermediate to advanced level of expertise, this program uses “extreme close-up” method of visual illustration, whereby the camera closes in on the musician’s hands and strings, and thus enables the at-home player to witness the step-by-step nuances of the technique employed by the guitarist. This particular volume emphasizes the most famous “signature riffs” of classic rock stars, as played by the original musicians. Subjects include: The Beatles, The Who, Yes, Grand Funk Railroad,...

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Carl Verheyen – SWAT Blues

Nov 13 2014

Carl Verheyen – SWAT Blues

As impressive as Verheyen’s pedigree may be, it doesn’t even come close to accurately reflecting the monster technique, extraordinary intelligence and imaginative creativity that comprises his signature style. Carl Verheyen is the quintessential guitarist’s guitarist and a quick Google will prove that pudding. Fortunately for we students of guitar, he is also an incredibly articulate educator with a knack for making even the most challenging material very accessible. Consequently, SWAT Blues will take you deeper, wider and further than any blues course you’ve ever worked through by applying influences from bluegrass, rumba, rockabilly, jazz, rock, western swing, Texas-style, Delta-style...

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Bruce Buckingham – Rhythm Guitar: The Complete Guide

Nov 11 2014

Bruce Buckingham – Rhythm Guitar: The Complete Guide

This is the complete guide to playing rhythm guitar by Bruce Buckingham and Eric Pascal. Introducing all the fundamentals and important concepts including open chords, barre chords, and other movable shapes; strumming, fingerstyle, flatpicking and arpeggiation; common progressions and basic chord theory and more. Rhythm Guitar: The Complete Guide has been designed from the Musicians Institute core curriculum programmes and is a comprehensive source suitable for beginners and amateur guitarists. This book is a very practical and comprehensive introduction to guitar chords. It is an ideal book for beginners and possibly for more advanced players looking to review and...

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Arlen Roth – Rhythm Guitar & R&B Styles

Oct 19 2014

Arlen Roth – Rhythm Guitar & R&B Styles

Seasoned professional guitarist Arlen Roth, who is also the founder of Hot Licks Video, sits down in front of the camera and spells out the mysteries of rhythm guitar for the folks wishing to understand the nuances of R&B. Having played with musicians such as Paul Simon and Pete Seeger, Roth has the resume needed to impress any aspiring artist. With typical charm and an easy pace, Roth leads the student through the worlds of partial chords, double stops, Memphis stylings spiced with gospel licks, and tricky R&B techniques. Arlen Roth is an American guitarist, recording artist, performer, tutor...

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Andy Aledort – Guitar World: Learn Slide Guitar

Oct 05 2014

Andy Aledort – Guitar World: Learn Slide Guitar

Learn Slide Guitar is the ultimate DVD instructional guide to playing slide guitar like a pro. Designed for beginning-to-intermediate players, this DVD contains more than two hours of lessons that will teach you how to play in open and standard tunings, slide scales for soloing in all keys, improvising, open-tuning chord forms, muting, vibrato, Delta and electric blues, plus much more! Instructor, Andy Aledort, is one of the best guitar players around, especially when it comes to electric and slide. So many of these instructional videos are simply so basic, that you have to fast forward through most of...

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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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Joe Dalton – Country Jazz Guitar

Sep 14 2014

Joe Dalton – Country Jazz Guitar

Joe Dalton demonstrates the styles and techniques of country and jazz quitar with music scores superimposed over the closeups of fingering techniques. Includes a “duel” with Arlen Roth. Joe Dalton is one of the hottest players around, and over the course of one hour he’ll teach you double-bends, ‘pedal steel’ jazz licks, chord melody and substitutions, special licks, using the pentatonic scale as a chromatic guide, combining blues and country, western swing chord voicings, pick-and-finger technique and so much more. There’s also a hot Telecaster duel with Arlen Roth at the finale!” Language: English Year: 1990 Country: USA Running...

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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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Joe Dalton – Fretboard Epiphanies

Sep 01 2014

Joe Dalton – Fretboard Epiphanies

Fretboard Epiphanies is an eclectic mix of theory, harmony, chord tricks, tricky licks and even a few “amazing” full-length arrangements (one of them worth the price of admission alone). What ties it all together? Everything you learn will spark dozens of fresh, creative ideas. Fretboard Epiphanies is the ultimate rut buster. A bona fide master of Nashville-style guitar and monster session player, Joe Dalton is the guitarist’s guitarist. He’s also a much sought-after instructor and has been teaching pros for the last two decades. As you can imagine, his guitaristic trick bag overfloweth and that’s what Fretboard Epiphanies draws...

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