Andy Aledort – In Deep: How to Play Chicken Pickin’

May 09 2015

Andy Aledort – In Deep: How to Play Chicken Pickin’

In the DVD How to Play Chicken Pickin’, Andy Aledort shows you how to play all the techniques associated with that legendary, lighting-fast style of country shredding known as “chicken pickin’.” Plus, you’ll get in-depth lesson on using two-note double-stops. As a guitarist, he has worked live and in the studio with Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and the Band of Gypsys rhythm section of bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles. Aledort has been a member of original Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts’ band, Great Southern, and performed with Buddy Guy, Double Trouble, Paul Rodgers and...

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Buster B. Jones – Guitar Styles and Techniques of Jerry Reed

Apr 18 2015

Buster B. Jones – Guitar Styles and Techniques of Jerry Reed

“Buster B. Jones is an acoustic player, a fingerpicker, a country flavored soloist, and he’s one of the finest players we’ve heard in years… His technique is only a means to an end. His true gifts are his melodic sense, innate musicianship, unfailing human, and brilliant improvisational powers. He can drive a tune with fluid rhythmic force or stroke it with sensuous, loving touch… He’s a monster player with chops galore, great ideas and an encyclopedic reservoir of guitaristic influences.” The style of Jerry Reed is a unique blend of syncopated rhythms, banjo-style rolls and brilliant chord voicings that...

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Dix Bruce – Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook (Guitar)

Apr 08 2015

Dix Bruce – Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook (Guitar)

A collection of over 200 great Bluegrass, Old Time, Country and Gospel standards. Melodies are presented with standard notation and tablature along with lyrics and chords. Learn to play songs written and recorded by the giants of traditional American music: Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, The Osborne Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson and many more. Also included: Step-by-Step instruction on how to transpose any song to any key! The two CDs include recordings of EVERY song in the book. Songs include: Banks Of The Ohio Can’t You Hear Me Callin’? Children Go Where I...

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Master Anthology Of Fingerstyle Guitar Solos Volume 3

Apr 01 2015

Master Anthology Of Fingerstyle Guitar Solos Volume 3

The 3rd book in the series Master Anthology Of Fingerstyle Guitar Solos. Written in standard notation and tablature for the intermediate to advanced guitarist. This is a book plus disk set, with a lot of great music to listen. These are not silly little drills, but production quality from world class artists.  It is not easy stuff, and it takes a lot of work to master it. Highly worth the effort. There is the 3rd book of Guitar Solos series, previous two books: Master Anthology of Fingerstyle Guitar Solos Vol 1 and Master Anthology of Fingerstyle Guitar Solos Vol...

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Fred Sokolow – Travis Picking for Beginners

Mar 27 2015

Fred Sokolow – Travis Picking for Beginners

Merle Travis’ brilliant fingerpicking style inspired Chet Atkins and generations of country, folk, bluegrass and rock guitarists. Travis picking is a very complete use of the guitar: when you play steady, alternating bass notes with your thumb and pick melodies with your fingers you’re playing lead, rhythm and bass all by yourself. But how do you keep that thumb-bass independent so it doesn’t get derailed when your fingers pick the melody? Fred makes it easy for beginners or intermediate guitarists by breaking it all down and taking each song step by step. First you learn the melody, then add...

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Eric Halbig – Chicken Pickin’

Mar 14 2015

Eric Halbig – Chicken Pickin’

Chicken Pickin’ provides a “bird’s-eye-view” of this quintessential country style, teaching the techniques and licks common to playing hot lead guitar! It covers: open-string licks, double-stop licks, scales, string bending, repetitive sequences, chromatic licks and much more. The book includes standard notation and tab, and the accompanying CD features 99 demonstration tracks, with each lick in the book performed at two tempos. There are plenty of unique licks in this book, good open string licks, and other good licks. This book is for intermediate/advanced players. Unfortunately, there are also a bunch of mistakes, particularly in terms of not notating...

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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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