If you admire guitarists who combine killer technique with exciting musical ideas, the Serious Shred series is for you. Each title features lessons from renowned shredders and educators, and includes licks and examples in both standard notation and TAB–-all combined in a book and DVD package for a complete learning experience. Learn what you need to know to become the best player possible, straight from bona fide shred virtuosos. In this book, shredder extraordinaire Tobias Hurwitz gives advanced lessons on chord progressions, covering concepts like root-4 voicings, altered dominant chords, extended intervals beyond the octave, altered chords, and more. Hurwitz will take your technique and soloing chops to new altitudes with his crystal-clear demonstrations of these advanced concepts. The included DVD features awe-inspiring demonstrations by Hurwitz himself.
Before he went on to direct the smash-hit films La La Land and Whiplash, Damien Chazelle began his career with Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench. A jazz musical film written and directed by Chazelle while he attended Harvard, Guy and Madeline tells the story of a young couple, an up-and-coming trumpeter and an aimless introvert, whose relationship falls apart as the glow of their new love fades. Heartbreak, hope and regret follow as the two try to find meaning in their new lives apart from one another. Chazelle was steadfast that a film so focused on the world of jazz and tap would need an excellent score. Luckily fellow Harvard student Justin Hurwitz was recruited to the challenge of composing Guy and Madeline, which he flourished at. Hurwitz meshes the classic big band sound of early 20th century jazz sensibilities with smaller progressive ensemble pieces and lyrics written by Chazelle to delightful results. Now available for the first time, Guy and Madeline shows the early genesis of a Hollywood partnership that would be responsible for multiple modern classics.
Move beyond power chords and pentatonics and open up your musical universe! Kiko Loureiro's roots in Brazilian, Latin, Fusion, Jazz, Metal and Classical music influence his masterful compositions and stlye.
The state of Texas has had a major presence in the Blues, from the earliest days of the recording era right on up to the present day. So many tremendous Blues musicians have hailed from Texas, i.e. Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, Freddy King. This DVD focuses on the Country Blues guitarists who first defined the Texas Blues sound and who put Texas on the map as a prime location in Blues Country.
The 2-disc set features nearly five hours of material, including a complete master class where Victor‚ along with bassist/educator Anthony Wellington and six bass students, uses his personal experience and expertise to delve deeper into rarely discussed, yet vitally important, aspects of music making. While traditional music education focuses primarily on developing technique and note-perfect performance, professional musicians like Victor know that there’s much more to making music than just playing the right notes. On Groove Workshop, Victor redefines the essential elements of music and demonstrates how to apply them in fresh, creative, musically relevant ways.
Discover how to create solos and master playing lead guitar. Steve Stine, has taught thousands of guitarists over the last 20 years. He’s currently “Professor of Modern Guitar Studies” at North Dakota State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Morehead State University. So, he knows how to teach.He toured the U.S. and England, playing lead-guitar in dozens of bands. He’s also been a studio guitarist for radio, TV and various recording projects.
This Fretboard Fitness DVD will guide you through 3 complete warmup routines: the 10 minute, 20 minute, and 30 minute drill! Play along with Danny in real time as he coaches you through scales, arpeggios, bending, sequences, picking exercises, stretches and more! Once you¹ve mastered the exercises, this DVD can become an important part of your daily practice routine, whether you¹re playing rock, blues, jazz, country or anything in between!
This superb DVD is a new and unique way to have fun, study and jam all at the same time. The DVD contains three top quality backing tracks, and can be approached in two ways, first you can "JAM" with the tracks flying solo, experimenting with different ideas, licks and solos. Alternatively you can trade solos with Michael, drawing inspiration from the ideas and techniques used in his solos.
Johnny Cash left us a wonderful country songbook, and in this one-hour and twenty minute lesson Fred shows you how to play and sing eight of Cash’s most popular gems.