Handel's oratorios may be loaded with wonderful music, but their librettos have tended to draw some sniping. It's true that some of them can be rather banal, but others are very impressive–the biblical texts Charles Jennens assembled for Messiah and Israel in Egypt, for example, and John Dryden's ode Alexander's Feast. One particularly inspired idea Handel's colleagues had was to take excerpts from John Milton's poems "L'Allegro" (about the joys of sophisticated hedonism) and "Il Penseroso" (about the joys of contemplative solitude) and interweave them to make a sort of musical debate. At Handel's request, Jennens wrote a concluding section titled "Il Moderato," which unites the two opposing temperaments under the guidance of "Sweet Temp'rance." ..
This DVD is the ultimate source for learning the secrets of funk bass, in a player-friendly menu format. Covers: instruction on slapping, popping, left-hand integration, dead notes, and more dangerous techniques; a dedicated groove for each new technique; grooving with a drum machine; funk history – the hallowed grooves of the Funk Triumvirate; slow demos, tips on sound, and creating your own grooves; and much more! Includes a booklet with notation and tab for all examples.
Scotty Anderson is a true Master of the Telecaster with an incredible personal style that he demonstrates on this disc. Double and triple stops, unique right-hand techniques, wide-split double stops, chicken pickin’, open string banjo- and steel-styles, and Travis picking are just some of the wonders he demonstrates and explains during this feast of red hot guitar playing. A dazzling instructional gem!
Reach is a non-stop, flowing mix of ballet-based exercises targeting all those hard-to-reach areas for the ultimate in strengthening and lengthening. Reach combines stationary low impact movement and spot targeting floorwork for an energetic hour long workout that will improve total body strength, balance, flexibility and posture. Reach … renewed lift and tone from head to toe!