Walter Martino – Minus One

Dec 26 2015

Walter Martino – Minus One

The pieces of music included in Minus – One are taken from Walter Martino’s CD “Blue Street” (2002 Edizioni Bemolle). Walter played drums and composed and arranged all titles. Salvatore Scorrano collaborated to the score transcriptions. All titles have been remixed in order to provide useful accompaniment recordings for better practice. The style varies from Rock to Funk, from Jazz to Latin, on different levels of difficulty. The scores feature all rhythm “patterns”, “fills” and “solos” performed by Walter, faststrings.com. You will also find some helpful tips to perform all the pieces at best, faststrings.com. “Ghost notes”, rhythm variations...

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Chad Smith – Red Hot Rhythm Method

Nov 30 2015

Chad Smith – Red Hot Rhythm Method

Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers walks viewers through his drumming techniques for various songs on the album Blood Sugar Sex Magic in this instructional program. Flea, bassist for the band, also makes an appearance to discuss with Smith the rhythmic process and the conceptualization that takes place during songwriting. Chad Smith covers everything in this video from basic rudiments, warming up, tuning your drums, to grace notes. He plays along to all the classics off of Blood Sugar, plus some oldies like “Nobody Wierd like me” and “Higher Ground”. Dont forget to check out his...

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Scott Williams – The Funky Six

Oct 23 2015

Scott Williams – The Funky Six

The Funky Six provides a comprehensive method to develop the ability to play the funk shuffle and other jazz/funk/rock grooves that use a sextuplet (or 16th note triplet) feel. An understanding of these feels and the ability to play them well is an integral part of being a versatile contemporary player. The Funky Six is the perfect book for drummers who enjoy playing in the jazz/funk/rock genre, but are stuck in a “straight 16th note rut” and would like to feel more comfortable playing triplet-based rhythms. This book contains basic exercises to create a strong foundation, and progresses methodically...

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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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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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