Bruce Arnold – Total Modal

Aug 08 2014

Bruce Arnold – Total Modal

Total Modal thoroughly examines the theory, harmony and application of 19 essential modes and scales for composition and improvisation. This intensive study program will provide a comprehensive framework for composing melodies and hooks, improvising over any set of changes, superimposing scales, creating progressions and constructing chords for any musical application. In short, Total Modal is the definitive scale and mode application resource. The 19 scales and modes covered are: Ionian, Dorian, Dorian b2, Phrygian, Lydian, Lydian #5, Lydian b7, Mixolydian, Mixolydian b6, Mixolydian b2 b6, Aeolian, Locrian, Locrian natural 2, Jazz Minor, Harmonic Minor, Altered, Diminished, Symmetrical Diminished and...

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Green Day Drums (Authentic Playalong)

Aug 05 2014

Green Day Drums (Authentic Playalong)

Take over from Trey Cool to become the drummer for Green Day! Green Day Authentic Drums Playalong presents eight songs that span their awesome career, arranged for drums with drum charts, melody line and chord symbols, transcribed from the original recordings. This book includes a specially recorded soundalike CD, with full performance demonstrations and backing tracks for you to play and sing along to.  16 tracks, 8 with a drums, 8 with no drums but a click-track instead. The transcriptions are good and the sound-alike recording (minus vocals as is usual) are well above the standard for these play...

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Brian May – Master Session

Aug 01 2014

Brian May – Master Session

Brian explains in depth, how he creates “The Queen sound” by taking you on a complete run-through of his equipment. This features his guitar (the fireplace), amplifiers (VOX AC 30’s), and effects (each individually demonstrated). In adition to all this, Brian takes you step by step through a fantastic selection of his hottest licks and solos, featuring material from 11 different Queen albums. Each example is played twice, once regularly and once slowly. During this incredible 45 minutes, you’ll learn to play the licks and solos from such songs as “Brighton Rock”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Tie Your Mother Down”, “Dragon...

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Brad Carlton – Improvisation A La Mode

Jul 23 2014

Brad Carlton – Improvisation A La Mode

Improvisation A La Mode unravels the mystery of improvisation by revealing Carlton’s unique approach for instantly identifying parent keys along with their respective modes and applying his improvisational know-how to create rich colors and textures in solos and rhythm work. Improvisation A La Mode is a hands-on playing course – no manuals, tedious theory, paperwork or exercises required. You will play your way through the course by following the video segments, referencing a single chart and practicing over correlated jam tracks. Here’s how Improvisation A La Mode works: All seven modes are presented and discussed in detail to explore...

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George Lynch – Artist Series

Jul 21 2014

George Lynch – Artist Series

George Lynch stormed onto the 1980s shred guitar scene with his band, Dokken. Along with contemporaries like Edward Van Halen and Randy Rhoads, George set the standard for virtuoso guitar playing. After Dokken, George went on to front his own band, Lynch Mob, and also recorded as a solo artist. This DVD provides true insight into George Lynch’s playing and highlights the many facets of his unique guitar style. George demonstrates vibrato techniques, tapping, string skipping, whammy bar effects, and many of his favorite licks; he also teaches excerpts from some of his famous recorded solos. The DVD features...

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Desi Serna – Getting Started with the Pentatonic Scale

Jul 20 2014

Desi Serna – Getting Started with the Pentatonic Scale

This video program is intended for intermediate level students who have already progressed past the beginning stages of guitar playing. The pentatonic scale is one of the most common scales in all of popular music. It’s used to play melodies, riffs, lead guitar solos and bass lines. In this video program you will learn the five pentatonic patterns plus how to use the scales, application, improvisation and technique. Topics covered include, connecting the patterns and covering the whole fretboard, transposing to different keys, major and minor tonalities, the blues scale, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends and alternate picking, guitar theory...

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Al Palubeckis – Manic Wave Design: Guitar Soloing Techniques

Jul 14 2014

Al Palubeckis – Manic Wave Design: Guitar Soloing Techniques

Solo guitar lessons from beginners to advanced, from maestro Al Palubeckis. In this course, on DVD, dealt with solo variations in different styles – Blues, Funk, Fusion, Hard Rock / Heavy Metal, Punk, Rockabilly. Blues solo #1 – a beginner solo in the style of B.B. King and Eric Clapton, with an intro reminiscent of a technique used by Robert Johnson. Blues solo #2 – an intermediate solo, in the style of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Funk solo – an intermediate/difficult solo, with a jazz/blues feel. Incorporates a SRV/EC sound with some Mike Stern influenced jazz passages. Funk/Blues solo –...

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Paul Gilbert – Get Out Of My Yard (Instructional DVD)

Jul 13 2014

Paul Gilbert – Get Out Of My Yard (Instructional DVD)

With G3 featuring Joe Satriani and John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert presents his amazing, brand new DVD containing over two hours of personal guitar instruction and live performances from the world’s most insane shred guitarist. WARNING: Your Playing May Never Be The Same!!! Over 2 hours of the most intense shred you’ve ever seen in your life! Every song, yes, EVERY song from the Get Out of My Yard (GOMY) album is covered highlighting the main sections of each song. Only downside is there’s no on-screen tab and no tab booklet included, but the closeups on Paul’s fingers are great...

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Mike Michalkow – Drumming System 2.0, DVD 19 – 20

Jun 29 2014

Mike Michalkow – Drumming System 2.0, DVD 19 – 20

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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Franco Rossi – Metodo Per Batteria

Jun 27 2014

Franco Rossi – Metodo Per Batteria

Over the last fifteen years, the developments of modern jazz, fusion and funk, have given a starring role on drums, emancipation from the simple function of rhythmic support that had often played in the rock music of the past decades. Why many drummers have had to update their technical and their theoretical background, while capitalizing on the valuable experience gained over the years, “roaring” of rock music. With the publication of this method for drums, we wanted to provide aspiring professionals of this instrument a progressive curriculum, starting with the basics, and through studies and exercises, came up with...

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