Phil Capone – Guitar Chord Bible

Jul 23 2016

Phil Capone – Guitar Chord Bible

This compact dictionary of over 500 illustrated popular chords in their most common voicings features clear photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions.The spiral binding allows you to lay the book flat for easy reference while playing. Fingering diagrams for each chord are clearly indicated on a fretboard, and tips on technique are given together with relevant chord sequences. Whether your musical style favors rock, pop, blues, soul, jazz, country, or classical, this handy take-anywhere volume puts the techniques for making great guitar music at your fingertips, and sets you on the road to becoming a true chordmaster! The author’s...

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Desi Serna – Fretboard Theory Volume 2

Jul 16 2016

Desi Serna – Fretboard Theory Volume 2

Book two in the Fretboard Theory series picks up where the first volume left off and takes your guitar playing and musical knowledge to a whole new level. You learn many advanced applications and new musical concepts. There is information for rhythm guitarists, lead guitarists, improvisers and composers. Each chapter focuses on applications found in popular music and includes familiar song references. Gain new perspective on keys and tonalities. Apply new number systems. Bring dominant function and voice leading into play. Change keys, borrow chords and mix modes. Employ chromatic passing, diminished and augmented chords. Use the lead patterns...

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Troy Nelson – Guitar Aerobics

Jul 14 2016

Troy Nelson – Guitar Aerobics

A 52-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program for Developing, Improving & Maintaining Guitar Technique. From the former editor of Guitar One magazine, here is a daily dose of technical vitamins to keep your chops fine tuned! Musical styles include rock, blues, jazz, metal, country, and funk. Techniques taught include alternate picking, arpeggios, sweep picking, string skipping, legato, string bending, and rhythm guitar. These exercises will increase speed, and improve dexterity and pick- and fret-hand accuracy. The accompanying CD includes all 365 workout licks plus play-along grooves in every style at eight different metronome settings. The explanations are mostly very clear and...

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Walter Grassmann – Vienna Big Band Machine Minus Drums

Jun 28 2016

Walter Grassmann – Vienna Big Band Machine Minus Drums

This unique publication for drummers includes: A CD with 14 play-along tracks (without drums): Funk-Shuffle, Funk-Rock, Latin-Funk, Straight Funk, Hip-Hop Shuffle, Ballad, Rap, a.o. A folder containing the original, hand-written drum parts (as used at the recording sessions) Computer typeset drum parts, including additional notated drum fills. Recommended for drummers from beginner to advanced. The drum charts are what you would expect with good example fills and the tracks are good quality recordings. The tracks are fun to play and allow expression and interpretation. Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). Download Walter Grassmann – Vienna Big Band Machine Minus...

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The Guitar of Preston Reed

Jun 21 2016

The Guitar of Preston Reed

The Guitar of Preston Reed – Expanding The Realm Of Acoustic Playing. On this fascinating video, Preston introduces you to the wide variety of sounds that you can coax from your guitar. He teaches the “rim shots” and “bongo hits”, the slap harmonics, double hammer-ons, two-hand tapping, right-hand fretting and other techniques that will give your playing originality, movement and excitement. Preston plays and analyzes three of his show-stopping instrumental compositions – Slap Funk, Border Towns, and Tribes – detailing the techniques and tunings he uses to get his distinctive sound. By learning these tunes, you’ll develop right- and...

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Chris Amelar – Funk Guitar Jammin’

Jun 09 2016

Chris Amelar – Funk Guitar Jammin’

Chris is the author of one of the most extensive rock method books ever, titled Mastering Rock Guitar. He’s a regular contributor to Guitar School and Guitar World and has been an instructor at the National Guitar Workshop in Connecticut for eight years. He’s a busy clinician, but finds time to play with a number of bands around New York City. Chris has dissected the chops-heavy styles of Al DiMeola and John Petrucci. These book/audio play-along tracks contain ten original, full-band tracks to jam with, in the tempos, feels, keys, and styles used by today’s hottest players. Book includes...

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Phil Williams Slap Bass In 6 Weeks

Jun 08 2016

Phil Williams Slap Bass In 6 Weeks

These DVD’s are designed to help you achieve the motor skills and technique that are necessary to master this style of bass playing. Unlike written tuition, this style is perfect for DVD as all the examples are visual and broken down into manageable and easy to follow sections. Lessons by Phil Williams. Week one includes: Slap bass overview, including equipment, basic technique and background. Simple left hand thumb hits, and muting. Technique builders using 8 bar exercises. Hammer ons and left and right hand motor skill building exercises Week two includes: Introduction of pops and pulls, dead note pulls,...

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Charles Dowd – Jazz, Rock and Latin Sourcebook

May 30 2016

Charles Dowd – Jazz, Rock and Latin Sourcebook

This book & CD takes the concept of the drum dictionary to a new level: 100 grooves for drums and bass that explore every style of musical performance are written and recorded for maximum impact. The concept of combining the drums and the bass truly makes this a unique and definitive resource for all percussionists. The groove patterns in this book will provide playing material for the drummer and bassist enabling the development of solid ensemble skills and steady “time feel” in many contemporary styles. Practice your favorite grooves but also practice the myriad of other grooves (and uncomfortable...

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Doug Wimbish – New Dimensions For Bass

May 27 2016

Doug Wimbish – New Dimensions For Bass

Learn the basic rudiments that make up Doug’s unique sound and style. Everything from his personal warm-ups, and right-hand variations to his famous Flamenco Slap and false harmonics. You will also learn how to construct bass lines for almost any style of music and he concentrates on Hip-Hop, Rock, Funk and Jazz. The lesson also includes a section on using effects and making your bass sound like other instruments such as Guitar, keyboard, drums and even DJ scratching sounds! The guy is entertaining, some interesting right hand techniques are discussed, some ideas for rock, hip hop, funk are demonstrated....

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Dewayne Pate – The Art of Tapping

May 22 2016

Dewayne Pate – The Art of Tapping

If you think that two-handed tapping is just a “circus trick” for techno-flash bassists, then you’re in for a real surprise! Tapping virtuoso Dewayne Pate has taken these techniques to higher musical ground, and presents each building block in a very practical, groove oriented fashion. His careful, systematic approach covers fundamental through advanced techniques including: single-string soloing, cross-string and double-stop tapping, slapping and tapping combinations, simultaneous bass line/comping/melody arranged for two hands and much more. Together with drumming legend David Garibaldi, Dewayne shows you how to create sensational tapping grooves in such styles as rock, blues, latin, funk and...

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