80-minute instructional video , with special guests Louis Johnson and Tetsugi Ogawa ( lead guitar). Alex Weir teaches guitarists how he got the driving sounds that contributed to the sounds of Talking Heads, Brothers Johnson, and Tom Tom Club, offering advice on pick speed, tonal variations, rhythmic development, hand/wrist positions, timing and more.
Stu Hamm's Fretboard Fitness digs deep into bass guitar fretboard navigation, finger agility and the theoretical knowledge necessary to play all styles of music. If you consider yourself an intermediate bass guitar player, Stu Hamm's Fretboard Fitness is the bass boot camp you need to take your skills to the next level.
Learn how to lock into an airtight groove with Berklee professor and versatile bassman Danny Morris. In this Berklee Workshop, Morris gives you techniques to help you anchor your band with solid foundation of bass lines, chord progressions and rhythmic and harmonic variations. Working with and without a drum machine, Morris breaks down the secrets of syncopation, rhythmic displacement, left-hand muting, and more. His practical lessons will help you build your bass vocabulary, play with more variety and character, and keep your grooves in the pocket.
Jaco Pastorius , one of the greatest bass players of all time, forged a landmark bass style that still permeates music today. His melodic sense, delicate touch, and groundbreaking bass grooves have influenced generations of musicians, while his music has consistently topped readers' and critics' polls worldwide. On Modern Electric Bass, Jaco presents his unique approach to countless musical topics, covering right- and left-hand technique, harmonies, scales, arpeggios, study concepts, fretless bass, and more. Jaco performs several standout solos as well as a duet with session great Jeremy Jemmott. Special features include a closer look at Jaco's life, a peak at Jaco's equipment setup, a 20 minute performance featuring John Scofield and Kenwood Dennard, plus a preview of John Patitucci and much more!
Guitar educator Dave Celentano will take you through this comprehensive "hands-on" course and show you all the basic essentials for playing rhythm guitar. The DVD includes: anatomy of the guitar, holding the guitar, choosing picks, strings, tuning, finger exercises, open position chords, barre chords, power chords, strumming, keeping the beat, rhythms, palm muting, how to read tablature and chord diagrams, and many tips. Throughout the DVD are examples designed to assimilate the chords and strums, and get you playing rhythm guitar immediately.