Expand your horizons with alternate tunings! Many of the greatest names in guitardom have broken free from the bonds of standard tuning to create truly memorable music - and so can you! Alternate tunings can take you to new and exotic places, impossible with the 'old familiar.' You can create a variety of new chord and note voicings, emulate the feels of other instruments, make slide guitar that much easier, and just plain blaze new trails in your playing - all with alternate tunings! Inside, you'll find detailed information on how to retune and common scale and chord fingerings, as well as listings of songs that use these tunings.
A Modern Method for Guitar, by William Leavitt, is one of the world's most popular guitar methods. It is the basic text for Berklee College of Music's guitar program. It has stood the test of time and earned a vast and loyal following of dedicated guitar students and instructors for over forty years.
From T-Bone' Walker's "Stormy Monday," to Stevie Ray's "Look at Little Sister," you'll get the true blues lowdown from Dan Warner and Tommy Anthony. Special features include: tuning, chord diagrams, bonus performance footage with Robben Ford, previews, printable chord patterns, and Internet connectivity.
SongXpress is the fastest and easiest way to learn your favorite songs on guitar. It's like having a good friend teach you in the comfort of your living room! With this exciting and fun format, you'll learn all the chords, riffs, and guitar patterns for each song. Plus, our exclusive on-screen diagrams and tablature practically guarantee you will be playing in no time. SongXpress has quickly become the instructional video of choice for beginning and intermediate guitarists worldwide. Now you can enjoy the same quick and easy style of learning on your home DVD player! DVD features include a special tuning segment, chord diagrams, additional video tips, and much more! All Your Love (Otis Rush) * Born Under a Bad Sign (Eric Clapton) * Crossroads (Eric Clapton) * The Thrill Is Gone (B.B. King).
This instructional video from Warner Brothers teaches beginning guitarists how to play four popular alternative rock songs: "I Will Buy You a New Life" by Everclear; "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls; "Shine" by Collective Soul; and "You" by Candlebox. Hosted by professional guitarist Tommy Anthony, SongXpress: Modern Rock for Guitar, Vol. 1 covers all the chords, riffs, and guitar patterns that form the foundation of these modern rock mainstays.
Here's a lesson that's packed with dozens of time-tested musical phrases that will help you become a strong lead guitarist. Even beginners will be able to start playing hot licks over blues changes. As the phrases get more advanced, you'll start to use slides, bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs and other techniques to increase your speed and dexterity.
Brazil has produced some of the most vibrant and exciting guitar music in the instrument's history. In this lesson, Rick Udler discusses and demonstrates styles, techniques, and rhythms of Brazil's great players. This is a unique opportunity for guitarists to delve into the beautiful sounds of this musical land.
If you love old standards like Autumn Leaves and Moonglow, but always thought only advanced guitarists could play jazz, you'll love Fred's easy-to-play jazz chord solos. In this lesson, you'll learn six timeless tunes from start to finish: how to play backup while you sing them, and how to play a beautiful chordmelody solo/instrumental for each song.
This course is designed to focus your practice towards realistic goals achievable in six weeks. Each week provides you with techniques, concepts and licks to help you play and understand metal rhythm playing at a manageable pace.