Pete Turland – Rockabilly Slap Bass

Mar 11 2015

Pete Turland – Rockabilly Slap Bass

Pete covers different slap techniques, double and triple slap, bass setup, strings, pickups and a short history of rockabilly bass. The sections are brief. He can play triplets very fast and precisely. Even in slow-motion, I couldn’t see exactly how he does it. He demonstrates a couple of Willie Dixon pieces, and to do one, he has this technique where he slaps the strings with the outside of his thumb to get the triplet. Pete describes how to slap the bass in different styles slow to fast slapping. He shows ist right away on his bass, he gives also...

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Stefan Grossman – Complete Country Blues Guitar

Mar 06 2015

Stefan Grossman – Complete Country Blues Guitar

Don’t miss a chance to learn a lot of beautiful songs from maestro Stefan Grossman. The lessons are from beginner to advanced level. Over 50 fingerpicking guitar solos in notation and tablature in country blues, Delta blues, ragtime blues, Texas blues and bottleneck styles. An extremely comprehensive blues solo collection. 2 CD’s included. He tabs out fifty-seven songs in a variety of styles and tunings, enough to keep any student busy for a year or more. Each song has at least one fully-transcribed verse. Many have intros and outros, and some are complete arrangements. Most of the book covers...

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Albert Lee – Virtuoso Techniques

Mar 04 2015

Albert Lee – Virtuoso Techniques

Eminent studio guitarist Albert Lee shares his expertise with aspiring guitarists. Guests include Sterling Ball, Jim Cox and Bob Mater. For intermediate to advanced levels. This video will have you play terrific riffs in no time. Virtuoso Techniques focuses on the components which make up Albert Lee’s brilliant country style: classic intros and endings, chicken picking, lines using thirds, sixths and tenths, banjo-style picking, open-string rolls, pedal steel-type bends, and more. This video is truly a lexicon of country guitar techniques. If you are going to watch this video make sure you have the tabs, there are a lot...

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Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Vol. 2 – Advanced Technique

Feb 03 2015

Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Vol. 2 – Advanced Technique

A complete toolbox to dramatically increase your repertoire and enhance your blues arrangements and improvisations. Bob provides both a historical and a technical analysis of the styles and innovations originally created by Robert Johnson, Son House, Charlie Patton and other Delta slide masters. Songs: “Come on in My Kitchen,” “Delta Memories” and “Rollin’ and Tumblin’.” Intermediate. Splendid DVD tutorial by an outstanding musician. Highly recommended to anyone interested in learning slide guitar. These DVDs, along with volume one, are hands down the best available if you want to play authentic pre-war style blues slide guitar. Bob Brozman is an...

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Fred Sokolow – Rockabilly Guitar

Jan 30 2015

Fred Sokolow – Rockabilly Guitar

Fred Sokolow is an extremely versatile musician. Although he is most often seen playing jazz guitar and singing in Los Angeles night spots, he is just as likely to turn up playing 5 string banjo at bluegrass festivals or rock guitar at studio sessions. You may even spot him playing Resonator Guitar or mandolin on various folk revivals seen on cable and public television. Besides soloing as a jazz guitarist/vocalist, Fred also has fronted his own jazz, bluegrass and rock bands. He has toured with Bobbie Gentry, Jim Stafford and The Limeliters. He has performed in such diverse settings...

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Albert Lee – Country Boy

Dec 31 2014

Albert Lee – Country Boy

Albert Lee is a legendary guitarist whose speed, phrasing, feel and choice of notes has earned the reputation as the world’s premier country guitarist. This Country Boy DVD combines two of his best-selling videos: Advanced Country Guitar and Virtuoso Techniques into one fantastic method. Advanced Country Guitar features Albert playing some of his all-time favourite tunes and analysing his baffling technique in depth! From his hybrid Travis-picking style, chord voicings, scalar ideas to analysis of his classic guitar parts. Virtuoso Techniques focuses on the components that make up Albert’s style. Using dozens of practical examples, he covers classic intros...

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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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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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Robbie Calvo – 50 Modal Licks You Must Know

Oct 30 2014

Robbie Calvo – 50 Modal Licks You Must Know

50 Modal Licks You Must Know – A hand-picked collection of modal licks that you must know. Modes. Erudite jazzers swear by them and can bend your ear for hours about why the Mixolydian b6 fifth mode of the C ascending melodic minor scale will cure all that ails your improvisations. Bluesmen and rockers would likely pronounce that they “don’t need no stinkin’ modes.” Granted, there’s a vast range of opinions related to the use of modes but everyone seems to agree two things; 1) If you play any form of Western music, you’re playing modes whether you know...

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