Master fusion guitarist John McLaughlin headlines this epic-length instructional package on mastering guitar improvisation. The program is divided into twelve unique chapters, with subtopics including The Symmetric Scale, Chromaticism, The Harmonic Minor Scale, Odd Time Signatures and more. The program's approach enlists a combination of elements, including but not limited to: three videos running simultaneously (left hand and right hand, with in-sync notation), videotaped analysis of McLaughlin's own improvisations, practice tracks in each chapter using the identical chord progressions, and many other tools.
Before Mark Epstein became a medical student at Harvard and began training as a psychiatrist, he immersed himself in Buddhism through experiences with such influential Buddhist teachers as Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield. The positive outlook of Buddhism and the meditative principle of living in the moment came to influence his study and practice of psychotherapy profoundly. Going on Being is Epstein’s memoir of his early years as a student of Buddhism and of how Buddhism shaped his approach to therapy, as well as a practical guide to how a Buddhist understanding of psychological problems makes change for the better possible.