Gil Sharone – Wicked Beats (Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Drumming)

Apr 30 2015

Gil Sharone – Wicked Beats (Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Drumming)

Gil Sharone’s “Wicked Beats” is a complete guide to the Jamaican drumming styles of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. Gil Sharone takes you on a musical journey through these styles and explores some of the earlier styles that helped shape them including African Nyabingi and Burru drumming. Gil introduces and demonstrates classic “riddims” that are essential for achieving an authentic sound. With instructional breakdowns, stellar performances, detailed eBook and in-depth commentary, you will be able to fully grasp what these highly influential styles have to offer and apply them to your own playing! In this DVD you find how to...

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Peter Erskine – The Erskine Method for Drumset

Apr 19 2015

Peter Erskine – The Erskine Method for Drumset

The legendary Peter Erskine reveals the techniques and secrets behind his success in this unique Book and DVD set!. An eye-opening look into the mind of one of the world’s greatest drums adds depth to every drummer’s playing! Features include drumset basics, the grip, chart reading and interpretation, over 300 beats to practice, warm-up exercises, and complete charts to play along with the DVD. Plus, tips and instructions for playing fills, comping, soloing, ensemble playing, and using brushes make this the perfect fit for drummers everywhere! The included DVD features Peter demonstrating rhythm and techniques, talking about his playing...

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Larry Coryell – Advanced Jazz Guitar

Apr 09 2015

Larry Coryell – Advanced Jazz Guitar

It’s hard to imagine a more in-depth and advanced lesson on jazz guitar than this masterpiece by Larry Coryell. All of his years of experience and knowledge come into focus as he works on how to play over changes, substitute chords and licks, turnarounds, breaking down complex single-note melodies, blues/jazz styles, swing comping, combining Django-style with modern walking bass lines, Coltrane phrases, Lenny Breau-style waterfall harmonics, outside playing, Gabor Szabo octaves, special stretch exercises, working with dissonance and even more! Larry shows throughout the tape how he’s just as incredible a teacher as he is a player, and we...

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Jeff Berlin – Bass Logic from The Players School of Music

Apr 07 2015

Jeff Berlin – Bass Logic from The Players School of Music

Bass legend Jeff Berlin brings his unique teaching philosophies to life on this special DVD. Known throughout the world for his one-of-a-kind bass playing, Jeff started The Players School of Music in Clearwater, Florida and immediately introduced study concepts that go against the grain of the general music education system. Jeff discusses his non-metronome and non-tablature points of views, offering instead different ways to improve your time and develop your bass playing abilities. Harmonic exercises are used that will open doors to bass players wishing to explore new tonalities and melodic possibilities. This is a special DVD full of...

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Bass Day 1997 – Highlights

Mar 25 2015

Bass Day 1997 – Highlights

Bass Day ’97 was a historic event organized by the Bass Collective NYC and Bass Player Magazine. Already announced as an annual affair, the inaugural Bass Day brought together world class bassists, equipment manufacturers, bass students, and bass fans from all over the globe for unforgettable, all-day show that included clinics, demonstrations, interviews and all-star jam session. Bass Day Highlights contains perfomances, instructional material, and post- clinic comments from all 6 Bass Day clinicians, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at 10 incredible hours the bass world will never forget. Included are jazz virtuoso John Patitucci on acoustic bass...

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Kick Snare Hat: Superstar Drummers of Hip Hop and R&B

Mar 20 2015

Kick Snare Hat: Superstar Drummers of Hip Hop and R&B

From DW, Kick Snare Hat: The Superstars of Hip-Hop and R&B is a double DVD set shot in HD. Kick Snare Hat includes tons of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, playing footage and bonus features with the genre’s elite. And for the first time ever on film, they’re playing together in one room. If you love Hip Hop and R&B drumming, you’ll love Kick Snare Hat. Join Gerald Heyward, Nisan Stewart, Cora Coleman-Dunham and Aaron Spears as they take you on the ride of a lifetime. Learn what inspires them, drives them, and takes them to the top of their game....

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The Guitar Artistry Of Bill Frisell

Mar 16 2015

The Guitar Artistry Of Bill Frisell

William Richard “Bill” Frisell is an American guitarist, composer and arranger. One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell’s eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise and more. He is known for using an array of effects to create unique sounds from his instrument. Bill Frisell keeps flying after passing the borders of jazz and rock. He stands out among contemporary guitarists for his innovative playing style and unique sound. This instructional DVD introduces Frisell’s playing and presents his individual approach in detail. Designed for intermediate to advanced guitarists, this DVD...

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Dave Weckl – Natural Evolution: How to Develop Technique

Mar 06 2015

Dave Weckl – Natural Evolution: How to Develop Technique

In this DVD Dave explains and demonstrates his natural approach to the drums. All of the topics discussed are explained and demonstrated on the drum pad and then on the drum set. Lastly, they are brought to life with exciting live recordings of the Dave Weckl Band and a special acoustic group put together for this DVD. The musicians featured include Buzz Feiten, Brandon Fields, Tom Kennedy, Jay Oliver, Ernie Watts and Steve Weingart. The DVD will allow you see and hear Dave explain and demonstrate his new concepts of stick grip which leads to the contrast of his...

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Frank Vignola – Jazz Up Your Blues

Mar 05 2015

Frank Vignola – Jazz Up Your Blues

Jazzers, rockers, bluesmen, twangers, funksters, metal heads and polka players take note – this highly addictive new set of jazz blues guitar lessons from monster of the six-string, Frank Vignola, will inject such massive degrees of soul and groove into your improvisations that you’ll likely not be able to put your instrument down for weeks on end. So, skip the following description, download the course immediately and bid your family and friends a loving fare thee well. You’re gonna be happily busy for a while. Still here? Fair enough. Here’s more scoop and a little genealogy to mull over…...

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Rick Peckham – Jazz Guitar Techniques: Modal Voicings

Mar 03 2015

Rick Peckham – Jazz Guitar Techniques: Modal Voicings

Bring new colors and voicings to your playing with Berklee Professor Rick Peckham, internationally known jazz guitarist, composer, writer, and clinician. In this Berklee Workshop, Peckham unlocks the mysteries of modal tonality, with a series of exercises and demonstrations that will expand your vocabulary, no matter what instrument you play. Peckham will show you how to extend your capabilities by integrating a variety of new voicings and articulations into your playing … so you can handle any modal situation guided by your own ears and instincts. Rick Peckham is an internationally known jazz guitarist, composer, writer and clinician. He...

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