Guem – Percu Danse

Aug 24 2011

Guem – Percu Danse

Guem, an Algerian-born professional percussionist and actively perform recording albums consisting completely of musical rhythm tracks. In these compositions, one can hear various ethnic percussion instruments, a fusion of traditions of different nations and difficult rhythmic patterns. The highest level of performance due to the vast experience Guem – since 1960 (the year of immigration to France), he accompanied various jazz masters of the time, but improving from 1973 to his solo work. On the DVD presented performances in Sannois (November 2003) and Saint Malo (February 2004), video tutorials, which Guem shows his technique for playing the djembe, darbuka,...

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Pandit Sadanand Naiampalli – Theory and Practice of Tabla

Aug 22 2011

Pandit Sadanand Naiampalli – Theory and Practice of Tabla

Video lessons of playing the tabla from Pandit Sadanand Naiampalli. This course designed for musicians with level from Intermediate to Advanced. At the beginning of the disc is given a brief “alphabet” (bols) to record the rhythms (taals). At the beginning of each chapter before playing taals described appropriate bols. Video and audio quality is certainly not great. But publishers of disk are put a lot of cool stuff. Mr Naimpalli received his training from one of the great educators of tabla, Pandit Taranath Rao. Taranathji’s analysis of the repertoire of tabla was based in logic and practicality and...

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Anand Ramanujam – Learn To Play Tabla

Aug 20 2011

Anand Ramanujam – Learn To Play Tabla

The Tabla is a drum from India and is most closely associated with Hindustani shastriya sangeet from North India. It is said that the Tabla came from the ancient double headed drum, the pakhawaj. The repartoire and knowledge that the Tabla encompasses is as vast as the ocean and dates back to as far as 4000 years ago. This DVD is dedicated to the fond memory of the legendary Tabla player Late Ustad Allah Rakha, the doyen of the Punjab Gharana. Anand Ramanujam, one of his senior disciple makes learning the tabla very simple and interesting, explaining the finer...

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Happy Traum – Easy Steps To Guitar Fingerpicking Volume 1

Jul 19 2011

Happy Traum – Easy Steps To Guitar Fingerpicking Volume 1

Drawing on four decades of teaching experience, Happy Traum has devised this nearly foolproof method to help you get off to a great start. He trains you to “rewire your brain” so that playing in this style becomes second nature. Happy also imparts invaluable information about finger picks, string damping, Travis style picking and other important topics. DVD 1 starts you from scratch. The simple children’s song “Skip to My Lou” helps you learn the basic concepts before you move on to fingerpicking standards such as “Spike Driver’s Blues,” “Green, Green Rocky Road,” “Staggerlee,” “Nine Pound Hammer” and “Hobo’s...

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Jeremy Williams – Remembering How to Drum: Djembe Technique

Jun 24 2011

Jeremy Williams – Remembering How to Drum: Djembe Technique

We are all drummers… and our first jam sessions date back to a duet of heartbeats in the womb. It may be that you have forgotten, or simply lost touch with the drummer that you truly are: the lessons on the disc will begin the process of remembering how to drum. This DVD is carefully designed to reinforce basic djembe technique and provide a solid foundation for learning the rich tradition of djembe. I believe real freedom comes from technical mastery, as technique is the practice of bringing the true voice out of a thing. Studying djembe offers such...

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B. Sivaramakrishna Rao – Learn To Play Sitar

Jun 05 2011

B. Sivaramakrishna Rao – Learn To Play Sitar

The Sitar is one of the most popular instruments in Hindustani shastriya sangeet and is a versatile instrument. Its ability to produce a deeply emotive tone that is very close to the human voice agility and liveliness has made it a very sought after instrument. Sitar music has been patronized for about 700 years and the fact that it is still being practiced today with dedication and passion is a testimony to its grandeur. This DVD of “Learning the Sitar” comprises basic lessons on playing the Sitar by Sri B. Siva Ramakrishna Rao, a disciple of late Ustad. Ahmed...

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Zan McLeod – Learn To Play the Irish Bouzouki

Jun 04 2011

Zan McLeod – Learn To Play the Irish Bouzouki

The bouzouki is a vital part of the instrumental line-up of many Irish session and performing bands, Zan McLeod, one of the Celtic music world’s most talented bouzouki players, accompanists and arrangers, has created a lesson that is comprehensive enough to be of great value to beginners and experienced players alike. With the help of button Accordion virtuoso Billy McComisky, Zan explores the bouzouki through the study of traditional reels, jigs and slip jigs. You’ll learn to play in several keys using ringing drone strings, moving lines, chord substitutions, harmonized scales and counter melodies, all designed to enhanced your...

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Gay McKeon & Nollaig MacCarthaigh – The Art of Uilleann Piping: Volume 1

Jun 03 2011

Gay McKeon & Nollaig MacCarthaigh – The Art of Uilleann Piping: Volume 1

Gay McKeon and Nollaig MacCarthaigh take you through the initial stages of learning to play the pipes. In clearly defined sections, they demonstrate the basic steps and show you note by note the fingering and playing of 6 tunes, as well as some of the technique commonly used by pipers. The DVD is packed with invaluable information and tips for the beginner and contains a section on problem solving as well as 7 further tunes which you can add to your repertoire. The accompanying manual contains notation of all the tunes, tips on problem solving and other useful information....

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David Hudson – Making & Playing Didgeridoo

Jun 01 2011

David Hudson – Making & Playing Didgeridoo

Firstly in ‘Making and playing the didgeridoo’ David shows us how he selects a tree strips and paints the didgeridoo. He also presents his vituoso method of playing the oldest wind instrument in the world. Then in ‘Bush tucker bush art bush life’ you can join David as he takes you to Jowelbinna – Cape York. See ancient rock art and learn ancestrial methods used for making spears and bush tucker. Its a slice of life in the oldest living culture in the world. Language: English Country: Australia Running time: 00:24:12 Quality: DVDRip Video: XviD, 3758 Kbps, 720×480, 16/9,...

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Dave Weckl Walfredo Reyes Sr. – Drums & Percussions Working it Out (Part 1, 2)

Dec 10 2010

Dave Weckl Walfredo Reyes Sr. – Drums & Percussions Working it Out (Part 1, 2)

This video demonstrates how drums and percussion work together to create a groove. You see Dave and Walfredo work out parts for different feels and styles of music and then watch a band perform them. In addition, Dave and Walfredo solo and show off some pretty fiery playing. Many styles are covered, from reggae to various Latin rhythms. Includes some great solos from Dave and Walfredo’s unique drum set playing which integrates Latin percussion on the drumkit. Intermediate to advanced. This is not only a useful instructional video that illustrates the basics of drumming with a percussionist, but it...

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