Join Grammy® Award-winning guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, and others) as he reveals the techniques and secrets behind his success as one of today´s most respected players. This eye-opening look into the mind of a guitar master will add new dimensions to your own playing. Topics include time, tone, touch, and space; triads and dyads; slash chords and chord voicings; using a capo; rhythmic phrasing; comping over bass grooves; and practical tips for all guitarists. The DVD features Adam demonstrating everything in the book and more. The book features standard notation and TAB for all exercises and examples. Be sure to take full advantage of this opportunity to learn from a true artist and master of the guitar by using both the book and DVD together! The DVD includes multiple camera angles to isolate the details of Adam´s guitar playing and performances of full-length songs. Bonus features include Adam´s Music Room, candid interviews in Adam Levy´s home studio, rare concert footage, practical playing tips, and two additional song performances (over 75 minutes of bonus footage!). Approx. Running Time: 105 minutes.
The Guitar Atlas series is your passport to a new world of music. Learn the rhythms and techniques of some of the world´s most remarkable guitar music, and discover the history, origins, and pioneering artists of distinctive styles from around the globe.This installment in the series covers jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys, and other Irish and Scottish musical traditions. The examples and compositions are all presented in standard notation and TAB. A CD demonstrating the music is also enclosed.
A hit with teachers and students alike, this great collection of exercises and technical studies breaks up the tedium of doing the same old routine every day. Includes daily warm-ups, lessons on right- and left-hand technique, and more.
This supplement to Beginning Fingerstyle Guitar is a perfect companion to any starter method and can also stand alone as a fingerstyle instruction manual for anyone wanting to arrange for solo guitar. Topics include monotonic bass, walking bass, block chords, changing keys, changing time signatures, chord substitutions, secondary dominants, a variety of picking patterns, and techniques like harmonics, slides, hammer ons and pull offs, all covered in a friendly, easy to understand manner. The music is shown in standard notation and TAB and demonstrated on the CD.
This unique and creative approach to improvising with the pentatonic scale will take guitar players´ soloing skills to a new level. Designed to spark a modern, dynamic fire under improvising chops, Pentatonic Improvisation may change your definition of pentatonic forever! A CD demonstrating all the examples in the book is included.
Includes easy-to-read lyrics for sing-alongs or to use with a congregaton.
The Total Jazz Guitarist is an exciting journey through the diverse world of jazz guitar playing. Start with basic lessons on the major scale and work your way up to playing intricate chord melodies and jamming over tricky jazz progressions. This wide-ranging study is for players of all skill levels. Beginning to intermediate students will find all the tools needed to become great guitarists, while more advanced musicians can gain useful tips and fresh perspectives on jazz guitar. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.
Chords are listed alphabetically and chromatically for easy reference with 36 different chords listed for each key. With chapters on chord theory, intervals and chord construction, your chord vocabulary will be forever expanding. Also includes an explanation of the Circle of Fifths.
Your guitar becomes the ultimate jazz solo instrument when you master the techniques and concepts in this book. Picking up where the harmony lessons in Intermediate Jazz Guitar leave off, topics include melody and harmony integration, bass line development, chord enhancement, quartal harmonies, and how to arrange a guitar solo. Learn to simultaneously play the harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass parts of any song! Concepts are illustrated with lots of examples to practice, including arrangements of some traditional melodies. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and the CD demonstrates the examples in the book. 64 pages.