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ATOMIC ROCK GUITAR - Trey Alexander, winner of Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar award, opens up his big bag of improvisational, theoretical and technical chops to reveal the blazing techniques and high-level concepts that he has cultivated over years of intensive study, live performances and a tenacious dedication to his craft.
Atomic Rock guides your development of the essential skills needed to succeed in today’s modern rock arena. You’ll learn fretboard navigation concepts and a variety of right and left hand techniques to facilitate easy movement both vertically and horizontally across the neck. Trey also drills down on a wide range of improvisational skills that will help you develop strong melodic statements and distinctive rhythmic grooves.
Atomic Rock covers a broad range of modern rock concepts, including Trey’s award-winning “Modern Equivalent.” This course is designed to expose you to the variety of contemporary grooves, rhythmic patterns, techniques, phrasing and theoretical approaches that today’s rock guitarist must master. You’ll work through ballads, up-tempo power grooves and jazz rock styles and also study expressive devices such as legato, tapping, sweep-picking and the use of harmonics to enhance a tune’s melodic structure, avoiding shred for shred’s sake.
Atomic Rock is a hands-on playing course – you'll be rockin’ out from the very first lesson and will quickly develop a raging addiction to your Atomic Rock practice sessions. Hands-On Learning Tools included with Atomic Rock Guitar: Text Lesson Guide, Standard Notation, Guitar Tab, Power Tab Files, Power Tab Software, Practice Rhythm Tracks, Bonus Material. Secure PIN enclosed in DVD package for quick and secure download of learning tools.
BASS BASICS - Stu Hamm, bass player extraordinaire, has been the bassist of choice for dozens of virtuoso guitarists while he continually hones his jaw-dropping chops on countless sessions and solo albums.
Bass Basics lays the foundation for freshman bassists through a step-by-step approach to every aspect of the instrument, from tuning up for the first time to nailing your first audition. Stu demonstrates helpful left and right hand techniques to build strength and endurance. He shares with you the language of music that will make quick work of communicating your ideas with other musicians. He also teaches you the “language of music” to help make quick work of communicating ideas at jams and auditions.
Bass Basics equips you with a solid foundation of techniques, theory, rhythm patterns and bass lines, all of which can applied in any style of music. Stu shows you how to read tab and follow a chart, and teaches you the essential theory required to take your playing in any direction you choose. Bass Basics presents valuable insight into a multitude of styles, covering everything from country to classical. Stu also shares tips on tone settings for both the bass and amplifier and how to use them to get the sound you want.
Never before has a bassist of this caliber shared such a wealth of knowledge to give aspiring bassists the benefit of years of pro experience. If you’re serious about your journey to learn and play bass, Bass Basics is the ultimate guide. Hands-On Learning Tools included with Bass Basics: Text Lesson Guide, Standard Notation, Guitar Tab, Power Tab Files, Power Tab Software, Bonus Material. Secure PIN enclosed in DVD package for quick and secure download of learning tools.
CAGED CRACKED - Brad Carlton, TrueFire’s Educational Director and top session player, presents CAGED Cracked, a unique and highly effective system for fretboard navigation, chord selection and improvisation. The CAGED system goes well beyond alternate chord voicings by also serving as a springboard for comping, soloing and improvising in any key.
You'll start off learning just five moveable chord forms and a system for quickly identifying roots and other strong tones. You'll then learn how to quickly see and overlay intervals, arpeggios, pentatonics and other scale forms - all of them also moveable to any key. Next, you’ll get a grip on handy inversions of the chord forms to connect the dots between the forms and add texture to the harmony. Then the fun begins as you put your big bag of moveable chords, arpeggios and scale forms to work to comp, solo and improvise over any changes, in any key, in any fretboard position. You’ll also learn how to pull out fills at will and instantly connect strong tones across even the most complicated changes to form seamless melodic lines and compositions.
CAGED Cracked unlocks the improvisational firepower of the CAGED system for rhythm work, fills, solos and melodies as well. The ultimate "rut-buster" for advanced and intermediate players alike, CAGED Cracked quickly transforms every aspect of your playing from B&W to color. Hands-On Learning Tools included with CAGED Cracked: Text Lesson Guide, Chord Charts, Practice Rhythm Tracks, Bonus Material. Secure PIN enclosed in DVD package for quick and secure download of learning tools.
