Gilberto de Syllos – Bateria e Contrabaixo na Musica Popular Brasileira

Dec 24 2014

Gilberto de Syllos – Bateria e Contrabaixo na Musica Popular Brasileira

Based on the authors’ experience as musicians and music teachers, the book includes several exercises, music and photos and presents the main rhythms and musical genres popular in the country, indicating the best ways to play them on drums and electric bass. Concerned with the work of teaching, Ramon and Gilberto show important concepts on the drums, bass and percussion as well as melody, harmony and rhythm, the basic elements of music. They also present a brief history of each genre or tempo, passing through samba, ballad, bossa nova and others, showing its main characteristics and the context in...

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David Kuckhermann: Advanced Frame Drums 2

Dec 23 2014

David Kuckhermann: Advanced Frame Drums 2

Introducing techniques and rhythms from the Iranian percussion tradition. The nine-finger Riz. Advanced snapping. Modern techniques such as using a brush. Applying the Indian concept of Tihai. Ideas for non-traditional rhythms on one and multiple drums. Independence exercises. Live performance featuring Taner Akyol and Antonis Anissegos. Playalong practice tracks. Renowned percussionist virtuoso plays not only on the frame drums, in his arsenal is quite a large selection of tools: bodhran, riq, tonbak, cajon, Morsing etc… Tambourine can be attributed to the classification of a frame drum, but not all frame drums are tambourines! This is a continuation of the...

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Jam With Stuart Bull

Dec 16 2014

Jam With Stuart Bull

This superb DVD is a new and unique way to have fun, study and jam all at the same time. The DVD contains three top quality backing tracks including one rock, one blues and one ballad. The tutorial can be approached in two ways, first you can “JAM” with the tracks flying solo, experimenting with different ideas, licks and solos. Alternatively you can trade solos with Stuart, drawing inspiration from the ideas and techniques used in Stuart’s solos. Each track has three performances from Stuart working across three levels of difficulty. Although the solos are improvised Stuart has taken...

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John Doyle – Irish Rhythm Guitar: Accompanying Celtic Tunes

Dec 01 2014

John Doyle – Irish Rhythm Guitar: Accompanying Celtic Tunes

Videolessons of ex-guitarist celtic band “Solas”, he shares some secrets accompany Irish tunes on an acoustic guitar in drop-d (6-string I – 0.72 mm). The lessons describe a number of melodies and explains how to be different to play them. John Doyle’s style includes strumming patterns, moving bass lines, palm damping, backbeats, accents and syncopations that drive a tune forward. This exciting lesson shows both simple arrangements and complex rhythms, chord shapes and progressions to enable you to get a traditional band to really rock! Using dropped-D tuning, John teaches rhythmic accompaniments to reels, jigs, slip jigs and hornpipes....

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Giovanni Hidalgo, Horacio Hernandez – Traveling Through Time

Nov 25 2014

Giovanni Hidalgo, Horacio Hernandez – Traveling Through Time

This DVD features two of the music world’s most innovative Latin percussionists – Giovanni Hidalgo and Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez – performing music from their debut CD Traveling Through Time. Prepare to experience some of the most incredible footage of drumset and congas ever filmed. Interspersed within stunning performances are educational segments where the two masters explain how they conceived each duet, how they approach their individual parts, and how they approach their improvisations within each piece, giving you never-before-seen insight into both their technical and musical applications. The world of Latin percussion has produced some incredible performers. Giovanni...

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Carl Verheyen – SWAT Blues

Nov 13 2014

Carl Verheyen – SWAT Blues

As impressive as Verheyen’s pedigree may be, it doesn’t even come close to accurately reflecting the monster technique, extraordinary intelligence and imaginative creativity that comprises his signature style. Carl Verheyen is the quintessential guitarist’s guitarist and a quick Google will prove that pudding. Fortunately for we students of guitar, he is also an incredibly articulate educator with a knack for making even the most challenging material very accessible. Consequently, SWAT Blues will take you deeper, wider and further than any blues course you’ve ever worked through by applying influences from bluegrass, rumba, rockabilly, jazz, rock, western swing, Texas-style, Delta-style...

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Bruce Buckingham – Rhythm Guitar: The Complete Guide

Nov 11 2014

Bruce Buckingham – Rhythm Guitar: The Complete Guide

This is the complete guide to playing rhythm guitar by Bruce Buckingham and Eric Pascal. Introducing all the fundamentals and important concepts including open chords, barre chords, and other movable shapes; strumming, fingerstyle, flatpicking and arpeggiation; common progressions and basic chord theory and more. Rhythm Guitar: The Complete Guide has been designed from the Musicians Institute core curriculum programmes and is a comprehensive source suitable for beginners and amateur guitarists. This book is a very practical and comprehensive introduction to guitar chords. It is an ideal book for beginners and possibly for more advanced players looking to review and...

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An Intimate Lesson with Tony Rice

Nov 09 2014

An Intimate Lesson with Tony Rice

This archival video lesson, originally recorded in 1984, brings the fabulous Tony Rice picking style up close and personal so you can clearly see what he’s doing. Tony has chosen six songs and instrumentals to demonstrate a variety of styles and techniques, and he breaks them down carefully for the learning player. Throughout this 60-minute lesson you’ll be able to watch the exact movement of both his fretting fingers and his right-hand flatpicking through our split-screen video technique and close-up camera work. In addition, Tony’s beautifully rendered performances of the songs and instrumentals he teaches make his tape a...

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David Kuckhermann: Advanced Frame Drums 1

Oct 24 2014

David Kuckhermann: Advanced Frame Drums 1

This DVD starts where “Worldpercussion 1 – Frame Drums” ends featuring advanced lapstyle frame drumming techniques such as finger rolls. Advanced Split Hand Applications in the style of Glen Velez. Playing Multiple Frame Drums. An introduction to the Freehand style. Ideas for non-traditional rhythms on one and multiple drums. Independence exercises. Various live – performances featuring Oud Virtuoso Ahmad Al-Khatib. A playalong Practice Track. In this DVD for players with previous experience advanced playing techniques. Many of the playing techniques are based on the repertoire of Glen Velez. Among other things, the split-hand technique, different fingers Rolls, the game...

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The Legendary Blues Guitar of Josh White

Oct 22 2014

The Legendary Blues Guitar of Josh White

The legendary Josh White (1914-1969) is widely considered to be one of the most influential blues and folk artists of all time. His singing and guitar playing electrified a generation of fans with his dazzling technique and passionate renditions of blues, folk songs and ballads. We’re delighted to present this DVD on the songs and guitar of Josh White by his son, Josh White, Jr., an accomplished actor, singer, performer and teacher. He knows his father’s repertoire intimately and can replicate it with great accuracy. On this lesson he skillfully communicates Josh White’s unique guitar style in a way...

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