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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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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