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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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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Guitar Backing Tracks

Apr 05 2016

Guitar Backing Tracks

We’ve got a most excellent collection of guitar backing tracks, jam tracks, guitar minus tracks, guitar play alongs for you to download in MP3 format. Choose from our most popular selections, such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and many more. The long list of guitar backing tracks will be sure to provide you with your favourite tunes and give you the opportunity to listen as you learn to play. This set includes almost every style: Rock, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Metal, Funk and so on… Specially for FastStrings.com fans. Our entire guitar backing tracks is high quality, almost...

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Yinon Muallem – Arabic Percussion

Apr 01 2016

Yinon Muallem – Arabic Percussion

On this unique and personal instructional DVD, Instructor Yinon Muallem teaches 5 different Arab percussion instruments: Darbuka (also known as Doumbek), Riqq, Mazhar, Duff and Zils, with a greater focus on the Darbuka and the Riqq. The video starts with the basics, and continues with the teaching of popular rhythms, so that even people with no previous experience whatsoever in music can become proficient on these drums. The video is easy to follow, and the instructions are very clear. As the lessons progress, you will learn nine different rhythms. The concluding segment of the video includes a review of...

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Ray Nijenhuis – 50 Western Swing Licks You Must Know

Mar 25 2016

Ray Nijenhuis – 50 Western Swing Licks You Must Know

Uptempo, highly improvised and extremely guitar-centric Western Swing music pools influences from hillbilly bluegrass, raunchy Texas blues, pre-bebop jazz swing and early rock and roll to produce an infectious sound that, to this very day, gets people up on the dance floor and keeps them there all night long. Spend some time in the shed with Ray Nijenhuis’ 50 Western Swing Licks You MUST Know to get yourself off of the dance floor and up on the bandstand. Ray expertly guides you through an impressive array of guitaristic techniques and ear-pleasing harmonic approaches that you’ll put to immediate use...

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Free Drumless Tracks

Mar 14 2016

Free Drumless Tracks

Drumless Backing Tracks mp3 free download. It’s a dream for all drummers. Here is for your attention drumless backing tracks, jam tracks, or drum minus mp3 tracks, drumless play alongs or whatever you want to call them. The largest collection of tracks for drummers. This set includes almost every style: Rock, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Metal, Funk and so on… You fill it, the drums are completely absent. All drumless songs in high quality and available for download. Those tracks were collected specially for FastStrings fans. No matter which style you play or what skills you got. If you’re playing...

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Paulo Mattioli – Hands on Drumming Volume 3

Mar 04 2016

Paulo Mattioli – Hands on Drumming Volume 3

With this series of DVDs, anyone can learn to play hand drums without learning to read music. First, you simply watch the rhythm being played with the Players Eye View Camera, (no transposing left hand for right!) then sing along with the rhythm as it appears on the screen just like the words of a song. Finally you play along as each part is demonstrated slowly and clearly on the drum. Session 3 contains a study guide; fundamental keys to developing rhythm and essential drumming skills; 18 rhythm patterns with signals, two rhythm arrangements of Soli and Liberte; and...

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Drum Solos Revisited

Feb 11 2016

Drum Solos Revisited

Drum Solos Revisited, features 15 of the hottest NYC percussionists showcasing beginner, intermediate and advanced solos on congas, bongos and timbales. In this update/companion piece to the classic, three-volume Drum Solos series, Ralph Irizarri hosts as fifteen of New York City’s best session and club percussionists take Latin drumming to the extreme while laying down solo tracks on the congas, bongos, and timbales. With a variety of solos ranging from beginner level to intermediate and advanced levels, these fifteen soloists allow aspiring percussionists to play along with the very best. Featured percussionists include Pedro Martinez, Samuel Torres, Orlando Vega,...

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