Aaron Gilmartin – Easy Steps to Bossa Nova Guitar

Jun 30 2012

Aaron Gilmartin – Easy Steps to Bossa Nova Guitar

The distinctive sound of Brazilian bossa nova guitar has permeated the musical landscape for fifty years, influencing singers, instrumentalists and songwriters throughout the world. Based on a melding of jazz voicings and samba rhythms, this gently swinging fingerpicking-based style will bring new colors and rhythms to all your guitar accompaniments and solos. Aaron Gilmartin builds your bossa nova guitar technique step-by-step, providing chordal exercises, melodic passages and syncopated picking along with invaluable guitar advice and musical knowledge. He opens the lesson with his original song, Hold the Place, based around a typical four-chord progression that will give your playing...

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Frank Briggs – Complete Modern Drum Set

May 14 2012

Frank Briggs – Complete Modern Drum Set

Addressing a multitude of styles such as jazz, Latin, rock, R&B, African and more, Frank Briggs presents masterful performances and concepts to guide your playing to a higher plane while improving your technique and raising your awareness of cutting edge concepts such as metric modulation, displaced beats, polyrhythms, and more. This DVD features complete performances of Red Moon, Home, Along the Mohawk, Sketch/Electric and more. It includes over 115 minutes of drumming and is the perfect companion to the Complete Modern Drum Set Book (nearly every page in the book is performed… including page headers and pattern numbers for...

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Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Volume 2

Apr 17 2012

Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Volume 2

The learning continues as Happy Traum takes you, step-by-step, through three more classic American songs, building each one from its simplest chord-and-strum accompaniment (a perfect jumping-off point for the beginning player) to a fully realized performance piece complete with melody notes, bass lines, chord substitutions, harmonies, picking techniques and improvisations. Drawing on his nearly 50 years of teaching experience, Happy systematically introduces elements to each song that will help give you a better command of the fretboard. At the same time you’ll be adding wonderful material to your repertoire, building your right and left hand technique and improving your...

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Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Vol. 1

Apr 14 2012

Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Vol. 1

Here’s the first in a two-DVD lesson series that will be deeply satisfying for any acoustic guitarist who wants to move beyond simple chords and easy strums. Beginning and intermediate players will quickly gain an understanding of guitar basics through the process of building compelling arrangements of well-known, much-loved traditional songs. In an instructional tour de force, Happy details each step, starting with a simple version of each song and then slowly adding chord substitutions, bass lines, harmonies, fill-in licks, fingerpicking patterns and other techniques that eventually create a fully-formed performance piece. By the time you have completed these...

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Modern Drummer Festival 2011

Jan 11 2012

Modern Drummer Festival 2011

Modern Drummer Festival 2011 took place at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. In a program packed with amazing performances and insightful educational segments, Gil Sharone (Stolen Babies/Dillinger Escape Plan) expands on concepts found in his Wicked Beats DVD Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Herbie Hancock/Dr. Dre) performs in hip-hop and fusion styles (with guest percussionist Taku Hirano), jazz innovator Jeff “Tain” Watts presents an incredible set with his stellar quartet, prog/metal star Aquiles Priester performs a blistering set of songs from Hangar and Freakeys, and, finally, drum superstar Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez performs with The New World Order, an...

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Gospel Chops – Shed Sessionz Volume 2

Dec 03 2011

Gospel Chops – Shed Sessionz Volume 2

This second edition to the flagships series from Gospelchops.com features a two-disc set full of multicamera scenes that will fill your hunger for monster drumming. Features Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce), Ronald Bruner Jr. (Stanley Clarke, MD Festival ’06), and Doobie Powell along with a fresh crop of young gospel musicians that will wow you from beginning to end. This epic release also includes instructional clips, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the hottest drummers in the country. Featuring: Ronald Bruner Jr. Dave Elitch Justin Brown Doobie Powell Nikkie Glaspie Jonathan Davis Billy Powell Laron “Skeeter” McMillian “Third” Lil’ Nick Smith Dexter...

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John Carlini – Chord Solo Guitar Volume 2

Nov 22 2011

John Carlini – Chord Solo Guitar Volume 2

John Carlini s a musical Renaissance man. He embraces all styles of music with an understanding and passion that is evident every time he picks up his guitar. His influences range from guitarists like Andres Segovia, Django Reinhardt and Lenny Breau, to pianist Bill Evans & saxophonist John Coltrane. Carlini has the uncanny ability to incorporate all these styles & make them his own. John truly has music in his blood. His father was a violonist in the New York Philharmonic, while his mother was a virtuoso piano player. John graduated from Berklee School of Music & went on...

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A Musical Journey with John Carlini

Nov 19 2011

A Musical Journey with John Carlini

John Carlini graduated from the Berklee School of Music, was the Musical Director for the “Ice Capades”, the guitarist for the road company of “Grease” and has played Bluegrass with his friends Tex Logan, Bill Keith, David Grisman & Tony Rice for many years. Travel through musical time with John Carlini and learn about such diverse topics as “Time and the Metronome”, “the Mighty Tritone”, “the John Coltrane/Bill Monroe connection”, “Bach and the Acoustic Guitar”, and other exciting concepts all designed to help improve your own technique and musicianship! John’s teaching technique is “one of a kind”. There is...

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Tony Trischka – Essential Practice Techniques for Bluegrass Banjo

Oct 15 2011

Tony Trischka – Essential Practice Techniques for Bluegrass Banjo

Here’s a lesson that’s a “must-have” for all bluegrass banjo players. Tony Trischka, who has been called “one of the most inventive banjo players alive” by Billboard Magazine, has recorded a nuts and bolts practice session that is designed to improve your timing, strengthen your hands and help you play with precision, power and rhythmic sophistication. It is filled with exercises, etudes and workouts for both your left and right hand, covering many of the building blocks of bluegrass banjo. This in-depth workout will enable you to achieve sinewy slides, crisp pull-offs, powerful hammer-ons and locked-in right hand patterns....

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Mickey Cochran – An Intro to the Octave Mandolin

Oct 13 2011

Mickey Cochran – An Intro to the Octave Mandolin

This DVD’s objective is to offer a complete overview of the octave mandolin. From a basic point of reference, offering set-up instructions and proper positioning for both right hand and left to a more advanced level covering many new bluegrass, folk, fiddle, celtic and contemporary tunes while offering up essential techniques. With this DVD, you’ll learn all of your basic chord positions, which cover most major keys, and the proper fingering for each chord and all of your basic scale patterns within these same keys giving the octave mandolinist all the tools necessary to jam with others or even...

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