From a guitarist's perspective, Smooth Jazz is more like instrumental rhythm and blues, funk and pop music! It is a vibrant playground of great grooves, sophisticated blues-based harmonies, and lush orchestration - in the tradition of James Brown, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind and Fire and Carlos Santana. It is where jazz, rock, pop, funk, r&b, and Latin styles all come together on the guitar Thus DVD will help you to master this style, extending your knowledge of jazz harmony, blues techniques, funk rhythm skills and a keen, lyrical sense of melody in a variety of tone and amp settings Richard Smith is a session player and recording artist who lives in Los Angeles, California. He is also a Senior Professor and Chair of theStudio/Jazz Guitar department at the University of Southern California.
One part rock, one part blues, a dash of country, two or three guitarists and a bottle of whiskey. Southern Rock exploded on the scene in the 70’s and is still going strong today. Will Sophie’s 50 Southern Rock Licks You MUST Know captures the very essence of this Americana phenomena. You’ll also have a blast in the shed with Will’s curriculum — especially working out all of the two-guitar harmonized parts that he’s very appropriately included.
Learn killer rock licks in the style of Zakk Wylde, one of the world's finest rock and metal guitarists! Also includes a guitar jam track. Lessons by Andy James. Each Quick Licks DVD includes an arsenal of licks in the style of your chosen artist to add to your repertoire plus backing tracks to practice your new licks and techniques.
Learn rock and roll licks in the style of Chuck Berry, rock and roll pioneer, performer, and influence on musicians as diverse as John Lennon and Jimmy Page! Also includes a guitar jam track. Lessons by Steve Trovato. Each Quick Licks DVD includes an arsenal of licks in the style of your chosen artist to add to your repertoire, plus backing tracks to practice your new licks and techniques. Steve Trovato is best known as a world class country guitarist, but is equally proficient in a wide range of popular guitar styles. He has written a number of bestselling guitar tuition books, and between touring maintains a full time position in the Guitar Department at the University of Southern California.