Tom Kolb – Amazing Phrasing

Sep 26 2015

Tom Kolb – Amazing Phrasing

This book/CD pack explores all the main components necessary for crafting well-balanced rhythmic and melodic phrases. It also explains how these phrases are put together to form cohesive solos. Many styles are covered rock, blues, jazz, fusion, country, Latin, funk and more and all of the concepts are backed up with musical examples. The 50 ideas are divided into five main sections: The Basics covers fundamental but all too often forgotten techniques, such as slurs and vibrato, that can breathe new life into your phrases; Melodic Concepts explores various aspects of melodic phrasing, such as motifs, chromaticism and sequences;...

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Gary Willis – Ultimate Ear Training for Guitar and Bass

Sep 11 2015

Gary Willis – Ultimate Ear Training for Guitar and Bass

Gary Willis is well known within the bass community as one of its shining lights. He is a fierily original soloist and has a virtuosic technique that allows him to lay down some of the funkiest 16th note grooves out there. He is also an original thinker too – just about anything he has to say on the topic of the bass guitar is worth listening to. The book starts off simply with major scale intervals and labels. It progresses to the minor scale and the intervals within the minor scales. And from there it moves to chromatic intervals....

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Adam Levy – 50 Low-Down Rhythms You Must Know

Sep 05 2015

Adam Levy – 50 Low-Down Rhythms You Must Know

Wanna suck the groove out of any of your favorite rock, blues, soul or funk hit songs from the 60’s on forward? Mute the rhythm guitar part. Case closed. Consummate guitarist, educator and composer Adam Levy is your groove guide for these 50 Low-Down Rhythms You MUST Know. Adam is also a rhythm fanatic and monster player thereof, “Rhythm is the basis for all great guitar playing. The better your understanding of rhythm concepts, the deeper your groove. The deeper your groove, the better everything you play sounds.” Throughout 50 Low-Down Rhythms, Adam guides you on an illuminating learning...

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Dave Rubin – Power Trio Blues Guitar

Aug 15 2015

Dave Rubin – Power Trio Blues Guitar

This book/CD pack details how to play electric guitar in a trio with bass and drums. Boogie, shuffle and slow blues rhythms, licks, double stops, chords and bass patterns are presented for full and exciting blues. A CD with the music examples performed by a smokin’ power trio is included for play-along instruction and jamming. The music styles of Chicago and Texas bluesmen are presented along with rare photos of these musicians with their favourite axes. This new edition features even more blues styles – funk, soul and jazz – all with new music examples and recordings! Format: PDF...

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Don Mock – Artful Arpeggios

Aug 06 2015

Don Mock – Artful Arpeggios

Fingerings and Applications for Guitar. Expand your playing and your imagination with these essential arpeggios! With this pack, players will learn: arpeggio fingerings; major, minor, dominant and altered dominant sounds; bi-tonal arpeggios; arpeggios from major, minor, melodic minor and harmonic minor scales; and much more! The book features standard notation and tab, and the CD includes 78 demonstration tracks. It’s a beginning to intermediate book but don’t let that deter you from buying it. 1st off on the CD he talks you through what he’s doing. That’s very important because there will be times when you are listening without...

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Andy Aledort – In Deep: How To Play Reggae & Funk (Guitar World)

Jul 13 2015

Andy Aledort – In Deep: How To Play Reggae & Funk (Guitar World)

In the How to Play Reggae & Funk DVD, Guitar instructor Andy Aledort teaches you how to play classic reggae rhythms, chord progressions and music in the style of Bob Marley. Plus, he shows you all the syncopated grooves and hot chords used in the funkiest R&B. It’s an incredible two-for-one deal! This is a very straight forward introduction to funk and reggae with some repertoire building song examples. Andy Aledort always does an excellent job. This not very deep but is great for people who want to get these techiniques ‘under their fingers’. For the best Funk video...

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Buzz Feiten – Funky Rhythm Guitar

Jul 06 2015

Buzz Feiten – Funky Rhythm Guitar

Watch, Listen and learn as Buzz Feiten breaks down funky rhythm guitar into three major components – the right-hand “engine,’ the melody, and the chord voicing – while he teaches grooves in five different styles. Hendrix/Mayfield double stop, chicken pickin’/New Orleans, James Brown, fusion samba, and Cornell Dupree. The DVD features a PDF file with transcriptions of the musical examples for additional help. The cover suggests that it teaches the rhythm styles of Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, Cornell Dupree, and the guitarists on the James Brown records. This is true if you realize that Buzzy’s style was influenced by all...

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T. M. Stevens – Heavy and Funky Bass Techniques

Jun 24 2015

T. M. Stevens – Heavy and Funky Bass Techniques

T. M. Stevens’ combination of rock, funk, and everything in between is like no other. A longtime session player who has worked with artists such as James Brown, Joe Cocker, and Billy Joel, Stevens is one of the most respected bass players in the industry. In this video, he explores his unique style of playing, going in-depth into his approach to the bass guitar. Stevens covers all the bases as he takes you on a wild journey into his world of heavy metal funk. Topics include: holding the bass, finger positions, slapping, harmonics, sounds and effects, playing is different...

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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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Ross Bolton – Funk Rhythm Guitar

May 14 2015

Ross Bolton – Funk Rhythm Guitar

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, this indispensable guide will show you how to master the art of the groove! Instructor Ross Bolton has developed a clear, concise method that unravels the tricks and techniques at the heart of the unmistakable funk guitar sound. After laying down the fundamentals he moves on to cover the finer points: swing/straight 16th rhythm patterns, “hip-hop” grooves, classic funk chord voicings, single-note “bubble picking,” “skank” playing, and much more. You will learn to play both traditional and contemporary rhythm guitar parts in the styles of James Brown, Earth, Wind &...

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