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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Mendoza International Drum Fest 2005

Sep 29 2011

Mendoza International Drum Fest 2005

The Mendoza International Drum Fest is a festival that was held over a weekend in the Argentinian state Mendoza in 2005, it was organized by drummer Gustavo Meli, a world known drummer that played in modern drummer festival. The dvd features Marco Minnemann’s full performance, including an over 40 minute drum solo, it also features Meli’s entire performance. That was amazing show and drummers from all over the world must see it. Great solos, incredible drummers and a lot of positive emotions, don’t miss a chance to watch this. Friday, 17th June: Oscar Giunta Jazz Trio with Christian Galvez...

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The Ultimate Drummers Weekend 11

Aug 28 2011

The Ultimate Drummers Weekend 11

Billed as the continent’s biggest and most popular drumming festival, and one of the largest gatherings of drummers in the world, “TUDW” is an annual event that brings together top drummers from around the world for three days of wall-to-wall concerts and workshops. Both TUDW 10 and TUDW 11 offer extensive footage of the events’ performances and drum clinics as well as interviews and special behind-the-scenes coverage. TUDW 11 (2003) features Vera Figueiredo, John Blackwell, Thomas Lang, Jimmy DeGrasso, Andrew Gander, King Marong, Pete Drummond, Gustavo Meli, Alex Deegan and Ryan Menezes. The biggest and most popular drum festival...

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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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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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