Max Milligan – Play Ry Cooder

Dec 04 2016

Max Milligan – Play Ry Cooder

The Play series… informative & entertaining instructional programs illustrating the methods and techniques made famously recognizable by the world’s greatest guitarists, this release concentrates on Ry Cooder. Ryland ‘Ry’ Cooder is known for working in many genres of music, but his slide-guitar is what has made him famous. With over 40 years in the business, he has collaborated with diverse musical artists such as Captain Beefheart, Van Morrison and the Rolling Stones to name a few. Ranked as one of the world’s most gifted guitarists by Rolling Stones magazine, Cooder’s influence far outstrips his considerable commercial success. Lessons include:...

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Fingerstyle Guitar: New Dimensions & Explorations Volume 1

Dec 04 2016

Fingerstyle Guitar: New Dimensions & Explorations Volume 1

Featuring: Steve Howe, Adrian Legg, John Fahey, Bert Jansch, Jorma Kaukonen, Will Ackerman, John Renbourn, Stefan Grossman, Larry Coryell, Martin Simpson, Bob Brozman, Duck Baker, Brad Jones, Pat Donohue and others. “This three DVD set features new and archival footage of performances by the preeminent names in steel-string fingerstyle guitar. Beginning with Peter Finger’s breathtaking ‘A Trip Through The Pyrenees’, the collection boasts some real gems: a rare late 1960s clip of Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady – a.k.a. Hot Tuna doing ‘Hesitation Blues’, Bert Jansch delivering a soulful version of ‘One For Jo’, John Fahey crooning while plucking...

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Bob Brozman – Traditional Caribbean Guitar

Dec 03 2016

Bob Brozman – Traditional Caribbean Guitar

Bob Brozman – Traditional Caribbean Guitar Calypso & Other Island Rhythms. The wild pulses, danceable rhythms and playful lyrics of the Calypso will spice up your guitar arrangements and inspire your playing in a new tropical direction! Brozman shows you how to use fingerpicking and strumming patterns, moving bass lines, percussive strokes and other techniques to capture the distinctive syncopations of the Caribbean style. Working in a variety of keys, he analyses a variety of rhythms including the calypso, tango, samba, waltz, mazurka and Latin jazz. Learn a host of songs for the price of one, as hundreds of...

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John Renbourn – Solo Guitar Pieces

Nov 30 2016

John Renbourn – Solo Guitar Pieces

This book is a mixed bag of pieces for the solo guitar containing arrangements of carol tunes, medieval dance tunes, music for the lute and the Irish harp, some original John’s pieces  and a bit of ragtime. John Renbourn is an English guitarist and songwriter. He is possibly best known for his collaboration with guitarist Bert Jansch as well as his work with the folk group Pentangle, although he maintained a solo career before, during and after that band’s existence. While most commonly labelled a folk musician, Renbourn’s musical tastes and interests take in early music, classical music, jazz,...

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Guitar Lessons – Genre Bluegrass Volume 2

Nov 29 2016

Guitar Lessons – Genre Bluegrass Volume 2

An old fashioned style of country music dating from the late 1930s pioneered by Bill Monroe (who invented the name) and Roy Acuff. While some people believe it to be the traditional music of the Appalachian mountains, it’s basically what country music was like before influences from jazz, blues, and pop came in. Most popular in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia. In bluegrass the guitar fiddle and banjo are the most important instruments and there is no drumming nor percussion. It has had a small but devoted following outside of the South for years, and despite being associated...

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Merry Christmas – Beginning Solo Guitar

Nov 25 2016

Merry Christmas – Beginning Solo Guitar

This is simply one of the best books for people who want to play Christmas tunes for solo guitar. All tunes are well arranged and the chord changes make sense. None of the pieces are simple though. If you want to play this on Christmas start early! Mastering these tunes is well worth the effort and you learn a lot from them. Beginning Solo Guitar: Merry Christmas features sheet music for 15 songs for Guitar in beginning chord melody style arrangements in standard notation and tablature. Christmas is a heart touching season where gift giving is promoted, and Santa...

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Jimmy Dillon – Soul of Acoustic Guitar

Nov 24 2016

Jimmy Dillon – Soul of Acoustic Guitar

Soul of Acoustic Guitar is a truly jam-packed 3-DVD guitar course complete with 35 pages of tabs, that will teach you the secrets to playing like legendary acoustic artists in 15 different styles, plus TONS of juicy guitar tricks that YOU can learn almost immediately. You’ll learn “Riversong”, a rolling folksy groove that really captures a soulful acoustic sound. How to combine sliding notes with picking patterns for a new cool sound. How to combine strumming with fingerpicking for a truly full, rich acoustic sound. Plus: how to create your own variations and get a wild rolling freedom into...

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Arlen Roth’s Masters of the Telecaster

Nov 22 2016

Arlen Roth’s Masters of the Telecaster

Telecaster master Roth teaches the tricks and techniques that have made the “Tele” a rock and country icon. Learn pedal steel bends, behind-the-nut bends, chicken pickin’, full chord bends, banjo rolls, shuffle patterns, rockabilly rhythm styles, more! With footage of Albert Lee, Keith Richards, Steve Cropper, Albert Collins, Danny Gatton and James Burton. Part homage to a classic instrument, part guitar lesson from one of the best country blues players around, this is the quintessential guide to all things Telecaster. Arlen Roth discusses the strengths and characteristics of one of the first production-line electric guitars, pioneered by Leo Fender....

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Tommy Emmanuel – Emmanuel Labor

Nov 21 2016

Tommy Emmanuel – Emmanuel Labor

Emmanuel Labor provides a personal, one-on-one setting in which not only music aficionados can enjoy performances of some of Tommy’s best-loved tunes, but also offers guitar players instruction by one of the world’s best. Tommy Emmanuel, fingerstyle master and performer, shares his personal insight and technique to sixteen tunes. Pieces shown include cuts from his albums Only, Endless Road and The Mystery. As a bonus feature on the DVD a few sections are slowed down, with no compromise in pitch or video, to better see the exact execution that Tommy uses. Be advised this DVD contains no charts, or...

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Ivan Santiago – Urban Bass Techniques

Nov 20 2016

Ivan Santiago – Urban Bass Techniques

Urban Bass Techniques is designed to do one thing: Take your bass playing to another level. This DVD is geared specifically for the beginner to intermediate bass player as Ivan Santiago exposes very specific and secret urban bass techniques that will completely change the way you play. From gospel to neo soul, Ivan shows you the top industry’s secret tricks of the trade. You will learn things such as theory, scales, proper fingering along with very important bass techniques such as slapping, popping, fretting, harmonics, and “ghost notes.” You will even learn the very secret techniques to “slugging” as...

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