Tommy Emmanuel – Little By Little Songbook

Jan 23 2014

Tommy Emmanuel – Little By Little Songbook

The Little By Little Songbook breaks down sixteen songs from Tommy’s latest double album. Control your learning experience with interactive features and tools like looping, synching and zooming.  Viewing angles include wide, right-hand, front of left-hand and back of left hand.  A “tri-view” feature enables three angles to show simultaneosly. For each of the sixteen tracks: Tommy shares the background on his inspiration for the composition and performs the tune in its entirety. He then walks you through a detailed note-by-note breakdown covering every section of the arrangement and every technique he employs for the track. From intros to...

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Brent Mason: Nashville Chops And Western Swing Guitar

Jan 21 2014

Brent Mason: Nashville Chops And Western Swing Guitar

One of Nashville’s leading session guitarists takes you through a dazzling array of the techniques and styles: chicken pickin’ rhythm & lead, Jerry Reed style, unique bends, double stops, banjo-style licks, claw style, drop D licks, and dozens more are all demonstrated and clearly explained by Brent. A feature-packed master class for any fan of country guitar! If you’re already a competent player who’s a Brent fan, you have to have this and do what you can to learn all the licks. But if you’re new to the country guitar genre or a relatively inexperienced player, you’d do better...

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Fender Presents – Getting Started on Electric Guitar with Keith Wyatt

Jan 04 2014

Fender Presents – Getting Started on Electric Guitar with Keith Wyatt

Getting Started on Electric Guitar offers a complete course for the beginning electric guitarist. Step-by-step lessons incorporating clear, easy-to-follow 3-D graphics and unique play-along tracks teach the viewer the essential chords, scales and techniques used by electric guitar players in every popular style, including rock, blues and country. This DVD is separated into two major sections. The First Step covers (part 1): tuning methods string names essential chords and scales used by all players-musical reference section (notes, rhythms, chords and scales) practice tips fretting-hand technique-picking-hand technique backing tracks for play-along an animated fretboard plus much more. Play Electric! covers...

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Fred Sokolow – The Music of Johnny Cash

Oct 22 2013

Fred Sokolow – The Music of Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash left us a wonderful country songbook, and in this one-hour and twenty minute lesson Fred shows you how to play and sing eight of Cash’s most popular gems.You’ll learn to back yourself up singing, using basic fingerpicking patterns and first position chords, with lots of bass runs thrown in. You’ll also learn to fingerpick a solo for each tune. Fred grew up with Johnny Cash’s music, and his natural, easy arrangements suit the material and are easy to learn. After playing and singing each song, Fred goes over any tricky techniques or runs, then he plays the...

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Robbie Calvo – Sweet Notes

Oct 14 2013

Robbie Calvo – Sweet Notes

Most of us have been taught to solo and improvise by learning how to play specific scale patterns over certain chords and progressions. The classic example of this is the minor pentatonic scale, which we are told works beautifully over any I IV V progression. And sure enough, millions of guitar players blow minor pentatonic scales incessantly without worrying about the ‘chord changes.’ For the most part, those notes do indeed work BUT there’s still something missing. Where are those ‘sweet notes’ that our guitar heroes are playing? Sweet Notes to the rescue! The next challenge that most of...

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Guitar Play-Along Volume 80 – Acoustic Anthology

Oct 05 2013

Guitar Play-Along Volume 80 – Acoustic Anthology

The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! A supersized collection of 16 songs. Songs...

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Bass Extremes Live: Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten

Aug 19 2013

Bass Extremes Live: Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten

This program features two of the world’s most outstanding bass players, Victor Bailey and Victor Wooten. The veteran musicians share their years of experience with students of the bass, on subjects ranging from techniques to arrangements to styles. They demonstrate styles including blues, rock, jazz, country, new age, and heavy metal. Tunes from different genres are performed, so that the at-home student can play along. Bailey and Wooten also discuss how to best showcase the unique sounds of the bass when it is used as a solo instrument, or when it accompanies other instruments. See also: Victor Wooten –...

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Mark John Sternal – Easy Guitar Tricks

Dec 14 2012

Mark John Sternal – Easy Guitar Tricks

MJS – Easy Guitar Tricks – Lead And Rhythm Guitar Techniques Used By The Pros! Learn to use the highly-guarded techniques of the guitar pros! Make each and every note count! Playing a note – or even a handful of notes – is one thing, but learning to give each note life, while making them sound tight, professional and desirable, is an important task to master. Using simple techniques that have taught thousands of eager students over the past 18 years, expert guitar instructor Mark John Sternal teaches you fun, useful guitar tricks quickly and easily. You’ll be amazed...

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Ernie Hawkins – The Guitar Of Lightnin’ Hopkins

Oct 02 2012

Ernie Hawkins – The Guitar Of Lightnin’ Hopkins

When you hear someone say “Texas Blues Guitar,” you may immediately think of Steve Ray and Jimmie Vaughn or maybe Freddie King. The invisible presence, buried deep in everyone of their guitar riffs, is the true king of Texas blues, Lightnin’ Hopkins. Lightnin’, who knew Blind Lemon Jefferson as a child, is Jimmie Vaughn’s favorite guitarist. Offered here are all the basics, many of the secrets and tricks of Lightnin’s deeply accomplished, deceptively simple acoustic Texas boogie guitar style. This lesson features rare video footage from the 1950’s and 1960’s of Lightnin’ playing five tunes. Lightnin’ plays the tune...

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Lenny Breau – Master Class

Jan 16 2012

Lenny Breau – Master Class

Lenny Breau – Master Class This rare video taped footage of Lenny Breau was captured in July 1982, while he was teaching a master class at the University of Southern California. It is not a high-tech production, but a precious moment in time, captured on amateur video. The unassuming Breau plays each song, takes questions from the class and explains his technique and methods. Jazz guitar enthusiasts and Lenny Breau fans will appreciate the opportunity to have this visual glimpse into the genius of Lenny Breau, and all music lovers will marvel at his incredible, effortless and unique style...

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