In this series of lessons we will explore various fingerstyle blues guitar styles and techniques. This first lesson focuses on the Key of C. We will delve in to the alternating as well as monotonic bass techniques; blues slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs and blues slurred notes. The playing techniques of Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis and Blind Blake are discussed. But more importantly the aim of this lesson is to give you a freedom to improvise playing a blues. The lesson finishes with Blues in C which brings together the many ideas and styles that have been taught. As a bonus feature, audio tracks are included featuring rare recordings of the songs and styles presented.
This is a digital download featuring 5 Gothic style songs to learn, exploring sounds and techniques in the vein of artists such as The Mission, Fields of the Nephilm and The Sisters of Mercy. This program covers: picking patterns, pedal point ideas, exotic voicings, droning chords, melodic arpeggios, triad ideas + more. Everything is broken down into easy to understand fragments, ensuring the easiest possible path to learning.
Stoner Rock Riffing Volume 1 brings the exciting sounds and techniques of Stoner Rock to your fingertips. Tune down to C, and let the riffing begin! One very big difference with Gemini Guitar's video lessons are that students learn everything within the context of real sounding music. These aren't a bunch of sterile, boring and lifeless exercises. They are real sounding riffs, written with passion and a genuine love for the style explored.
This program explores Open Power Chords within the context of 30 cool guitar riffs ranging in style from blues rock to alternative and metal. Associated techniques are broken down along the way, including: practicing changing between the chords, left and right hand dampening/muting, percussive rhythms, melodic additions and voicing alterations. Rock out and create your own ideas with cool sounding drum tracks, or jam along to the backing tracks. As well as this are included Guitar Pro transcriptions for each riff, making learning easier and more intuitive than ever before.
Metal Riffing Volume 1 explores the darker side of metal from doom to post-metal. This feature hones in on inverted power chords, double-stop ideas, phrygian riffs, pentatonic riffs, alternate picking, post-metal chord voicings and much more. Comes with drum backing tracks so you can jam along and create your own ideas. Also comes with complete transcriptions for Guitar Pro 6, as well as PDF format.
Metal Mechanics, Triplet Riffing is aimed at beginner to intermediate guitarists wishing to improve their comprehension of triplet and swing rhythms; fundamental components in today's modern rock and metal styles. Learn the basics, as well as more complex ideas within 31 riff examples covering: 1/4 note triplets, 8th note triplets, power chord techniques, accenting, melodic sequences and ostinatos, pentatonic riffs, swing rhythm, combining swing and triplet rhythm, and tied swing 8ths.
The VI-V-IV progression is a common theme throughout Dream Pop, Indie and Shoegaze music. This feature-length tutorial focuses on melodic voicings and picking techniques in a Dream Pop context using this progression.
This first installent in the Dark Folk Voicings series looks at 15 etudes concentrating on open voicings and variations, as well as associated techniques such as: alternate picking, hybrid picking and shifting bass notes. Comes with Guitar Pro and PDF transcriptions. Great value for those seeking to set out on the melancholy path of dark folk guitar.
This is the first lesson in the Metal Guitar Studies series - an etude exploring scales, riffs and techniques in the classic Doom style of bands such as Black Sabbath and St Vitus.