Keith Wyatt, L.A.'s premier blues and rockabilly guitar maestro guides you through all the techniques, chord patterns, riffs and licks you could ever need!. Among the things you'll learn: blues forms, chord voicings, swing patterns, bass lines, rhythm guitar feels, horn style fills, organ style punches, minor blues, "jungle" beats, and much more!
Keith Wyatt gets you started right playing "down home" blues on your acoustic. Learn all the classic moves in the three popular keys, including open-string chords with melodic embellishments, turnarounds, and both slow and quick-change versions of the 12-bar blues progression. Youll also earn strum patterns, bass lines and the blues shuffle. Keith includes the use of a capo as well as a wealth of insight into this traditional and influential style.
Oscar Alemán is one of the great unknown talents in jazz history. A brilliant guitarist who sounded very close to Django Reinhardt at times, Alemán was overshadowed in Europe by Reinhardt in the 1930s and spent much of the rest of his career in his native Argentina, remaining well known only in that country. This 1998 double CD from Dave Grisman's Acoustic Disc label has highlights from Alemán's career, including the eight selections he recorded during his three European sessions of 1938-1939, plus music from 1941-1947 and 1951-1954. Although the settings varied (including a sextet with violinist Svend Asmussen, a nonet, and two unaccompanied guitar solos), Alemán's basic swing style stayed the same, retaining its enthusiasm and creativity and remaining unaffected by bop. Sticking throughout to acoustic guitar and taking an occasional good-time vocal, Alemán is heard in peak form. He deserves to be much better known. A definitive two-fer from a major talent.
Keith Wyatt, one of the country's foremost blues and rock educators, takes you through all aspects of acoustic slide playing including choosing the right slide, open tunings, use of a capo, fingerboard patterns, vibrato, special intonations, and muting techniques. Keith also shows you how to mix slide with standard guitar technique for fills and self accompaniment.
This is a not very challenging, but thoroughly charming, summit meeting between a blues guitar master and a jazz guitar legend. Taking four classic swing tunes ("Just Squeeze Me," "Avalon," "Stuffy," and, inevitably, "Flyin' Home"), two Robillard originals, and a jointly composed slow blues, and helped out by bassist Marty Ballou and drummer Marty Richards, Duke Robillard and Herb Ellis deliver a 48-minute swing guitar master class, Conversations in Swing Guitar. Ellis comes from jazz and Robillard from the blues, so their approaches are just distinct enough to keep things interesting; although both play with a clean, fat jazz tone and no one ever really hauls off and shreds, Robillard tends towards bent notes and funky chordal things while Ellis thinks a bit more in terms of long lines and florid ornamentation. Every so often you might find yourself wishing that the edges were just a bit rougher, but both of these guys are clearly having a great old time, and you will too.
The Ultimate Beginner Series has helped thousands of aspiring musicians take their first steps towards experiencing the fun of playing music. Now you can experience both Step 1 and Step 2 together for the first time on DVD. Ultimate Beginner Series: Acoustic Guitar Basics On your Acoustic Guitar Basics DVD, you will learn how to tune up quickly and accurately, how to change strings, how to play the most popular chords, how to create variety in your rhythm playing, how to create melodies around chords using hammer-ons and pull-offs, how to play in any key using the capo or barre chords, and much more.
Keith Wyatt, blues authority, shows his favorite blues chord voicing and comping concepts. Keith explores everything from 'straight-eight' boogie blues to rock shuffles and elegant 'uptown' styles. Includes: classic blues chord voicing, blues progression variations, chord substitution, 'straight-eight' and shuffle patterns, and several complete 12-bar blues progressions.