INNOVATIONS FOR ACOUSTIC GUITAR - Muriel Anderson, world-renowned guitarist and composer, presents this intensive study program for intermediate and advanced fingerstyle guitar players. Innovations for Acoustic Guitar guides the student through essential theory, techniques and other “tricks of the trade” to enhance the player’s performance, arranging and composition skills.
Using several of her own compositions as lesson examples (Arioso, Mister Chester, Two Shores, A Baker’s Dozen and Muriel’s highly popular Angelina Baker Medley), Innovations for Acoustic Guitar reveals a variety of Muriel’s signature techniques and approaches for generating new ideas and fresh arrangements or compositions.
You’ll learn how to flavor your arrangements and compositions with a variety of harmonic techniques including Irish and Cuban influences and odd time signatures. You’ll learn how to develop a theme, play expressively and imitate the sounds of a banjo, mandolin or bass. Muriel also demonstrates how connect notes in a rhythmic tune in the classic style of Chet Atkins.
Innovations for Acoustic Guitar will strengthen your fingerstyle technique, enhance your performance and presentation of material and spark innovative composition and arranging. Hands-On Learning Tools included with Innovations for Acoustic Guitar: Text Lesson Guide, Standard Notation, Guitar Tab, Power Tab Files, Power Tab Software, Bonus Material. Secure PIN enclosed in DVD package for quick and secure download of learning tools.
INVERSION EXCURSION - Frank Vignola is one of the most multi-dimensional artists in the industry. A monster player and composer, Frank’s work with everyone from Les Paul to Donald Fagen make him the perfect guide for this intensive exploration of chord inversions.
Inversion Excursion will exponentially increase your chord, comping and rhythm pattern vocabulary. Instead of simply memorizing chord forms from a book, Inversion Excursion teaches you how to unleash chorus after chorus of fresh ideas by giving you a grip on the chord forms and then illustrating how to apply them in a musical context.
You’ll learn how to instantly pull out an endless variety of interesting voicings and rhythms to keep both the soloist and the audience engaged and motivated. You’ll learn hundreds of inversions up and down the neck, across all string groups, in all keys.
In this first volume, you’ll work through major chord inversions using video demonstrations and extensive charts (over 500 pages!) that illustrate root, first inversion, second inversion and third inversion forms. Unlike your typical chord book, you’ll play your way through the course within a musical context and learn how to apply the inversions with rhythmic ideas in virtually any style of music.
Over the course of your Inversion Excursion journey you'll develop a massive vocabulary of chords, patterns and applications that you can pull out when comping, arranging, composing and improvising. In short, you'll NEVER find yourself struggling to come up with something fresh and appropriate, if not downright dazzling. Hands-On Learning Tools included with Inversion Excursion: Text Lesson Guide, Chord Charts, Practice Rhythm Tracks, Bonus Material. Secure PIN enclosed in DVD package for quick and secure download of learning tools.
MONSTER NASHVILLE GUITAR - Ladd Smith, winner of Guitar Player magazine’s Guitar Superstar award, delivers an extraordinary learning experience covering the essential improvisational, theoretical and technical skills needed to perform and record in the modern Nashville electric guitar style.
You’ll play your way through Monster Nashville Guitar in a cognitive manner – no tedious notation, theory or exercises to bog you down. Ladd presents an extensive series of lessons based on his instrumental, “Outrun the Train” which earned him the Guitar Superstar competition’s top spot. “The tune is an ideal instructional tool because it features a ton of my favorite licks and covers a wide range of up-tempo ‘Tele-melee’ material in an ear-friendly way, utilizing a common key, tempo and theme for ease of reference.”
Ladd teaches you the Nashville numbering system, provides gear overviews with each lesson while drilling down on dozens of key skills including hybrid picking, banjo rolls, chicken pickin', chord solos, “butterfly” hammer-on/pull-offs, unison and pedal-steel bends, train beats, open string pull-offs, vibrato, descending double-stop runs, triad-based pedal-steel riffs, sliding 4th intervals and bends, arpeggiated rhythms, contrary-motion/counter-point lead lines, descending banjo effects, open string utilization, behind-the-nut bends and whole tone riffs.
Whether or not you aspire to be a Nashville player, Monster Nashville Guitar is a bottomless resource for players of any style, providing ample instruction to feed your grey matter for a lifetime. Hands-On Learning Tools included with Monster Nashville Guitar: Text Lesson Guide, Standard Notation, Guitar Tab, Power Tab Files, Power Tab Software, Practice Rhythm Tracks, Bonus Material. Secure PIN enclosed in DVD package for quick and secure download of learning tools.