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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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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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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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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Drumless tracks by FastStrings Vol. 1 (Mp3)

Apr 27 2016

Drumless tracks by FastStrings Vol. 1 (Mp3)

For all FastStrings’ fans! There is a 1st volume of free Drumless tracks series. You’ll not find so many high quality drumless tracks on the Internet. It’s a dream for all drummers. You can practice along with drumless backing tracks and create your own music. This set includes almost every style: Rock, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Metal, Funk and so on… You fill it, the drums are completely absent. All drumless songs in high quality and available for download. The 1st volume includes almost 300 tracks. Please do not forget to look through the list of drumless tracks previously published....

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Gregg Bissonette – Musical Drumming in Different Styles

Apr 22 2016

Gregg Bissonette – Musical Drumming in Different Styles

Gregg Bissonette has carved an impressive niche as an outstanding all-round drummer equally at home with David Lee Roth and Joe Satriani as with Frank Gambale, Toto and Don Henley. In this unique 2-disc set Bissonette delves into his years of experience to show you how to be a more musical and versatile drummer. Ten stylistically diverse original songs that feature some of the world’s finest musicians are performed and discussed in detail. The special Camera Option allows you to control the camera that moves above the drums at any point during the performance. Three band tunes are offered...

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Charles Dowd – A Funky Primer For The Rock Drummer

Apr 10 2016

Charles Dowd – A Funky Primer For The Rock Drummer

This best-selling, progressive encyclopedia of rock/funk patterns for all tempos utilizes a new contemporary teaching style for independence, rudiments, styles and more.The Title says it all! This book by Charles Dowd takes you through all the stages to become a great, funky Rock Drummer. Includes Drum notation for hundreds of excercises and drum patterns along with guidance, performance notes and general style tips from one of the world’s greatest drummers. Suitable for self-taught beginners or drum students and anyone who wants to hone their rock drumming techniques. This book is especially good for those students who do no wish...

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Guitar Backing Tracks

Apr 05 2016

Guitar Backing Tracks

We’ve got a most excellent collection of guitar backing tracks, jam tracks, guitar minus tracks, guitar play alongs for you to download in MP3 format. Choose from our most popular selections, such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and many more. The long list of guitar backing tracks will be sure to provide you with your favourite tunes and give you the opportunity to listen as you learn to play. This set includes almost every style: Rock, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Metal, Funk and so on… Specially for FastStrings.com fans. Our entire guitar backing tracks is high quality, almost...

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