Learn to play Paganini s Caprice #5 on electric guitar with Andy James. The 24 Caprices have often been hailed as some of the most challenging musical pieces ever written. We have taken this music and translated it to the electric guitar to provide a wealth of melody, harmony and killer guitar licks! Although not for the faint hearted, completing these pieces will not only make you a better player, but will also put you out there with some of the best technicians in the World..
Bass runs provide movement, harmony and a smooth transition as you change chords. Learning to add bass runs to chord progressions teaches you how to play the notes of the scale in several keys, and helps you develop good timing and single-note accuracy. Happy teaches a variety of bass "walks" in several keys, from the most basic to more complex chromatic runs. Songs include "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" "Bury Me Beneath the Willow," "I Am A Pilgrim," "Walk Right In," more.
Doom Metal Style explores the use of the natural minor scale within a Doom Metal context. This feature gives students a good look at how to turn one idea into many using a variety of techniques. Examples focus on harmonizing riffs, octave harmony ideas, soloing using a combination of pentatonics and natural minor scales, and fusing gothic ideas with doom riffs a la Paradise Lost.
From a guitarist's perspective, Smooth Jazz is more like instrumental rhythm and blues, funk and pop music! It is a vibrant playground of great grooves, sophisticated blues-based harmonies, and lush orchestration - in the tradition of James Brown, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind and Fire and Carlos Santana. It is where jazz, rock, pop, funk, r&b, and Latin styles all come together on the guitar Thus DVD will help you to master this style, extending your knowledge of jazz harmony, blues techniques, funk rhythm skills and a keen, lyrical sense of melody in a variety of tone and amp settings Richard Smith is a session player and recording artist who lives in Los Angeles, California. He is also a Senior Professor and Chair of theStudio/Jazz Guitar department at the University of Southern California.