Modern Method is far more than a guitar course–as the name implies, it's a completely modern new method for playing the guitar. Although Modern Method has been created by one of the great jazz guitarists of our time, the techniques Frank Vignola shares here are highly applicable to any style of guitar playing. The principles and concepts work as well for rock and metal as they do for the most complex jazz.
Designed to motivate and inspire students, Guitar Sherpa's innovative learning systems employ a hands-on, contextual format. Students play their way through Guitar Sherpa curriculum rather than working through tedious examples and exercises. Frank Vignola is one of the most multi-dimensional artists in the industry. A monster player and composer, Frank's work with everyone from Les Paul to Donald Fagen make him the perfect guide for this intensive exploration of chord inversions. Inversion Excursion will exponentially increase your chord, comping and rhythm pattern vocabulary.
Here are 14 original songs that Frank has written over the past ten years. Frank Vignola, born December 30th, 1965, is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignole to his "Five Most Admired Guitarists List: for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola's jaw- dropping technique explains why the new York Times deemed him "one of the brightest stars of the guitar"…
Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo play through 13 classic Swing Era songs. Guests include the legendary swing guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli playing his 1947 D'Angelico, Olli Soikkeli, Julian Lage, Gene Bertoncini, Audra Mariel and Gary Mazzaroppi. With nearly 1000 engagements in the five years they’ve been performing as a duo, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo have become one of the most popular and sought- after duos on the international music scene. Their dynamic genre-spanning music has brought them to 14 countries on three continents - and still growing - performing in some of the world’s most illustrious venues, including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, New York’s Lincoln Center and the world’s oldest indoor concert hall, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy.