The learning continues as Happy Traum takes you, step-by-step, through three more classic American songs, building each one from its simplest chord-and-strum accompaniment (a perfect jumping-off point for the beginning player) to a fully realized performance piece complete with melody notes, bass lines, chord substitutions, harmonies, picking techniques and improvisations. Drawing on his nearly 50 years of teaching experience, Happy systematically introduces elements to each song that will help give you a better command of the fretboard. At the same time you ll be adding wonderful material to your repertoire, building your right and left hand technique and improving your musical understanding. DVD 2 is all played in standard tuning and includes Stephen Foster s perennial favorite, Hard Times Come Again No More; the traditional hymn Wayfaring Stranger; and the southern Appalachian classic, Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies.
Here s the first in a two-DVD lesson series that will be deeply satisfying for any acoustic guitarist who wants to move beyond simple chords and easy strums. Beginning and intermediate players will quickly gain an understanding of guitar basics through the process of building compelling arrangements of well-known, much-loved traditional songs. In an instructional tour de force, Happy details each step, starting with a simple version of each song and then slowly adding chord substitutions, bass lines, harmonies, fill-in licks, fingerpicking patterns and other techniques that eventually create a fully-formed performance piece. By the time you have completed these two DVDs, you ll have gained a better command of the fretboard, increased your repertoire and improved your guitar technique. DVD 1 features songs arranged in dropped D tuning: The Cuckoo, with its haunting mountain modal minor key tonalities; the Caribbean-tinged American ballad Delia s Gone; and The Water is Wide, one of most beautiful and widely sung love songs in the English language.
Join the ranks of your favorite crochet designers and makers by learning the techniques they use every day. Follow along with me, Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts, while I share 5 tricks of the trade that I've learned over my 13+ years of experience. Take your crochet skills to the next level in just minutes with this fun and insightful class.
Webster defines essential as something that’s of the utmost importance. Like any other art form, drumming has a big set of essentials one must grasp before working on their own voice on the instrument. It’s also imperative to learn them if you’re serious about gigging and playing professionally. In this free live drum lesson, Jared Falk teaches seven of the most essential drum beats you’ll ever encounter. These are patterns any drummer should know how to play.