Jamie Findlay, one of the masters of contemporary acoustic guitar, has taught jazz guitar at USC and currently teaches at the Musicians Institute. In this in-depth presentation, he demonstrates and breaks down licks, scales and chords, and teaches sequences, arpeggios, thirds, and sixths intervals. He discusses major and harmonic minor scales, pentatonic scales and blues scales, with step-by-step demos of soloing in blues, country, Latin, Brazilian, jazz and pop styles. Packed with cool riffs and practice ideas, this DVD will help you develop your ear and play searing acoustic solos! Includes a lesson booklet showing examples in notation and tablature.
In this comprehensive three-lesson set, Martin Simpson shows how he uses a variety of tunings to achieve a broad spectrum of musical and emotional effects. You'll learn his beautiful arrangements for Irish Airs, American banjo pieces, Scottish fiddle tunes and traditional English songs. While teaching these songs, Martin reveals his ideas about guitar musicianship and chord theory; how to get good tone; techniques for moving up and down the neck; the uses of movable scales and chords, hammers and pulls, harmonics. These videos will inspire guitarists of all levels and styles!