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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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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Modern Drummer Festival 2010

Feb 03 2014

Modern Drummer Festival 2010

On May 22, 2010, the Modern Drummer Festival returned to the Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. The lineup for the 2010 Festival featured world-class drumming artists of all styles: the aggressively complex attack of progressive star Chris Pennie (Coheed & Cambria, Dillinger Escape Plan), a stylistically diverse set from Nashville session master Shannon Forrest (Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts), the unstoppable groove of Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live Band, Brecker Bros., Bruce Springsteen) and his band House of Diablo, the cutting-edge stylings of breakbeat/jam-band/jazz master Adam Dietch (John Scofield, Lettuce), the amazing...

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Al Petteway – Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar DVD 2

Jan 16 2014

Al Petteway – Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar DVD 2

Al Petteway – Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar #2 Alternate Tunings. Al Petteway continues his excellent lesson with five beautiful and evocative guitar instrumentals in the Celtic style. This time, he covers songs and effects that can be attained through a variety of tunings, including standard, dropped-D, open G and low C. Al shows you how to create your own arrangements by finding the melody within the chord structure, then fleshing it out with pipe-like drone notes, chord substitutions, moving bass lines, the rhythmic “Scottish Snap” and other Celtic-sounding elements. Embellishment techniques right hand rolls, hammers, pull-offs, etc help...

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Xavier Jimenez Climent – Metodo de cajon del nuevo flamenco

Jan 09 2014

Xavier Jimenez Climent – Metodo de cajon del nuevo flamenco

This is a interactive work with which it is possible to learn percussion using the flamenco cajon in an easy and enjoyable manner. The course is taught Xavier Jimenez Climent. He applies an teaching technique to this method, which allows students to learn the rhythmic percussion of the flamenco meter in a simple manner, without the need for any prior formal musical knowledge. It is illustrated with videos that feature musical scores and hi-fi sound, which show and explain the different techniques, rhythmic solmization and meters of the different flamenco palos (forms) in a very clear manner: Siguiriya, Solea,...

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Al Petteway: Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar DVD 1

Jan 06 2014

Al Petteway: Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar DVD 1

Al Petteway – Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar #1 DADGAD Tuning. Learn to play in DADGAD, the popular guitar tuning that gives many Celtic and British Isles instrumentals their special beauty and power. Al Petteway shows you how to play exquisite arrangements using droning bass notes, slides, bends, trills and other guitar tricks to imitate the haunting sounds of harps and pipes. This wonderful lesson by one of today’s most admired fingerstyle players is filled with invaluable insights into playing in Celtic style, from strongly syncopated rhythm strokes to the ringing, harp-like sounds of “cross-string” picking. You’ll learn to...

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Vinnie Kilduff – Learn To Play The Tin Whistle

Nov 25 2013

Vinnie Kilduff – Learn To Play The Tin Whistle

Famous virtuoso Irish flute (tin whistle) Vinnie Kilduff gives lessons at the same time, perhaps the simplest to master, beautiful and cheap musical instrument. Just take in mind – the cost of a simple tin whistle – from $3, which availbale almost for all musicians and newbies. With all this flute is easy to learn, has a distinct sound, and requires NO special skills to play it. Vinnie Kilduff took part in the recording of such giants of Irish music like Clannad and The Waterboys. In this video, he explained in detail and show everything you need to know...

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Fred Sokolow – The Music of Johnny Cash

Oct 22 2013

Fred Sokolow – The Music of Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash left us a wonderful country songbook, and in this one-hour and twenty minute lesson Fred shows you how to play and sing eight of Cash’s most popular gems.You’ll learn to back yourself up singing, using basic fingerpicking patterns and first position chords, with lots of bass runs thrown in. You’ll also learn to fingerpick a solo for each tune. Fred grew up with Johnny Cash’s music, and his natural, easy arrangements suit the material and are easy to learn. After playing and singing each song, Fred goes over any tricky techniques or runs, then he plays the...

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