Amelia Maciszewski – How to Play the Sitar

Jun 18 2015

Amelia Maciszewski – How to Play the Sitar

The Sitar is most well know to the Western World as the instrument of India. Although it is believed that the Sitar has existed in its current form since the 1700’s its popularity among the West is a very recent phenomenon. Musicians such as George Harrison of the Beatles and Ravi Shankar helped popularize the instrument during the late 60’s and early 70’s. With its beautiful Eastern melodies, the Sitar became an easily recognizable instrument in Western Popular culture. Although the majority of its melodies are played on only a few strings, the Sitar is a very complicated instrument...

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Mark John Sternal – Easy Guitar Scales

Jun 17 2015

Mark John Sternal – Easy Guitar Scales

MJS – Easy Guitar Scales – Over 50 Common and Exotic Scales and Modes For Guitar. Scales are the foundation of music and can be found in every known culture. With all styles of modern music, scales are the heartbeat, breath and soul of the guitar solo, the guitar riff and even the vocal melody! This video course includes every guitar scale you’ve ever wanted to learn – presented in a simple root to octave format, starting with basic scales, such as major, minor, pentatonic and blues, and then progressing into patterns that span all musical styles and cultures,...

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Stefan Grossman – Bottleneck Blues Guitar

Jun 14 2015

Stefan Grossman – Bottleneck Blues Guitar

This 82 minute dvd is a MUST for anyone interested in bottleneck blues guitar. It is a complete survey of country blues bottleneck styles and techniques featuring rare footage of Son House, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb and Bukka White. Left hand playing techniques are discussed as well as choice of bottleneck/slide. Playing in Open G (Spanish) and Open D (Vestapol) tunings are explored. Stefan Grossman has been devoted to blues guitar in every form since the early sixties and has probably delved more deeply into the form than just about anybody on the planet. As for this DVD, it...

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Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Vol. 3 – Repertoire

May 28 2015

Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Vol. 3 – Repertoire

Brozman digs deeper into the bottleneck blues repertoire with this exploration of major and minor keys in open and standard tunings. He covers traditional styles of Bukka White, Tampa Red, Charlie Patton and other Delta masters. Songs: “Old Dog Blues,” “Jitterbug Swing,” “Denver Blues,” “Cypress Grove,” “Telegram Blues,” “Pony Blues,” more. If you’re new to bottleneck playing, I’d recommend starting with disc one in the series. It will give you the bedrock basic techniques that are used extensively in these more advanced lessons. These discs provide additional techniques and licks that can be mixed and matched to play or...

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Fingerpicking Standards – 17 Songs

May 23 2015

Fingerpicking Standards – 17 Songs

Fingerpicking Standards: 17 Songs Arranged for Solo Guitar in Standard Notation & Tablature. This is a good resource for guitarists that have at least 1 to 2 years playing experience – preferably with fingerstyle technique. The arrangements are fairly simple and not too difficult to play. They’re generally played in first position with the odd excursion further up the fretboard. The arrangements in this book are carefully written for intermediate-level guitarists. Each solo combines melody and harmony in one superb fingerpicking arrangement. The book includes an easy introduction to basic fingerstyle guitar, and 17 fantastic songs. The songs are...

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vGuitar Lessons Archive

May 11 2015

vGuitar Lessons Archive

Here is for your attention a very nice set of guitar lessons from British guitarist Ben Lowrey. 58 video lessons include a variety of compositions known rock bands and artists such as:  AC/DC, Aerosmith, Chuck Berry, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, Extreme, Gary Moore, Green Day, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Lynrd Skynrd, Metallica, Nirvana, Oasis, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Eagles and other. All lessons have a small embedded window with tabs, easy to understand. The set also includes lessons of guitar tuning, guitar basics, some techniques and so on....

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Gil Sharone – Wicked Beats (Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Drumming)

Apr 30 2015

Gil Sharone – Wicked Beats (Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Drumming)

Gil Sharone’s “Wicked Beats” is a complete guide to the Jamaican drumming styles of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. Gil Sharone takes you on a musical journey through these styles and explores some of the earlier styles that helped shape them including African Nyabingi and Burru drumming. Gil introduces and demonstrates classic “riddims” that are essential for achieving an authentic sound. With instructional breakdowns, stellar performances, detailed eBook and in-depth commentary, you will be able to fully grasp what these highly influential styles have to offer and apply them to your own playing! In this DVD you find how to...

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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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