This DVD equips you with the tools you need to play in the style of Cliff Gallop, Paul Burlison, Grady Martin, James Burton, Scotty Moore, Hank Garland, Les Paul, Merle Travis, Carl Perkins, Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Colvard, Danny Gatton and many of the other giants of Rockabilly.
Pete covers different slap techniques, double and triple slap, bass setup, strings, pickups and a short history of rockabilly bass. The sections are brief. He can play triplets very fast and precisely. Even in slow-motion, I couldn't see exactly how he does it. He demonstrates a couple of Willie Dixon pieces, and to do one, he has this technique where he slaps the strings with the outside of his thumb to get the triplet.
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.
Learn how to play 50 tasty blues-rock licks inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Jazz and blues guitarist Woody Mann provides a new introduction on this instructional DVD. He learned from the legendary Rev. Gary Davis and then played and recorded with Son House, Bukka White and John Fahey. He has performed throughout the world, recorded over a dozen CDs, and is an internationally renowned guitar teacher.
Scales are the foundation of music! They can be found in every known culture. In all styles of modern music, scales are the heartbeat, breath and soul of the solos, riffs and bass lines! This course has every bass guitar scale you ve ever wanted to learn! Presented in a simple root to octave format, starting with basic scales such as major, minor, pentatonic and blues. Next learn the patterns spanning all musical styles and cultures with exotic scales like the Balinese, Hirojoshi and Kumoi. There are over 50 scales for you to use to spice up your bass playing!
No other style of popular music demands such guitaristic mastery of right and left-hand techniques as does country guitar and that's why so many blues, jazz and even rock guitarists beg, borrow and steal techniques and licks from the master of country guitar. As with any musical style, studying its history and evolution is key to its understanding and proficiency. So, grab your guitar and jump on Jason Loughlin’s time machine – he’ll guide you through the history of country music across the fretboards of 34 country guitar masters in 50 Country Masters Licks You MUST Know.
Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton and Larry Coryell collaborated on Duster back in ’67 evoking wider use of the term ‘jazz rock’ and stimulating broader appreciation for what was then a very fresh-sounding new genre that fused jazz and rock. Coryell can certainly be credited with attracting guitarists from both sides of the fence to the jazz rock scene but Miles Davis’ highly improvisational Bitches Brew with John McLaughlin (recorded in ’69) blew minds and made jazz rock history. Listen carefully and you can hear Miles snapping fingers to set tempos, assigning solos to players and whispering direction such as, “Keep it tight.”
Your buddy dragged you along that Saturday night. The stadium was packed and the crowd was growing restless as the stage lit up and the dude plugged in. The first few notes from his guitar sent a mad rush down your spine; the following notes arrested your ears and blew your mind for a solid hour. That was the night you first experienced an instrumental rock performance and swore, come hell or high water, you'd learn to play like that one day. Thanks to Neil Zaza, that day has come.
The rite of passage for members of the Satere-Mawe tribe of Brazil requires wearing a glove filled with bullet ants, whose sting is often compared to being shot by a gun. Thankfully, the rite of passage for contemporary bass players preserves both hands and is a lot more fun. If you're drawn to any modern style of groove-based music, you're required by law to assimilate the collective wisdom of classic soul, funk and R&B bass players whose timeless grooves power virtually every popular style of music today.