Charles will guide you through a comprehensive step by step introduction to playing Blues Guitar. Learn the techniques made famous by blues greats such as: B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy and many others!
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.
Having completed what he (and many critics) regarded as his masterwork in The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Charles Mingus' next sessions for Impulse found him looking back over a long and fruitful career. Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus is sort of a "greatest hits revisited" record, as the bassist revamps or tinkers with some of his best-known works. ~ AllMusic
International recording and touring artist, Charles Sedlak will give you very detailed and entertaining lessons to get you started playing Flamenco guitar today! Charles will teach you proper form, technique and strumming patterns to master the lessons in this DVD and inspire you to create your own exciting Flamenco compositions. Learn techniques such as: Rasguedo, Rumba, Triplets, Picking Techniques, Malaguena, Tarantas, Soleares and More! Flamenco Made Easy Contains: Bonus Lessons, Interactive Lesson Charts, on-screen tabs and a PDF Tab Book!
Of all the titles in the Impulse! 2 on 1 series, this volume may be the very finest. It pairs two indisputable classic Charles Mingus titles – both of which have endured for nearly 50 years – that were cut during the same year. While The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady was recorded on January 20, 1963, the recording that ended up as Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus was begun that very day, but not finished until September. The former album is rightly regarded as one of (if not the) Mingus' masterpieces for its use of colors, tonalities, expansive harmonies, and the juxtaposition of numerous aspects of the jazz tradition – from Ellingtonian swing to hard bop, to West Coast and new-thing jazz – employing a vocal chorus, and even Latin and flamenco flourishes in a single conceptual work played by an 11-piece orchestra.
This album is unique in Mingus' enormous catalog. As the title indicates, the famous bassist takes to the ivories solo to give life to his dazzling improvisational art. At first it seems odd to hear Mingus without one of his trademark interactive and exploratory ensembles. But the sensibility that he brings to this collection of piano pieces bears all the signs of the composer's genius…