Babak Afshar is a perfect example of a new age composer whose albums can appeal to those who aren't big new age fans. That's because his new age/world music output not only soothes, it also stimulates. Consistently tranquil and peaceful, Color of Rain can appeal to those who simply want to unplug, unwind, and be soothed. But as calming as Afshar's music is, it isn't mindless or mind-numbing. Blending new age with elements of both Middle Eastern folk and European classical music, Afshar (who is listed is simply Babak on this CD) is substantial, interesting, and creative. Afshar helps you relax, but he doesn't force you to turn your brain off in order to appreciate him. On Color of Rain, Afshar gives us new age music with a difference.
Sarah Spisak has been making music theory fun and accessible for countless guitarists over the years. Her ground-breaking “Melodic Principles” course briefly covered a nine-note block system for mastering the modes and covering the entire fretboard with minimal time and effort. Now she has expanded on this innovative method and packed the course with fun-to-play exercises, solos and backing tracks.
By moving one finger to a different fret, a familiar chord takes on a whole new quality! Move a chord shape to a different position on the neck and you have a rich, advanced-sounding progression! Welcome to Artie Traum s lesson in how to use chords to enhance basic folk, country, blues and rock songs. Artie has designed the perfect lesson for anyone who s looking for ways to make guitar accompaniments come alive. He focuses on the basic chord shapes you probably use all the time (D, G, E and C) and shows you how you can transform their sound by incorporating altered notes, open strings, bass lines, barre chords and a variety of other techniques that will help you create beautiful accompaniments.