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!
A complete guitar course for absolute beginners with Lee Hodgson! This easy-to-follow tutorial is ideal if you've just bought your first guitar, or if there’s been a guitar sitting around somewhere just waiting to be strummed. This DVD will take you from novice level through to intermediate level. Yet it requires no prior knowledge at all, it truly is for someone starting from the beginning.
Juber aims this 2-DVD set of lessons at guitar players who would like to expand their options by learning the musicality behind the act of playing. As Juber describes it, he would like this DVD to be viewed as a "resource for guitarists" which describes advanced musical concepts that many musicians may be familiar with by ear, but not necessarily by name. By progressively explaining these concepts, Juber guides viewers through the sometimes intimidating study of music theory.
In this 2-hour video from bluegrass guitar veteran Timm Stafford you will learn the fundamental skills that will make you a better guitar player no matter what your current ability level. Tuning, Timing, Tone, Technique, and Taste are all essential skills that guitar players from beginners to professionals need to address on a regular basis. Tim's masterful presentation of these concepts and the practical, time tested methods he teaches you on this video will not only help you understand, improve and maintain these skills, but will advance your overall guitar skills considerably.
The red-hot guitarist from the popular band the Waybacks brings the acoustic guitar into a modern rock sensibility with this groundbreaking DVD lesson. James Nash teaches the scales, grooves, licks, rhythm techniques and other moves that will help guitarists meet the challenges of using an unamplified guitar in a louder, more contemporary setting.
Charles Sedlak is an international recording artist and a recipient of a PHD in Music Education. His Performing ability and intense interest in education has allowed him to be chosen as one of the first accomplished musicians on Dean Markley's new educational support team.
Guitar Workshop with note by note tutorials and technique tips by Dave Kilminster. Are you a complete beginner? Or maybe you had some lessons once and got discouraged because you found it too difficult? If so, this is the video for you!
This DVD examines Nancy Wilson's style and technique on acoustic guitar, via her performance of favorite tunes. She discusses & demonstrates fingerpicking, flatpicking, open-string chords and more. The accompanying booklet includes music notation, tab and chord charts. Nancy Wilson from Seattle rockers Heart offers a fascinating look at her guitar playing technique with this program.
Turn your acoustic guitar into a full band with this comprehensive book/DVD set by guitar virtuoso Chris Woods. Providing detailed, step-by-step instruction on a variety of percussive guitar techniques, this book includes warm-ups, exercises, full pieces, and pracitcal "how-to" training that will get you slapping, tapping, and enjoying your guitar like never before. The high-definition DVD reinforces all the material in the book and features Chris Woods himself as your personal instructor. No matter what style of music you play, Percussive Acoustic Guitar will change, enhance, and progress your entire approach to the guitar! Covers: string slapping, body percussion, tapping, harmonics, alternate tunings, standard notation and tab, and more, with lots of exercises and full pieces to play!