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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Richie Kotzen – Young Guitar (September 2007)

Apr 28 2015

Richie Kotzen – Young Guitar (September 2007)

Offered to your attention video disc for the September 2007 issue of the journal for guitarists “Young Guitar”. In the video, a well-known guitarist Richie Kotzen talks about his new instrument, gives a few lessons, and shows some interesting melodies and techniques. Also on the disc there are lessons from Shane Gibson, who demonstrates his technique for seven string guitar. Extracts video and interviews with some Japanese guitar hero – Takayoshi Ohmura, who co-starred in a pair with an American singer named Doogie White. There is some vocal similarities to Ronnie James Dio, Joe Line Turner’s vocals and Yngwie…...

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Stephan Richter – Progressive Complete Learn to Play Bass Manual

Mar 22 2015

Stephan Richter – Progressive Complete Learn to Play Bass Manual

Complete Teach Yourself Bass Manual is suitable for beginners as well as for bass players who want to improve their skills. No previous knowledge of bass guitar playing or music is required. All techniques and music theory are gradually introduced in a very easy clear way. During the course of this book, you will learn bass lines using all of the common note and rest values used in music, along with patterns and grooves used by the world’s best bass players. A variety of styles and techniques are covered which are the foundation of today’s popular music including slapping...

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Max Milligan – Play Steve Cropper

Mar 22 2015

Max Milligan – Play Steve Cropper

The Play series… entertaining instructional programs illustrating the methods and techniques made famously recognizable by the world’s most outstanding guitarists, this release concentrates on one of the greatest figures in Memphis soul, Steve Cropper. Play Cropper is part of a series of instructional programs showing you how to play like the pros. This title focuses on the one and only Steve Cropper. Steve “The Colonel” Cropper, guitarist, songwriter and producer has been associated with numerous musical artists from Otis Redding to Wilson Pickett throughout his 50 years plus career. In 1996, was named “the greatest living guitar player” by...

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Billy Cobham – By Design

Jan 24 2015

Billy Cobham – By Design

This collection of charts is a selection of 5 titles from Billy’s CD release “By Design.” In addition to each track from the CD and the play along recording without drums, the compositions appear as both a chart version for creating your own ideas, plus a transcription of what Billy played on the CD. Each of these five compositions are geared to assisting a drummer reach goals such as synchronizing with the band, identifying the subtle changes in musical intensity, establishing strong, secure rhythm, and playing with controlled force. These pieces incorporate fusion, an African pattern, rhythmic displacement, and...

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Desi Serna – Guitar Modes: The Modal Scales of Popular Music

Nov 26 2014

Desi Serna – Guitar Modes: The Modal Scales of Popular Music

Desi Serna – Guitar Modes: The Modal Scales of Popular Music. This video program is intended for intermediate to advanced level guitar players who have already learned how to play major scale patterns and chord progressions by numbers. Did you know that modes are used all the time and everything is actually in a mode? Would you like to learn how most styles of popular music stem from the seven major scale modes? What if you could understand the chords and scales used in a song just by the way it sounds? How much better would your own compositions...

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