This basic rock guitar course covers classic rock in the tradition of Van Halen, Zeppelin, Rhoads, and Hendrix. These same techniques are the foundation of all modern rock, blues, and heavy metal guitar.
18 Year Professor of Guitar, Musicians Institute, Multi-platinum Recording Artist with Mr. Big
Extensive rock guitar method - every level
Hosted by Leslie Gold, The Radio Chick, this jam-packed 2-DVD set contains step-by-step instruction through each section of Carmine Appice's award-winning book, Ultimate Realistic Rock (not included). The DVDs feature instruction by Carmine himself, with special guests Kenny Aronoff, John Tempesta, Vinny Appice, Bobby Rondinelli, and Rick Gratton. Topics include basic rock rhythms, sixteenth-note triplets, syncopation, hi-hat rhythms, shuffle rhythms, double-bass drum grooves, odd-time grooves, and linear rudiments. Also featured are performances with guitar legend Pat Travers, a "you supply the drums" play-along section, and a rockumentary chronicling Carmine's celebrated career in the music business.
Music editor for Guitar World, Guitar World Acoustic, and Bass Guitar magazines, Matt Scharfglass, provides a new introduction. He is also leader of the rock band Mrs. Grundy. A bassist and multi-instrumentalist, he has written over a dozen music books.