Maria Martinez – Afro-Cuban Coordination for Drumset

Jan 15 2017

Maria Martinez – Afro-Cuban Coordination for Drumset

Enter the realm of darkness and learn the deepest secrets of playing serious metal rhythms. Covered are power chords, riffs, evil intervals, muting & picking techniques, heavy chord, and more. Through lessons, live performances with a band, and hand-percussion instruction, instructor Maria Martinez demonstrates a wide range of Afro-Cuban rhythms, coordination, and improvisational techniques. Martinez’s skill is fully displayed in several hands-on demos, which cover the following styles: Mozambique, Nanigo, Songo, and Mambo; cowbell and ride cymbal variations; studies to develop left-foot clave; ostinatos, rhythm studies, 2-bar phrases; and much more! The CD features 40 full-band tracks with demos...

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Fred Sokolow – Fretboard Roadmaps: Slide Guitar

Jan 14 2017

Fred Sokolow – Fretboard Roadmaps: Slide Guitar

A must for every slide guitarist, this book/CD pack teaches how to: play lead and rhythm anywhere on the fretboard, in any key; play a variety of slide guitar styles using moveable scale patterns, common licks and slide techniques; play in open G tuning, open D tuning, open A tuning, open E tuning, and standard tuning; and more. The book features easy-to-follow diagrams and instruction for beginning to advanced players, and the CD includes 47 demonstration tracks.A must for every slide guitarist, this book/CD pack teaches how to: play lead and rhythm anywhere on the fretboard, in any key;...

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Romane – La Guitare Jazz Manouche

Jan 13 2017

Romane – La Guitare Jazz Manouche

Unitonic scales , diminished arpeggios, minor and major triads, improvised bi-tonal phrasing phrasing, chromatic scales “rolls”, voicings on standard harmonic progressions, diatonic substitutions, “manouche pompe” pick “sweeping,” “rolls” etc. In this DVD youll discover very precious technical and aesthetic information directly inherited from the Gypsy Master, Django Reinhardt. Gammes unitoniques et arpèges diminués en escalier, triades majeures et mineures, phrases d’improvisation bitonales, roulé de gamme chromatique, voicings sur les progressions harmoniques standards, substitutions diatoniques et tritoniques, enrichissements d’accords, accompagnement manouche et syncopé, technique du sweeping, roulement de médiator, etc. Vous découvrirez ainsi dans ce DVD tout un ensemble de...

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Fred Sokolow – Irving Berlin Songbook

Jan 09 2017

Fred Sokolow – Irving Berlin Songbook

Irving Berlin wrote some of the most popular songs of all time, and they sound great on guitar. In this DVD, Fred plays and teaches six Berlin favorites, including guitar backup (for singing) and instrumental versions of each tune. Just for fun, Fred includes the rarely-heard introductory verses to some of the songs, and plays ad-lib instrumental chord solos for all of them. After playing each song, Fred gives you a run-down on the arrangement, going over tricky spots and analyzing the chord progression and substitutions. Then he replays it slower on a split-screen with close-ups of both hands....

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Mark Hanson – The Art of Solo Fingerpicking

Jan 02 2017

Mark Hanson – The Art of Solo Fingerpicking

The Art of Solo Fingerpicking: How to Play Alternating-Bass Fingerstyle Guitar Solos PDF. Mark Hanson’s focused method includes an instructional and accompaniment CD, 14 solos, and measure-by-measure instruction. It also features standard notation and tablature, tunes and exercises played at slow and performance speed, and detailed, thorough instruction for numerous different styles and techniques. This is volume 2 of Mark Hanson’s The Art of Travis-Style Picking, one of the best starter manuals for would-be fingerpickers, and it picks up where that excellent book/CD left off. Most of the compositions are by Hanson; if you love Fahey, Kottke, Ackerman, de...

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Robin Hall – Piano For All

Dec 29 2016

Robin Hall – Piano For All

Imagine being able to sit down at a piano and just PLAY – Pop, Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, Ballads, even incredible Classical pieces? Now you can.. and you can do it in months not years! Imagine you could learn piano or keyboard without having to spend money, time and effort on traditional Piano Lessons. The Pianoforall Process is simple… You start with Popular Chord based Rhythm Style Piano (think of artists like Elton John, Billy Joel, Lennon & McCartney, Barry Mannilow, Lionel Ritchie, Coldplay, Norah Jones and so on) which is EASY but sounds amazingly like the ‘real thing’. This...

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Ray Hitchins – Reggae Guitar

Dec 28 2016

Ray Hitchins – Reggae Guitar

Ray Hitchins, former head of the guitar department at the Jamaica School of Music teaches how to play reggae guitar in this instructional video. Learn reggae rhythm riffs & fills, the check and… Ray Hitchins, former head of the guitar department at the Jamaica School of Music teaches how to play reggae guitar in this instructional video. Learn reggae rhythm riffs & fills, the check and checker rhythm patterns, tenuto, staccato, dummy strokes, broken chords, double stops, fingerpicking, and more. Learn to play authentic reggae guitar. Here’s a complete guide to this unique style of music, including an explanation...

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Craig Dobbins – 5-String Banjo Styles For 6-String Guitar

Dec 26 2016

Craig Dobbins – 5-String Banjo Styles For 6-String Guitar

This book/CD set presents six complete songs and 19 licks and patterns (in both standard and open G tuning) in the styles of banjoists Earl Scruggs and Allen Shelton, and guitarists Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. (Also included is the 3-finger roll tour de force Strike It Rich by 2001 Winfield Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Richard Smith.) Written in standard notation and tablature, with fingerings, chord diagrams, and performance notes; a discography is included for further listening. The companion CD includes performances of all the songs, and the licks and patterns are demonstrated both slowly and up to tempo. For...

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Ralph Shaw – The Complete Ukulele Course

Dec 25 2016

Ralph Shaw – The Complete Ukulele Course

This DVD is perfect for anyone who wants to improve their ukulele playing technique. Even if you have never played a ukulele before you will discover that Ralph Shaw (the King of the Ukulele!) will lead you through the basics and beyond so that you will learn tips, tricks and techniques that will have you sounding like a ukulele maestro! Ralph Shaw is an excellent ukulele player and an outstanding teacher. He is incredibly pleasant and is adept at breaking down the process of playing the ukulele into easily learned chunks. He has clearly taught others and thought through...

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Mark Stuart – Americana Acoustic Guitar Styles

Dec 25 2016

Mark Stuart – Americana Acoustic Guitar Styles

Americana Acoustic Guitar is a great lesson for the guitarist who wants to spice up his/her playing with some new idea on backing themselves or other singers. Mark Stuart is master at this style of playing and is known Internationally as one of the great sidemen. He’s a good teacher, too! In this lesson, Mark focuses on various techniques and thoughts that will help you zone in on what it takes to become a tasteful side person, or to back yourself on your own songs. Topics include: Mark’s Hybrid Style (playing with flat pick and fingers); Playing Octaves on...

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