Fred Sokolow – Travis Picking for Beginners

Mar 27 2015

Fred Sokolow – Travis Picking for Beginners

Merle Travis’ brilliant fingerpicking style inspired Chet Atkins and generations of country, folk, bluegrass and rock guitarists. Travis picking is a very complete use of the guitar: when you play steady, alternating bass notes with your thumb and pick melodies with your fingers you’re playing lead, rhythm and bass all by yourself. But how do you keep that thumb-bass independent so it doesn’t get derailed when your fingers pick the melody? Fred makes it easy for beginners or intermediate guitarists by breaking it all down and taking each song step by step. First you learn the melody, then add...

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Rick Kvistad – Accent Studies And Etudes For Percussion

Mar 16 2015

Rick Kvistad – Accent Studies And Etudes For Percussion

Play all studies slowly enough to be comfortable and relaxed. Gradually increase the tempo, but stay relaxed. Use the metronomic markings on the etudes as a goal for that Etude and corresponding Study. Rick Kvistad has been the principal percussionist and Associate Principal Timpanist of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1980. Before that he had the same title with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has performed on numerous recordings such as the Star Wars Trilogy by John Williams. Rick has had an interest in combining musical elements of classical, world music and jazz through his involvement with diverse...

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Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Vol. 2 – Advanced Technique

Feb 03 2015

Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Vol. 2 – Advanced Technique

A complete toolbox to dramatically increase your repertoire and enhance your blues arrangements and improvisations. Bob provides both a historical and a technical analysis of the styles and innovations originally created by Robert Johnson, Son House, Charlie Patton and other Delta slide masters. Songs: “Come on in My Kitchen,” “Delta Memories” and “Rollin’ and Tumblin’.” Intermediate. Splendid DVD tutorial by an outstanding musician. Highly recommended to anyone interested in learning slide guitar. These DVDs, along with volume one, are hands down the best available if you want to play authentic pre-war style blues slide guitar. Bob Brozman is an...

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Fred Sokolow – Rockabilly Guitar

Jan 30 2015

Fred Sokolow – Rockabilly Guitar

Fred Sokolow is an extremely versatile musician. Although he is most often seen playing jazz guitar and singing in Los Angeles night spots, he is just as likely to turn up playing 5 string banjo at bluegrass festivals or rock guitar at studio sessions. You may even spot him playing Resonator Guitar or mandolin on various folk revivals seen on cable and public television. Besides soloing as a jazz guitarist/vocalist, Fred also has fronted his own jazz, bluegrass and rock bands. He has toured with Bobbie Gentry, Jim Stafford and The Limeliters. He has performed in such diverse settings...

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Paul Mehling – Learn To Play Django-Style Gypsy Jazz Guitar Vol. 2 Soloing

Jan 09 2015

Paul Mehling – Learn To Play Django-Style Gypsy Jazz Guitar Vol. 2 Soloing

Paul Mehling – Learn To Play Django-Style Gypsy Jazz Guitar Volume 2 Soloing. They don’t call it “hot guitar” for nothing! The driving style pioneered by Django Reinhardt and other Gypsy players became one of the dominant sounds in jazz during the thirties and forties, and its influence is still strongly felt today. Paul Mehling knows the style as well as anyone, and he takes it apart in detail for the learning player. A band won’t swing without a strong rhythm section, and the powerful guitar accompaniment that typifies the Gypsy style is the foundation of this terrific lesson....

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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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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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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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