Modern Method is far more than a guitar course–as the name implies, it's a completely modern new method for playing the guitar. Although Modern Method has been created by one of the great jazz guitarists of our time, the techniques Frank Vignola shares here are highly applicable to any style of guitar playing. The principles and concepts work as well for rock and metal as they do for the most complex jazz.
Jazz guitar is a wide open place where innovation, interpretation and experimentation run rampant. All of the rules are meant to be broken and the music is played in the moment. One player's ceiling is another player's floor and you can study the form for years and still be nowhere. All this is why we love it so. Jazz is also a highly subjective art form where beauty clearly is in the "ears" of the beholder. There's much debate amongst players about virtually every quality of Jazz but everyone seems to agree that the best way to learn jazz guitar is to listen and study with a master.
In this master class DVD, Berklee professor and saxophonist Ed Tomassi shows you how to build compelling improvisations out of just a few notes. Tomassi's method makes improvising simple. He demonstrates techniques for creating graceful solos from a two-, three- or four-note riff or motive, and shows how to add depth and variety by stringing several motives together. His system is easy to understand and practice; it will help you develop more interesting, cohesive and creative solos within any form or structure.
A Modern Method for Guitar, by William Leavitt, is one of the world's most popular guitar methods. It is the basic text for Berklee College of Music's guitar program. It has stood the test of time and earned a vast and loyal following of dedicated guitar students and instructors for over forty years.
Wolf Marshall is a unique hybrid. He is internationally acclaimed as both a guitarist and educator. Through his many products and publications, Wolf has gained an enormous worldwide following and status usually accorded only to “famed players” in “name bands,” and has been listened to on his recordings by more aspiring fretboard enthusiasts than most so-called guitar heroes. …