We've built a robust program this year with unique Breakout Sessions and Hands-on-Lab topics, plus some new educational offerings and networking opportunities. These are all of the available session videos from VMworld 2010
Musical IQ Question #27: Which of the following musicians was most likely to be found jamming with his buds, blowing improvised solos, until the wee hours of the morn? A) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, B) Charlie Parker, or C) Ravi Shankar. If you answered A, B or C then you would be 100% correct because they were all brilliant improvisors in their respective genres. Yes, Mozart along with J.S. Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt were all renown improvisers as are all of the great Indian Raga players. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a genre that did not embrace improvisation. So, whatever style you play, you MUST learn how to improvise. There's no 'best' way to do that but Charlie Parker offered some sound advice; "Learn everything, then forget it all."
Guitar educator Dave Celentano will take you through this comprehensive "hands-on" course and show you all the basic essentials for playing rhythm guitar. The DVD includes: anatomy of the guitar, holding the guitar, choosing picks, strings, tuning, finger exercises, open position chords, barre chords, power chords, strumming, keeping the beat, rhythms, palm muting, how to read tablature and chord diagrams, and many tips. Throughout the DVD are examples designed to assimilate the chords and strums, and get you playing rhythm guitar immediately.
L’accompagnement de la guitare au travers des grands courants du Jazz, voici le véritable thème de cette vidéo pédagogique téléchargeable, axée autant sur les diverses techniques de jeu que sur la compréhension harmonique du Jazz en lui-même. Le style New Orleans, pour commencer, permet de comprendre la construction des accords de 3 et 4 sons. L’accompagnement de type Middle reprend cette technique mais en étoffant son vocabulaire d’accords et initie les guitaristes aux accords enrichis.
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.
In the traditional SongXpress style, your instructor will give you step-by-step instruction to have you playing all the chords and familiar melody lines allowing you to impress family and friends in no time. Everyone will think you've been playing guitar for years!