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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Dennis Caplinger – Bluegrass Guitar Basics & Beyond

Dec 23 2016

Dennis Caplinger – Bluegrass Guitar Basics & Beyond

Virtuoso bluegrass multi-instrumentalist Dennis Caplinger, with the able assistance of John Moore, Kenny Blackwell and Bill Bryson, guides you through all the Bluegrass basics and beyond. You’ll learn classic Bluegrass guitar techniques-all in the context of classic Bluegrass standards. Beginning with basic left- and right-hand techniques, Dennis guides you through developing great backup parts, playing solos and working with a bluegrass band. Learn technique through up-close camera angles. Play-along with a virtuoso Bluegrass band and then try the “minus-one” play-along tracks. Along with exercises to learn hammer-ons, pull-offs, and really cool licks, he shows how to both pick single...

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Fred Sokolow – Fretboard Roadmaps: Bluegrass and Folk Guitar

Dec 22 2016

Fred Sokolow – Fretboard Roadmaps: Bluegrass and Folk Guitar

Learn the essential patterns that all great guitarists know and use! This book/CD pack will have you playing lead and rhythm anywhere on the fretboard, in any key. You’ll learn chord-based licks, moveable major and blues scales, major pentatonic “sliding scales,” first-position major scales, and moveable-position major scales. The book includes easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions for beginning, intermediate and advanced players. The CD includes 41 demonstration tracks to help you perfect your new skills. This book helps get you soloing and teaches what to play when it’s your turn. It not only gives you the scales but how they...

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Jack Hatfield – First Lessons Banjo

Dec 17 2016

Jack Hatfield – First Lessons Banjo

Jack Hatfield First Lessons Banjo PDF download. First Lessons on Banjo is an ultra-easy instruction manual for beginning five-string banjo played in the three finger style in G tuning. It can be used by those with no previous experience with the banjo or music of any sort. It is so basic it can be used even by small children. The book features very detailed descriptions of even the most basic aspects such as wearing the picks properly, the correct picking motion, and noting the strings properly. These are aspects that are so basic most manuals skip over them. There...

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Play Acoustic Guitar With Cat Stevens

Dec 16 2016

Play Acoustic Guitar With Cat Stevens

Play six incredible songs of guitar master Cat Stevens. Play guitar or sing along with the CD backing tracks. Each song in the music book is presented in easy-to-read tablature with chord symbols and full lyrics. Three soundalike tracks for each song are included on the CD: a full demo with vocals and guitar, a performance demo with vocals but no guitar for you to play along with, and a backing track without vocals or guitar to sing and play along to. Cat Stevens is a true musician, a beautiful spirit, unique soul who made outstanding music that touches...

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John McLaughlin – The Gateway to Rhythm

Dec 13 2016

John McLaughlin – The Gateway to Rhythm

Konokol is the universal system of mastering rhythm without drums. Guitar legend John McLaughlin, who has advocated this system of learning rhythm for over 30 years, brings it all together with Konokol master Selvaganesh Vinayakram, one of the foremost percussionists from India. Divided into six chapters, the student moves from basic understanding of rhythm into the wonderful world of improvisation. Exercises are explained and demonstrated followed by improvisations which include all the exercise material of that particular chapter. You will learn through this course how to improvise rhythmically and how this system can help in your compositions. Following this,...

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Dix Bruce – Old-Time Gospel Crosspicking Guitar Solos

Dec 11 2016

Dix Bruce – Old-Time Gospel Crosspicking Guitar Solos

Crosspicking is a stunning and beautiful guitar technique played with a flatpick. It has a unique sound that in some ways mimics a three-finger guitar or five-string banjo roll yet is completely different from either. “Old-Time Gospel Crosspicking Guitar Solos,” aimed at intermediate guitar players, includes 30 of the most popular and best loved traditional Gospel Songs. These solos will make a delightful contribution to any guitarist’s repertoire. Chords, melodies (in tablature and standard notation) and lyrics are presented, as well as extensive instruction in the crosspicking style. Recordings of every song at both slow and regular speeds are...

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Kurt Cowling – Gospel Piano

Dec 10 2016

Kurt Cowling – Gospel Piano

This comprehensive book and CD pack provides you with the tools you need to play in a variety of authentic gospel styles, through a study of rhythmic devices, grooves, melodic and harmonic techniques, and formal design. The accompanying CD features over 90 tracks, including piano examples as well as the full gospel band to help capture the true flavor of the style. Fantastic book! Great tool to get that authentic Gospel sound. Simple and easy to understand theory leads to tangible results and improvement at every level. Very accessible and at the same time authentic, with a high level...

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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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