Top educator and TrueFire's resident Monster of the Shred, Jeff Beasley presents 50 Shred Guitar Licks you MUST know! This DVD will guide you through some of the most essential and commonly used phrases and techniques used by shred guitar players.
This course is designed to focus your practice towards realistic goals achievable in six weeks (one week, one DVD). Each week provides you with techniques, concepts and licks to help you play and understand metal soloing at a manageable pace. Three licks in the style of a featured artist are taught each week to help you towards playing in real musical situations and develop an ear for the differences between players.
Learn how to play 50 tasty blues-rock licks inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan.
In our ultimate DVD guide, Super Shred, you’ll learn hundreds of soloing tricks and tips from Nevermore’s Jeff Loomis! Jeff Loomis is known for playing the seven-string guitar exclusively, and some of the lessons incorporate the seventh string; however, they can be adapted for use on the six-string guitar. This follow-up to Guitar DVD: Learn Shred Guitar gives you extended lessons on scale studies, sweep picking, modes, arpeggios and writing heavy riffs. With 60 minutes of lessons and TAB in our digital booklet, the Super Shred DVD is the master class you need to take your shredding to the next level!
This is where you learn ALL things shred! I’m talking everything from bar dives, sweet picking, and hammer on and pull off runs … to tapping, tremolo picking, harmonics, and fills we can use in our rhythm playing. I’ll also give you all sorts of warmup exercises, too. And I’ll also show you how to chain scales together and make them melodic. Do you want to know how to add feel to your playing? I teach you just that on this DVD. Plus you’ll learn how to do all those things the shredders “back in the day” discovered to become the awesome players we love so much today. This is good for all levels. Let’s do this!
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.