“Practice, practice, practice.” Anyone learning to play an instrument has heard that sage advice a hundred times. Yet, more often than not it seems that no matter how hard or how long we practice, we just don’t seem to move the dial. What’s up with that?!
Many of us remember a time when basketball shorts barely covered the gonads, computers were for the birds, and playing ukulele earned you a seat at the cafeteria's misfit table and a backstage pass at the Tiny Tim concert. Today those shorts would get you arrested, computer expertise earns the big bucks, and videos of solid uke playing generates millions of views and accolades on YouTube. Oh yeah, the times they are a-changin'!
This DVD will help you learn to play punk guitar without having any prior lessons or experience at all. Jason Shepherd has been a instructor in Phoenix, Arizona for many years now and has seen what works and what doesn't.
With this recording, Iakovos Kolanian sets a new standard in the interpretation and performance of Armenian music in the Classical idiom. What he presents here to the listener is not an ordinary transcription of this material for the classical guitar but, rather, a meditation on these choice Armenian folk tunes that is the fruit of many years of study, reflection and refinement. Owing to an almost instinctive feel for this music, he bestows each individual piece with a unique touch that has been shaped by his solid grounding in the traditions of the Spanish guitar, his devotion to the music of J. S. Bach and, of course, his natural affinity for Komitas. Aside from his breathtaking virtuosity, however, it is ultimately the musical refinement and emotional depth that distinguishes Kolanian's playing. The gems that he has created with this recording deserve to be treasured, and are sure to become a reference, for many years to come. -Kevork Imirzian …
This DVD will help you learn to play metal guitar without having any prior lessons or experience at all. Jason Shepherd has been a instructor in Phoenix, Arizona for many years now and has seen what works and what doesn't.