Bill “The Buddah” Dickens – Funk Bass and Beyond

Mar 24 2014

Bill “The Buddah” Dickens – Funk Bass and Beyond

Bill Dickens is a phenomenal new bass talent whose reputation has reached legendary cult status. Funk Bass and Beyond is the ultimate groove lesson in rock and funk styles. The video opens with a jaw- dropping display of chops and technique that will set a new standard for bass players the world over. Bill then discusses, in detail, basic through advanced funk and rock techniques for the left and right hands, and how these techniques are used effectively in a rock/funk rhythm section. Appropriate gear and equipment for the performing funk/rock player are demonstrated with great examples on how...

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Mike Michalkow – Drumming System 2.0, DVD 1-3

Mar 17 2014

Mike Michalkow – Drumming System 2.0, DVD 1-3

There is always more that we can learn on the drums, but it’s often difficult to choose the next step to take. This comprehensive training pack includes easy step-by-step lessons so you can improve at your own pace. The whole pack includes: 20 step-by-step training DVDs, 21 play-along CDs, and 5 spiral-bound workbooks. Covers classic rock, hard rock, heavy metal, grunge rock, progressive rock, punk rock, blues, country, odd time, shuffles, funk, Latin, jazz, and more. Four-way split screen video ensures you see everything. On-screen sheet music with a blue bar marking progress. Drum-less play-along songs with and without...

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Tommy Igoe: Groove Essentials

Mar 02 2014

Tommy Igoe: Groove Essentials

Three-and-a-half hours of great material! Groove Essentials is based on the definitive collection of contemporary rock, jazz, R&B, funk, and world/ethnic drumming styles contained in the poster of the same name, developed by world-class drummer, teacher and author Tommy Igoe and Vic Firth drum sticks. On this DVD, Tommy demonstrates 47 of today’s most popular drum patterns, including a performance of each with a rhythm track played by some of New York’s top players. This unique feature lets the student hear what each groove sounds and feels like with real music played by live musicians. Included among the drum...

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Aaron Spears – Beyond the Chops

Jan 30 2014

Aaron Spears – Beyond the Chops

Beyond The Chops: Groove, Musicality & Technique, a new instructional DVD from Aaron Spears, showcases the rising star’s phenomenal drumming that critics, fans and even his peers have described as beyond category. The 2-disc, 3-hour program offers amazing performances, enlightening educational segments and revealing interviews as Spears displays his natural talent, deliciously fat groove and incredibly deep skills in a set of spectacular performances with Gospel, R&B, Motown, rock, shuffle and odd-meter tracks. Furthermore, Beyond The Chops provides an inside, in-depth look at Aaron’s exceptional ability to combine a wide range of musical genres and influences into a seamless,...

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Lionel Duperron – Drum Rudiment System (Intermediate): DVD 3-4

Jan 27 2014

Lionel Duperron – Drum Rudiment System (Intermediate): DVD 3-4

The intermediate section is designed to take everything a step further. It is jam packed with more tips and tricks, and all-new new applications! You’ll learn about “the motions” and how they are to be incorporated into the rudiments to improve your overall speed and control. You’ll also get some more information about stick grips, and some unique exercises to improve your accents and flam strokes. This invaluable information is what sets Lionel apart from other drummers, and he freely passes on all of his secrets in these revealing lessons. When you are ready to learn more beats and...

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Benny Greb – Vorschlag

Dec 22 2013

Benny Greb – Vorschlag

Benny is a young german drummer, and I’m sure you’ll hear alot of and from him in the future. He shows his technical and musical skills on 6 drumtracks. Between each track there are short movies that also show his funny side. The DVD contains a cymbal solo as well as a section in which he gives some simple examples of his ostinato playing (in german only). German description: Die erste DVD des deutschen Shootingstars! Benny zeigt und erklärt unter anderem seine ostinate Spielweise, soliert auf Becken (nur Becken) und überzeugt durch seine unglaubliche Musikalität! Zudem gibt es 6...

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SongXpress – Steely Dan: Play Their Songs Now

Nov 06 2013

SongXpress – Steely Dan: Play Their Songs Now

With a Jazz-Rock sound that is highly unique and widely appreciated, Steely Dan are one of the few bands to enjoy great commercial success with a brand of music that is anything but. Their style attracts listeners of all genres and is heralded by musicians of all backgrounds. One of the biggest indicators of their success has been their staying power as evidenced by the grammy they won almost thirty years since their debut. SongXpress is the fastest and easiest way to learn your favorite songs on guitar. It’s like having a good friend teach you in the comfort...

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Guitar Play-Along Volume 80 – Acoustic Anthology

Oct 05 2013

Guitar Play-Along Volume 80 – Acoustic Anthology

The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! A supersized collection of 16 songs. Songs...

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Bass Extremes Live: Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten

Aug 19 2013

Bass Extremes Live: Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten

This program features two of the world’s most outstanding bass players, Victor Bailey and Victor Wooten. The veteran musicians share their years of experience with students of the bass, on subjects ranging from techniques to arrangements to styles. They demonstrate styles including blues, rock, jazz, country, new age, and heavy metal. Tunes from different genres are performed, so that the at-home student can play along. Bailey and Wooten also discuss how to best showcase the unique sounds of the bass when it is used as a solo instrument, or when it accompanies other instruments. See also: Victor Wooten –...

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Jazz Play-Along: Volume 105 – Soulful Jazz

Jun 21 2013

Jazz Play-Along: Volume 105 – Soulful Jazz

For use with all Bb, Eb, C and BC instruments, the Jazz Play-Along series is the ultimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues, and other split-track choices on the included CD, this first-of-its-kind package makes learning to play jazz easier than ever before. For study, each tune includes a split track with: Melody cue with proper style and inflection; Professional rhythm tracks; Choruses for soloing; Removable bass part; Removable piano part. For performance, each tune also has: An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody); Additional choruses for soloing. Songs include: Black Coffee...

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