Filled with rock-solid information from beginning to end, this intermediate-level DVD helps guitarists build a stronger foundation, covering: barre 7th and 9th chords; double stops and scales; essential techniques such as sequences, bends, vibrato, hammer-ons and pull-offs; and more. Rock, blues and funk styles are played by a live band so you can jam along. Includes a detailed booklet with all examples written out in notes and tab. Taught by Musicians Institute instructor Tom Kolb, who has performed with Larry Carlton, Joe Walsh, Dave Navarro, Trevor Rabin and many others.
This instructional program is designed for viewers interested in a foundation for learning to play the guitar. Featuring rock guitarist Tom Kolb, Starter Series: Beginning Guitar, Vol. 1 offers students lessons on the different parts and equipment, tuning the strings, strumming, and different kinds of chords. The musical styles covered include rock, blues, and country.
A first of its kind, the At a Glance series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional guitarist with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Each book/DVD features several lessons pertaining to one topic, and the DVD lessons feature on-screen music. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information. Beginning Guitar – At a Glance features five lessons to get players started and uses riffs from 14 classic songs to demonstrate the concepts in action.
An acclaimed Italian guitar virtuoso and composer, Mauro Giuliani, along with Fernando Sor, was one of the last great classical proponents of his instrument until its revival in the early twentieth century. He studied counterpoint and the cello, but on the six-string guitar he was entirely self-taught, and that became his principal instrument early on. Italy abounded with fine guitarists at the beginning of the nineteenth century (Carulli remains the most familiar today), but few of them could make a living because of the public's preoccupation with opera. So Giuliani embarked on a successful tour of Europe when he was 19, and in 1806 he settled in Vienna, where he entered the musical circle of Diabelli, Moscheles, and Hummel. He solidified his reputation with the 1808 premiere of his Guitar Concerto in A major, Op. 30, and was soon heralded as the greatest living guitar virtuoso. Even Beethoven noticed Giuliani, and wrote of his admiration for him. Perhaps to return the favor, Giuliani played cello in the 1813 premiere of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.
Whether you are a beginning guitarist or an advanced player just getting into the blues, this book and DVD will get you playing authentic blues rhythm guitar right away. Learn over 50 blues rhythm patterns, including the medium shuffle, uptown blues, slow blues, blues-rock, mambo, and more - all noted in standard music notation and TAB. On the DVD, every lesson and music example is clearly demonstrated by your host Steve Trovato to help you master the art of blues rhythm playing.