Preston's astonishing technique will change the way you approach your instrument. In his hands, a single guitar becomes numerous instruments, creating a multitude of sonic and rhythmic effects. He plays and analyzes 3 original compositions: "Slap Funk," "Border Towns," and "Tribes," teaching "rim shots," "bongo hits," slap harmonics, double hammer-ons, two-hand tapping, right hand fretting, and other techniques. By learning these tunes you'll gain myriad ideas for your own solo guitar style. Intermediate/advanced.
Since its publication in book form in 2003, THE CRAFT OF PIANO PLAYING has won kudos from pianists on every continent. The DVD version features exercises from the original book plus several new ones, complementing the book's in-depth investigations with an immediate, graphic and tangible experience of Alan Fraser's teaching. The exercises develop hand structure and function, replacing both tension and over-relaxation with effective activation based on optional skeletal alignment and offering an ever more profound technical development for the assiduous student.