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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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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David Hamburger – 50 Jazz-Blues Licks You Must Know

May 13 2015

David Hamburger – 50 Jazz-Blues Licks You Must Know

50 of the baddest, bopping-est, funkiest and bluesiest licks you must know. The path from pentatonic sameness to heavy jazzed blues catitude often appears strewn with mystifying theoretical explanations and effete bossa renditions of “The Days of Wine and Roses.” Feh! David Hamburger’s 50 Jazz-Blues Licks You MUST Know cuts right to the chase, offering up some of the baddest, bopping-est, funkiest and bluesiest ways to navigate through any shuffle, boogaloo, minor blues or jazz-blues chord changes. Hamburger digs deep into the 50s and 60s, when labels like Blue Note, Prestige and Riverside were serving up the funky, down-home...

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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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John Riley – The Art of Bop Drumming

May 09 2015

John Riley – The Art of Bop Drumming

Well-known for his creative flexibility and musicianship, John Riley has worked with such jazz mainstays as Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie or Miles Davis. This method includes solos, patterns, tips, and exercises in time playing, comping, soloing, and brushes. Also included are Jazz essentials and charts. The CD included features exercise examples and play along tunes with Bob Mintzer (tenor saxophone), Phill Markowitz (piano), James Genus (bass), and John Riley (drums). The Art of Bop Drumming has been split into 7 main sections – time playing, comping, soloing, brushes, more jazz essentials, charts, and the appendix. Every section is packed...

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Francis Rocco Prestia – Fingerstyle Funk

May 01 2015

Francis Rocco Prestia – Fingerstyle Funk

At last, bass players around the world are allowed a rare, in-depth look into the style and technique of one of the most influential electric bassists of our time. In a logical step-by-step approach, Tower of Power bassist Francis Rocco Prestia clearly explains his percussive “ghosting & muting” techniques and demonstrates the importance of a “balanced” bass line. Twelve Tower of Power tunes are used to illustrate his approach to funk & half-time shuffles, straight-8th, 16th-note and 12/8 funk, ballads and more.Each example is presented in it’s fundamental form, then he elaborates one step at a time so you...

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