Nothing sounds as bluesy as a slide guitar, and this 70 minute DVD shows you how it s done on electric and acoustic, solo or with a group. Using classic blues tunes Little Red Rooster, Sittin On Top Of The World, Reconsider Baby, The Sky Is Crying, Farther On Up The Road and One Way Out Fred Sokolow shows you how to play and improvise slide in the styles of the great bluesmen Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Duane Allman.
Rockabilly is the roots of rock. It combines electric blues, country blues, Merle Travis-style fingerpicking and more. This DVD covers boogie woogie back-up licks, turnarounds, blues/rock licks in the classic key of E, movable blues/rock scales, fingerpicking patterns and more. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.
This DVD is the follow-up lesson to Fred Sokolow's Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar. It presents six classic fingerpicking tunes, including solos and accompaniments, with a bluesy and country flavour.
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Learning Blues haphazardly can be very frustrating—a lick here, a lick there—so having a complete system that takes you by the hand from the basic progressions and tools to advanced blues soloing can save you months of dead-end trial and error. With this course, you'll learn the notes, chords, and form that make up the blues. You'll also build a strong repertoire of ready-to-use riffs (shown in both music and TAB) that can immediately be incorporated into your playing. You'll hear exactly what to play with each session's "Hearing the Blues" ear training exercises. Explore and demonstrate your new skills with a real band in a variety of musical settings using the Jam-Along CD and DVD.
The great irony with this release is that it was perhaps the most innovative and interesting on the Shrapnel label, yet received little attention until years later. Yngwie Malmsteen's influence on young guitarists produced an endless supply of technically competent, but largely uninspired, effigies. Mark Varney signed the German guitarist/composer Bernd Steidl, who had been studying at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in California, after hearing a demo tape. Released without much press or fanfare, the recording was only mildly successful within the guitar-shred community. Perhaps the reason for this was that the core American audience, primarily young, heavy metal-influenced guitar students, were not ready for the level of sophistication presented in this acoustic format. In fact, the music on this recording bears little to no resemblance to the guitar shredders that Steidl was unfairly being compared to (i.e.Tony Macalpine, Vinnie Moore, Greg Howe). Formally trained on classical music in Germany, but also influenced by the likes of Al Di Meola and Django Reinhardt, Steidl amassed a prodigious combination of guitar technique and compositional skills. The listener is thus treated not only to staggering displays of guitar gymnastics, but also to distinctive, diverse, and memorable compositions that add up to a cohesive musical listening experience. As the years went by and the spread of MP3s became the dominant form of music acquisition, word quickly spread about this recording, and a cult classic was firmly established. There are a number of standout tracks here, with the jaw-dropping "Irrlichter" and haunting "Cobra Negra" being the most memorable. The supporting musicians are careful not to overplay and make a valuable contribution, especially the eerie choral vocals of Dioni Michelle Collins. With Psycho Acoustic Overture, Bernd Steidl managed to outplay and outclass his contemporaries, and although it took nearly a decade, the musical community finally realized this player's special talent. ~ Robert Taylor, All Music Guide