This comprehensive study of contemporary flatpicking guitar technique presents numerous solos for the beginning through advanced flatpicking guitarist along with tips on creating your own flatpicking arrangements. The book addresses the tablature system, tuning, right and left-hand technique, use of the capo and the microphone, transposing using the Nashville numbering system, bluegrass back-up, arranging flatpicking solos and instrumentals. If you're into country or bluegrass music, or if you just want to develop outstanding flatpicking technique, this book is for you. Written in standard notation and tablature. The stereo play-along CD features Steve Kaufman's rousing performance of each flatpicking solo! Also includes a DVD containing some of the solos and techniques presented in the book.
Learn loved jazz standards from a piano player’s point of view. Per Danielsson analyzes and teaches both melodic and harmonic material with an "easy to understand" approach, paying particular attention to each tune’s unique features and demonstrating elements of the standards that have evolved over time to become the recognizable components that make these songs the classic masterpieces as we know them to be. The visual application of this DVD will help you to absorb the tunes more completely, and speed up the learning process. The tunes are recorded with a four piece band to fully express the sound, style and material being taught.
Re-edited from the original masters, this companion DVD to Mel Bay's Complete Modern Drum Set Book offers challenging material for the intermediate to advanced drummer. All special effects have been removed and the sound track has been encoded in Dolby Digital stereo. Twenty-one play-along tracks, CueLink™ and a metronome make this DVD the most valuable cutting edge educational tool for drummers on the market today.
If you're getting into jazz or expanding your jazz chops, this comprehensive approach is for you. From comping and chord voicings to single-note soloing, you will learn, step by step, the tools necessary for playing jazz guitar. This book is easy to understand and contains hundreds of great-sounding playable examples to serve as springboards for applying the concepts to jazz standards or your own compositions. Whether you're into traditional jazz or fusion, this book has it all. In notation and tablature.