Frank Vignola – Vamps, Jams and Improvisation

Jul 19 2016

Frank Vignola – Vamps, Jams and Improvisation

This 2-DVD set illustrates dozens of approaches for developing solid melodic and rhythmic ideas for soloing or comping over one and two-chord vamps. You’ll first learn how to think melodically and then how to best express those ideas, in a vamp or jam setting, with the other band members. The DVDs cover creative devices like melodic patterns, call and response, stutter picking, guide tones, horizontal lines, tone targeting, muffled arpeggios, chromatics, expressions, passing tones and other techniques for generating ideas on the fly. You’ll also learn how to develop ideas around unusual scales like the Super Locrian, Bartok minor...

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Don Mock – The Blues From Rock To Jazz

Jul 11 2016

Don Mock – The Blues From Rock To Jazz

In this video, Don uses the basic blues progression as a vehicle to teach chords and soloing techniques found in contemporary blues and jazz fusion. He starts by guiding you through the dominant chord family, showing the basic chords and their substitutions for comping, plus scales, arpeggios and melodic ideas for improvising. Next, he covers how to solo over each chord in the 12-bar blues using secondary dominants and the turnaround. Finally, he breaks down three jazz-fusion 12-bar blues solos, with an in-depth analysis of each bar. Special features include a printable PDF booklet with note-for-note transcriptions, a bonus...

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At a Glance: Guitar Chords

Jun 20 2016

At a Glance: Guitar Chords

A first of its kind, the At a Glance series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional guitarist with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Each book/DVD features several lessons pertaining to one topic, and the DVD lessons feature on-screen music. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information. Guitar Chords – At a Glance features four lessons: Open Chords, Power Chords, Barre Chords, and Introduction to Seventh Chords. The DVD is filmed in high definition and features on-screen music. The best way to sum up this dvd/book is to say it is a...

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Modern Drummer Festival 2008

Jun 17 2016

Modern Drummer Festival 2008

Featuring amazing performances and illuminating interviews from eleven of today’s greatest drum artists, including Thomas Pridgen or The Mars Volta and Todd Sucherman of Styx. New, four-disc, twelve-hour DVD of the 2008 Modern Drummer Festival is much more than merely the highlights of the most prestigious, longest-running, largest live drumming event in the world. The deluxe Modern Drummer Festival 2008 DVD package is also an incredible educational resource that provides in-depth insights and exclusive instruction from one of the most musical and musically diverse groups of drummers in the Festival’s 20-year history. For all drummers: MD Fest 2003, MD...

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Jamsire Ernoir – Fingerstyle Funk

Jun 13 2016

Jamsire Ernoir – Fingerstyle Funk

Fingerstyle Funk will completely overhaul your thinking of what can be played with ten fingers and six strings. With your faithful fingerstyle guru at your side, Jamsire Ernoir (aka Ernie Jackson), will teach you how to create insane grooves, layer chords over the groove, and play a melody over the top — and then play it all at the same time. Jamsire delivers more than a few jaw-droppers and knuckle-busters. Take your eyes off the video and you won’t believe it’s all coming from a single guitar. But more than that, Fingerstyle Funk will be a boon to your...

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Frank Vignola – 50 Jazz Guitar Licks You Must Know

May 22 2016

Frank Vignola – 50 Jazz Guitar Licks You Must Know

Top performing and recording artist, jazz master Frank Vignola presents his hand-picked collection of 50 jazz guitar licks you MUST know, all of them integral elements of the jazz guitar vocabulary for developing motifs and fueling original improvisations. Vignola’s range of phrases, concepts and techniques will help guide your development of the tools, techniques and vocabulary you’ll need to take your jazz guitar playing to the next level. You’ll learn 50 of Frank’s favorite go-to licks from many of his own favorite guitarists, including Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, Joe Pass, George Benson and Django Reinhardt. These phrases have been...

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Drumless tracks by FastStrings Volume 1 (Mp3)

Apr 27 2016

Drumless tracks by FastStrings Volume 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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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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Jerome Callet – Master Superchops

Aug 21 2015

Jerome Callet – Master Superchops

Master Superchops – a video tutorial how to play wind instruments, created by Jerome Callet. The training course includes 3 lessons by Jerome, 6 demonstrations (trumpet, trombone, flute and French horn), as well as practical advice and instruction in the form of discussions and musical performances. CD includes the following videos: Csaba Kelemen – trumpet, Mac Gollehon – trumpet, Keith Underwood – flute. Jerome Callet is a musician, teacher and designer of brass instruments. Jerome Callet is the most well-known teacher of the “Tongue Controlled Embouchure” method for brass instruments. The method is all about a focused tone, perfect...

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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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