The obvious impetus for playing fingerstyle guitar is the ability to combine bass lines, chords and melody simultaneously, effectively creating the impression of several musicians playing together. But unless you've already heard Martin Taylor, you've never experienced it quite like this. In Martin's playing, the three elements are so well integrated that the music transcends the technique. But you won't miss the details of his touch. Tight left-hand positions move with the precision of a servomotor; each digit appearing to have a mind of its own, but playing in perfect harmony with the others. Arrangements fly off his fingers in such a seemingly effortless manner that they create the illusion of accessibility." Fingerstyle Guitar In this unique DVD lesson Martin Taylor discusses various aspects of his approach to ingerstyle jazz guitar. This is the perfect introduction to Martin s guitar style and techniques. Once you have mastered this material you will be ready to tackle Martin s other videos and DVDs.
Jazz For The Electric Blues Guitarist provides a valuable lesson for those who wish to introduce sophisticated jazz lines and more advanced chord concepts into their playing. This information-packed lesson takes the player on an exciting journey from the basic "jazz" blues progression to advanced chord substitution. Turnarounds and chord families, together with further elaborations and inversions are also discussed, in an easy to understand way, which will spice up your blues playing in no time. As the DVD unfolds, Adrian Ingram reveals the secrets of jazz substitution and improvisation, showing how the fundamental concepts can be used to lift your blues playing onto a higher plateau. Coloristic devices, such as Charlie Christian's worry notes and Wes Montgomery's octaves are also discussed. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.
Guitarist, vocalist, and bandleader, the multi-faceted John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of jazz music's brightest new stars. Son of legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, John was exposed to the music of Erroll Garner, Les Paul, and Django Reinhardt at a young age, and began playing with his father at age 20. Though he's just 49 years old now, John has already recorded 21 albums, including the recent releases Dear Mr. Sinatra, Generations (a duo album with his father), and With a Song in My Heart.
Renowned jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli shares his take on the key elements of jazz guitar style. Filled with dazzling demos, insightful lessons and great anecdotes, this DVD is perfect for newcomers looking to get their feet wet, or for experienced jazzers. Filmed in hi-def with onscreen music for many of the examples.
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.
This DVD is designed for the guitarist who wants to study jazz guitar improvisation. This course uses a logical, beginning approach that includes jazz theory explanations, common chord substitutions, major jazz scales, and modes and their applications. No music reading is required in this course, however, knowledge of chord diagrams and tablature is needed.
A first-call freelance guitarist in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Jake Reichbart has performed alongside Motown and jazz legends in his thousands of live gigs.