We've built a robust program this year with unique Breakout Sessions and Hands-on-Lab topics, plus some new educational offerings and networking opportunities. These are all of the available session videos from VMworld 2010
How do you play a bass-guitar duet on a single instrument? How do you accomplish this without sacrificing the feel and swing of the music? Martin Taylor is the master of this technique and in this unique lesson, he demonstrates his style and technique with five classic jazz standards. His playing demonstrates a clear register separation and crisp chordal sophistication inspired by his keyboard heroes, Bill Evans and Art Tatum. A detailed tab/music instrucitonal booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.
A Modern Method for Guitar, by William Leavitt, is one of the world's most popular guitar methods. It is the basic text for Berklee College of Music's guitar program. It has stood the test of time and earned a vast and loyal following of dedicated guitar students and instructors for over forty years.
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On this dynamic DVD, Troy Dexter plays examples in the style of such rockabilly greats as Scotty Moore, Carl Perkins, Brian Setzer, Eddie Cochran and Duane Eddy. He demonstrates effects devices (tremolo, echo, reverb and distortion) and how they were used by each player. Troy also shows chord voicings and application, and the scales inherent in rockabilly. He gives examples of thirds and fifths, intervals, whole-tone licks, chromatic lead-ins, horn stab riffs, chord raking, vibrato bar techniques, bends, slides, shuffle rhythms and more. The accompanying booklet comes complete with easy-to-follow notation and diagrams that correspond exactly to the DVD.
Ear training is a skill that can be built to identify chords, their quality, intervals and rhythmic structure. This skill is invaluable for those wishing to learn songs, and compose music by ear.
Musical IQ Question #27: Which of the following musicians was most likely to be found jamming with his buds, blowing improvised solos, until the wee hours of the morn? A) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, B) Charlie Parker, or C) Ravi Shankar. If you answered A, B or C then you would be 100% correct because they were all brilliant improvisors in their respective genres. Yes, Mozart along with J.S. Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt were all renown improvisers as are all of the great Indian Raga players. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a genre that did not embrace improvisation. So, whatever style you play, you MUST learn how to improvise. There's no 'best' way to do that but Charlie Parker offered some sound advice; "Learn everything, then forget it all."
Week five includes lessons on major and minor pentatonic motifs, note placements, major pentatonics for soloing, using the open high E string, using the E diminished chord and dominant arpeggios. Advanced blues in six weeks is the next step from the already classic 'Electric Blues In Six Weeks'. This series goes deep into the possibilities of blues soloing, analysing the true diversity between between some of the best blues guitar players who have explored the genre. From the string bending and jazz concepts of BB King to the amazing fast blues rock runs of Joe Bonamassa. Concepts such as diminished scale usage made popular by Robben Ford are demonstrated and taught for practical application.