Monster Guitar Method Volume 2 – Novice

Jun 22 2016

Monster Guitar Method Volume 2 – Novice

Here is where you are going to learn how to move or ‘transpose’ all of the scales you learned in Volume 1 into different keys. You’ll be able to figure out what chords go with any given key (chord harmony). Also, you’ll be able to match major and minor scales in the same key (relative minor), as well as borrow notes or chords from different keys (parallel). You’ll get deeper into reading and playing rhythmic notation (up to sixteenth notes) and use it for some cool funk riffs as well as other jams. We’ve also got some other monster...

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At a Glance: Guitar Chords

Jun 20 2016

At a Glance: Guitar Chords

A first of its kind, the At a Glance series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional guitarist with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Each book/DVD features several lessons pertaining to one topic, and the DVD lessons feature on-screen music. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information. Guitar Chords – At a Glance features four lessons: Open Chords, Power Chords, Barre Chords, and Introduction to Seventh Chords. The DVD is filmed in high definition and features on-screen music. The best way to sum up this dvd/book is to say it is a...

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The Guitar of Pierre Bensusan – Volume Two

Jun 19 2016

The Guitar of Pierre Bensusan – Volume Two

Pierre Bensusan’ s sound and style confounds classification. It is profoundly original. His fingerprint is on it whether it is found in his earlier folk and Celtic-based renderings, his free-form improvisational material, or in settings, solo or ensemble. Undoubtedly, a word association game among guitarists would yield the instantaneous response, “DADGAD,” at the mention of Pierre’s name. Although DADGAD is Pierre’s “standard” tuning, he would rather his audiences forgot about that particular detail. His music reaches far beyond the idiom of a guitar played in a non-standard tuning. “I don’t look at music as being made for a specific...

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Martin Simpson – Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals DVD 3

Jun 12 2016

Martin Simpson – Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals DVD 3

Martin Simpson Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals Volume 3 – Developing Style & Repertoire. Martin teaches his complex arrangements to Donal Ogg, My Generous Lover, and Betsy the Serving Maid (all in Gsus4 tuning), The Coo Coo Bird in the spectacular mountain minor tuning, and the fiddle tune Miss McCloud’s Reel in the popular DADGAD tuning. Get ready to dig into more of Martin’s beautiful and compelling guitar arrangements in alternate tunings. He begins this third lesson with Donal Ogg and My Generous Lover, tunes that highlight the richness of G sus 4 tuning. Betsy the Serving Maid is first sung...

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Frank Vignola – Inversion Excursion Volume 1

May 31 2016

Frank Vignola – Inversion Excursion Volume 1

Frank is a great teacher and his courses are excellent. This one is no exception. He is a patient and gifted teacher. This class on chord inversions is another example of his excellent work. It does not go too fast for developing beginners and it includes information to aid even the most advanced players. This is another quality guitar educational video. Inversion Excursion will exponentially increase your chord, comping and rhythm pattern vocabulary. Instead of simply memorizing chord forms from a book, Inversion Excursion teaches you how to unleash chorus after chorus of fresh ideas by giving you a...

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Paul Pigat – Travis Picking: Hillbilly Fingerstyle Guitar

May 21 2016

Paul Pigat – Travis Picking: Hillbilly Fingerstyle Guitar

Let Paul Pigat (aka Cousin Harley) take you on a fun, easily accessible lesson through the techniques of Hillbilly Fingerstyle incorporating the styles of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore and Lenny Breau. This lesson is for the intermediate/advanced player. Paul Pigat is not only a great player but man, what a fantastic instructor!!! Here is Paul’s Travis Picking or, as he likes to call it, ‘Hillbilly Fingerstyle Guitar!’ Regardless of what you call it, Paul has put together a great, articulate lesson for anyone interested in this style of playing that will surely be as popular as his...

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Happy Traum Teaches Seven Classic Bob Dylan Songs

May 14 2016

Happy Traum Teaches Seven Classic Bob Dylan Songs

Happy Traum’s long association with Bob Dylan makes him the perfect instructor to teach these seven Dylan favorites. In nearly three hours of in-depth guitar instruction, he helps you build guitar skills while passing along his unique historical insights and first-hand perspective on the music. Happy shows novice guitarists the basic chords for each of these classic songs, then brings his arrangements to life with movable chord shapes, bass runs, harmony lines and other nuances that will add distinction to everything you play. Each song features a different fingerpicking approach: Traditional three-finger patterns, Travis-style swing, steady-bass blues, Carter Family...

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Gregg Bissonette – Musical Drumming in Different Styles

Apr 22 2016

Gregg Bissonette – Musical Drumming in Different Styles

Gregg Bissonette has carved an impressive niche as an outstanding all-round drummer equally at home with David Lee Roth and Joe Satriani as with Frank Gambale, Toto and Don Henley. In this unique 2-disc set Bissonette delves into his years of experience to show you how to be a more musical and versatile drummer. Ten stylistically diverse original songs that feature some of the world’s finest musicians are performed and discussed in detail. The special Camera Option allows you to control the camera that moves above the drums at any point during the performance. Three band tunes are offered...

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At a Glance: Scales and Modes

Apr 15 2016

At a Glance: Scales and Modes

A first of its kind, the At a Glance series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional guitarist with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Each book/DVD features several lessons pertaining to one topic, and the DVD lessons feature on-screen music. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information. Guitar Scales & Modes – At a Glance features four lessons, including: The Major Scale, The Minor Scale, The Minor Pentatonic Scale, and The Modes. Songs include: And I Love Her – The Beatles Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You – Led Zeppelin Bohemian Rhapsody –...

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Martin Simpson – Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals DVD 2

Apr 06 2016

Martin Simpson – Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals DVD 2

Martin Simpson Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals Volume 2 – Creating Your Own Arrangements. Martin explains how he creates the sounds for which he is so admired. He imparts invaluable information that will help the learning guitarist develop their own distinctive sound, while improving technique and musicianship. Working in alternate tunings, Martin covers a broad spectrum of songs, showing you how to find the basic melody and then fill out the arrangement. You’ll learn how to embellish tunes and move them into other octaves. This DVD helps to dramatically expand your ability to create you own unique arrangements. Martin Simpson’s compellingly...

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