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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The Artist’s Profile: Michael Manring

Feb 27 2015

The Artist’s Profile: Michael Manring

The Artist’s Profile: Michael Manring is an introspective look at this world-renowned recording artist. Manring talks candidly about his unorthodox approach to music and composition. Several live concert settings in the program add to the depth of Manring’s unique playing style. Live performances include: “No Wontons For Elvis,” “Monkey Businessman,” “Red Right Returning,” “Diagonal Head Trauma,” “Snakes Got Legs,” “Bouree,” “The Book Of Living And Dying,” “The Enormous Room,” “My Three Moons,” “The Fire Sermon,” and “La Sagrada Familia.”   Language: English Year: 2000 Country: USA Running time: 00:54:46 Quality: DVD5 Video: MPEG2 NTCS 4:3 (720×480) VBR Audio: English...

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Pure Energy – Tony Royster Jr.

Feb 05 2015

Pure Energy – Tony Royster Jr.

Tony Royster’s follow up to his hit video “Common Ground” is nothing but Pure Energy! Overhead camera angles capture every fill as Tony and band weave their way through several musical styles -from R&B to Fusion, Jazz and Rock it’s all here! Hip-Hop drumming superstar Nisan Stewart joins in as the two solo side by side, then rap about their influences and discuss the finer points of laying it down. Next, Tony breaks down his hand and foot technique, demonstrates his fluid soloing style and talks gear, all in High Definition and 5.1 Surround. Get Pure Energy and get...

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Louis Johnson – Instructional Bass Video

Jan 31 2015

Louis Johnson – Instructional Bass Video

Louis Johnson, bassist, writer and producer, is considered one of the foremost bass players in contemporary music. With this video, you’ll learn a fantastic selection of popular bass techniques like thumping, choking, snapping and slapping. Louis takes you step-by-step through an unbelievable assortment of blistering licks, grooves and solos. Louis plays each lick at the identical BPM’s used when he played it on the “record” followed immediately by a “slooowww” version of same. Next he systematically and patiently shows & explains what he is doing with his left hand followed by the same for his right hand. Learning from...

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Duke Robillard – Uptown Blues, Jazz Rock and Swing Guitar

Jan 27 2015

Duke Robillard – Uptown Blues, Jazz Rock and Swing Guitar

Duke Robillard: Uptown Blues, Jazz Rock & Swing Guitar Take a tour of some great 1940s and 1950s American style as Duke shows you T-Bone Walker style, 9th chord extensions, blues ­based swing, Charlie Christian style, passing tones, Les Paul style, scraping the strings, special rhythm licks, fast note flurries, and rock ‘n’ roll style. Let Duke Robillard share his amazing skills with you in this classic Hot Licks session. Duke Robillard is totally exceptional. His command of the various Blues and Jazz guitar styles is authoritative, yet his painstaking and careful approach means that the licks and runs...

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Tommy Igoe Great Hands for a Lifetime

Jan 10 2015

Tommy Igoe Great Hands for a Lifetime

Good technique requires maintenance! The Lifetime Warmup is how it’s done. This incredible workout weaves the standard drum rudiments with original exercises to maintain your technique as well as inspire and challenge you for decades. Use it as a warmup before a gig or as a kickoff to an intense practice session. Use it for anything you want; it’s designed to fit your needs. Watch Tommy and group of five drummers play through the routine and see how this approach molds itself to each set of hands. Designed for drumset players to play better, faster and healthier – for...

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Robben Ford – Back to the Blues

Dec 22 2014

Robben Ford – Back to the Blues

Robben Ford has become one of the world’s most recognized blues musicians. His trademark, tasty guitar style, is reinforced with incredible depth in jazz and rhythm and blues. Back to the Blues is a special two-part series exploring the finer points of contemporary blues guitar playing and features exciting live performances by Robben’s powerful trio, The Blue Line, with Roscoe Beck on bass and Tom Brechtlein on drums. Robben Ford is a truly exceptional guitarist and it is just a great pleasure to watch him perform. His ability to really play the blues and also bring some jazz influences...

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Bruce Buckingham – 50 Licks Jazz Style

Dec 15 2014

Bruce Buckingham – 50 Licks Jazz Style

Bruce Buckingham is a professional musician and teacher. He plays guitar in many styles, but his specialties are jazz, Latin, Blues and Funk. He is one of the seasoned teachers at Musicians Institute, joining the staff in 1980, teaching literally thousands of students from around the world to play guitar at M.I. He has played and/or recorded with musicians as diverse as Helen Reddy to John Patitucci and has been involved in Michael Jackson’s production of Sisterella. Currently he is working on his own recording project as well as more instructional books and videos for guitar. 50 Licks Jazz...

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The Evolution of Tony Royster Jr.

Dec 14 2014

The Evolution of Tony Royster Jr.

Tony Royster Jr. has evolved. From a world-renown child prodigy to high-profile professional touring drummer. Tony continues to stretch boundaries and break barriers with his seemingly effortless chops and creativity. Join Tony on his evolutional journey as he performs with mentor, Dennis Chambers, drumming legend Terry Bozzio and his latest project ASAP. Get a glimpse inside Tony’s world as he goes back to the streets of Atlanta where it all began, see rare footage of his childhood and witness dozens of never-before-seen interviews. Plus, get plenty of behind-the-scenes footage, bonus features and so much more. The Evolution of Tony...

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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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