Daniel Genton – Les Tumbaos De La Salsa

May 22 2014

Daniel Genton – Les Tumbaos De La Salsa

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 of very good learning-tracks to play along (Rumba,...

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Guitar Building Blocks: Barre Chords And How To Use Them

May 21 2014

Guitar Building Blocks: Barre Chords And How To Use Them

Barre chords are a vitally important part of your ability to move beyond the third fret, play solid rhythm in all keys and get a wide variety of sounds through chord inversions. Happy de-mystifies these powerful chord shapes, providing tips on how toplay them cleanly and easily. You’ll learn basic chord theory, how to transpose from one key to another and how to play several chord progressions and songs, including Abilene and Stagolee. This dvd is a great beginning approach to learning the basics of guitar. Teacher decodes the myths surrounding barre chords and how they can be used...

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Cristiano Micalizzi – Enciclopedia Dei Ritmi Per Batteria E Basso

Apr 14 2014

Cristiano Micalizzi – Enciclopedia Dei Ritmi Per Batteria E Basso

Enciclopedia Dei Ritmi Per Batteria E Basso this is a tutorial from Cristiano Micalizzi, comprising a plurality of bass and percussion rhythms of most popular music styles. The language of the book is Italian.The disc includes the e-book with detailed sheet music and chord symbols (PDF-format), as well as the sound of showing the disassembled in the book examples (format mp3). The bass and drums are separated on different channels so if you are turning off the left channel, you can play the drums, and turning off the right channel – you can play the bass. At the end...

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Rick Udler – The Brazilian Sound for Fingerstyle Guitar

Apr 13 2014

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 in the Joao Gilberto style follows along with...

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Ledward Kaapana – The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Apr 11 2014

Ledward Kaapana – The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Ledward Kaapana is widely acknowledged to be one of the most exciting and accomplished players in ki ho’alu, or slack key guitar style. Playing in open-chord and other alternate tunings, Led’s two-finger picking and alternating bass is reminiscent of the great blues and country guitarists, but with the licks and harmonies typical of Hawaiian traditional music. His playing is loose and improvisational, and his repertoire encompasses both quiet, beautiful melodies and rip-roaring show-stoppers with lightning-fast licks and fancy picking. The beauty of the slack key style is that it’s made up of simple chords and melodies, but an accomplished...

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Guitar Building Blocks: Creating Easy Song Arrangements

Mar 29 2014

Guitar Building Blocks: Creating Easy Song Arrangements

The beauty of the guitar is not necessarily based on advanced and highly technical playing skills. Interesting and unusual arrangements can be created with very simple ideas, as long as you have some knowledge and an elementary understanding of the guitar. On this DVD lesson, Happy takes some easy songs and shows you how to transform them into beautiful show pieces using interesting right-hand patterns, altered chords and chord substitutions, ornamentation, harmonized scales and other very basic but useful techniques. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll be able to do with the simplest folk songs. This is what you...

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Chart Hits Of ’01-’02 (Tab book)

Mar 23 2014

Chart Hits Of ’01-’02 (Tab book)

This outstanding collection assembles two dozen of the most popular hits. Chart Hits Of ’01-’02 for voice, piano and guitar chords. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 2001-2002 Best pop Songs includes over 20 Billboard-charting hits from pop artists like Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Pink, Train. Songs include: Hero – Enrique Iglesias Thank You – Dido Follow Me – Uncle Kracker Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack If You’re Gone – Matchbox Twenty Nobody Wants To Be Lonely – Ricky...

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Alan Dworsky – Secrets of the Hand: Soloing Strategies for Hand Drummers

Mar 21 2014

Alan Dworsky – Secrets of the Hand: Soloing Strategies for Hand Drummers

This book is for advanced hand drummers who want to play complex solos using simple sequences of hand strokes. Whether you play Djembe, conga, or ashiko, the practical hand-pattern strategies explained here will help you get the most out of your hands with the least amount of effort. And whether you want to solo in a traditional African or Afro-Cuban ensemble, in a drum circle, in a band, or in your living room along with your favorite CDs, Secrets of the Hand will help you take your playing to the next level. The book is organized into two main...

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Robert R. Pinkman – Bagpipe Tuition Close-Up DVD & Virtual Tutor Book

Mar 09 2014

Robert R. Pinkman – Bagpipe Tuition Close-Up DVD & Virtual Tutor Book

Everything you need to know and everything you need to play properly is explained and demonstrated in these two dvd’s. All the fingering techniques and movements are shown to you in close up detail and played very slowly for easy understanding. The notation of how all these movements are written are explained in detail and I then play them for you to hear how they should sound. Bobby has been a pipe major of several pipe bands with varying degrees of success and developed a tuition program that should be totally fool proof. There are no “grey areas” in...

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Modern Drummer Festival 2006

Feb 18 2014

Modern Drummer Festival 2006

On September 16 and 17, 2006, The Modern Drummer Festival Weekend returned to the incredible New Jersey Performing Arts Center for its most ambitious festival ever. Sixteen drummers and percussionists performed with more than twenty musicians making for one of the most exciting festival weekends in its eighteen-year history. Backstage, while these incredible performances were taking place, each artist was interviewed at a practice kit. Each in-depth interview features playing and demonstration, as well as discussion on technique, warming up, their MD Fest performance and much more. And for the first time ever on any MD Festival, drummers interviewed...

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