Martin Simpson – Making Connections in Open Tunings

Dec 23 2018

Martin Simpson – Making Connections in Open Tunings

Martin Simpson Making Connections in Open Tunings DVD download. Martin explores relationships between traditional open (major and minor) tunings and more modern open tunings in this fun, accessible master class. In this lesson, Martin looks at various tunings he uses as part of his signature sound and compares them in relation to each other and to standard tuning. He demonstrates commonly used chord forms that work in standard and open tunings. Martin’s take on Open Tunings and how they work is an absolute must for any guitar player! Martin also touches on some of his unique right and left...

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Fingerpicking Standards

Dec 22 2018

Fingerpicking Standards

Fingerpicking Standards PDF. 17 Songs Arranged for Solo Guitar in Standard Notation & Tablature. This is a good resource for guitarists that have at least 1 to 2 years playing experience – preferably with fingerstyle technique. The arrangements are fairly simple and not too difficult to play. They’re generally played in first position with the odd excursion further up the fretboard. The arrangements in this book are carefully written for intermediate-level guitarists. Each solo combines melody and harmony in one superb fingerpicking arrangement. The book includes an easy introduction to basic fingerstyle guitar, and 17 fantastic songs. The songs...

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Murphy Henry – The Murphy Method: Beginning Banjo Volume 1

Dec 20 2018

Murphy Henry – The Murphy Method: Beginning Banjo Volume 1

The Murphy Method Beginning Banjo Volume 1 download. If you’ve never played banjo before, this is the place to start! We teach you all the basics of Scruggs-style three-finger bluegrass banjo picking. No tablature is used, Murphy believes that tablature is a crutch that interferes with learning to play bluegrass. Develop your ear as you learn to play. Each song is explained note-by-note, so that it is easy and quick to learn. As the tunes are learned, the ear is also developed so that learning gets easier as the lessons go. Learning by ear is the first step in...

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Tim Sparks – Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues

Dec 17 2018

Tim Sparks – Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues

Tim Sparks Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues. Virtuoso acoustic wizard and fingerstyle master, Tim Sparks presents Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues, an insightful exploration of Early Americana Roots music and intensive fingerstyle study program for intermediate and advanced students. Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues covers Delta Blues, Country Gospel, New Orleans, Ragtime, Early Jazz and the most amazing version of “The Mississippi Blues” that we’ve ever seen performed or heard here. The tunes in this collection evoke a time when American Roots music crystallized and was transformed by the effects of recordings and radio. Some of these selections were...

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Rick Udler – The Brazilian Sound for Fingerstyle Guitar

Dec 15 2018

Rick Udler – The Brazilian Sound for Fingerstyle Guitar

Rick Udler The Brazilian Sound for Fingerstyle Guitar. Brazil has produced some of the most vibrant and exciting guitar music in the instrument’s history. In this lesson, Rick Udler discusses and demonstrates styles, techniques, and rhythms of Brazil’s great players. This is a unique opportunity for guitarists to delve into the beautiful sounds of this musical land. Rick begins by going over chords that are commonly used by Brazilian guitarists. He then teaches the accompaniment to singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil’s beautiful composition, A Paz, to illustrate the use of chords with open strings. A step-by-step analysis of Bossa Nova accompaniment...

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Daniel Genton – Les Tumbaos De La Salsa

Dec 14 2018

Daniel Genton – Les Tumbaos De La Salsa

Daniel Genton Les Tumbaos De La Salsa PDF. This book / CD set is considered a cult work by some people while totally disregarded by others. In spite of its title, Les tumbaos de la Salsa (to be understood as “rhythm patterns of Salsa”) is not really dedicated to these famous Cuban rhythms. Its weaknesses: a poor proofreading, some wavering on historically and technical points… The book appears too ambitious, with too many aspects covered, and it somehow misses its objective, which is, obviously, to become a reference work. Its qualities: both accompanying CDs boast a high-quality content, plenty...

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The Ultimate Drummers Weekend 11

Dec 12 2018

The Ultimate Drummers Weekend 11

The Ultimate Drummers Weekend 11 DVD download. Billed as the continent’s biggest and most popular drumming festival, and one of the largest gatherings of drummers in the world, “TUDW” is an annual event that brings together top drummers from around the world for three days of wall-to-wall concerts and workshops. Both TUDW 10 and TUDW 11 offer extensive footage of the events’ performances and drum clinics as well as interviews and special behind-the-scenes coverage. TUDW 11 (2003) features Vera Figueiredo, John Blackwell, Thomas Lang, Jimmy DeGrasso, Andrew Gander, King Marong, Pete Drummond, Gustavo Meli, Alex Deegan and Ryan Menezes....

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Maria Linnemann – Suite for Lovers

Dec 11 2018

Maria Linnemann – Suite for Lovers

Maria Linnemann Suite for Lovers PDF. Guitar Solo. Skill Level: Intermediate. Maria Linnemann developed an early love for English, Scottish and Irish folklore. She studied conducting, piano and violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She owes her love for the guitar to the unforgotten guitarist, viola player and artist Martin Nicolai, who was also an excellent composer. Maria’s travels have taken her around the globe, inspiring over 500 compositions for the guitar. In 2006 she returned to Germany after spending five years teaching in China, to take up her career as a musician once more. Songs...

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It’s Easy to Play Folk

Dec 10 2018

It’s Easy to Play Folk

It’s Easy to Play Folk PDF. Learn to play 15 beautiful Folk piano songs. The “It’s Easy to Play” series is an entirely new departure in music publishing. The music is newly engraved and includes chord symbols and lyrics where appropriate. These fine arrangements are so easy even beginners can play them. Specially arranged to be easy to play – fifteen of the world’s great folk songs including ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’, ‘From Both Sides Now’, ‘Universal Soldier’ and ‘Where Have All The Flowers Gone’. Songs include: All I Really Want to Do (Bob Dylan) American Pie (Don McLean)...

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John Sebastian Teaches Eight Lovin’ Spoonful Hits

Dec 10 2018

John Sebastian Teaches Eight Lovin’ Spoonful Hits

John Sebastian Teaches Eight Lovin’ Spoonful Hits. Learn to play some of the most enduring hits in the history of rock and roll! John Sebastian guides you through nine of his classic songs, teaching the chord progressions, bass lines, strums and fingerpicking techniques that will enable you to play these good-time tunes with relative ease. With his affable good humor and impeccable musicianship, John points out the small nuances that will help you simulate the instruments and sounds you heard on the original recordings. He adds insights into the music and some delightful tidbits of rock history based on...

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