Arpeggio Power!

Paul Mehling

A Systematic Approach to Conquering the Guitar Fretboard

“Arpeggios are the DNA of music.” - Paul Mehling Arpeggios (chords played as individual notes) are an indispensable component of music and can become an invaluable tool in your musical bag of tricks. Many melodies are built upon arpeggios, and their intervals and patterns are the key to understanding improvisation. In short, arpeggio knowledge can set you apart from other ... Read More

John Abercrombie Teaches Jazz Guitar Improvisation

John Abercrombie
A jazz great reveals dozens of essential ideas for guitarists who are ready to develop their own voice and create a dramatic change in their playing! John Abercrombie highlights essential concepts, including motivic development; polychording; use of dynamics and rhythmic changes; the introduction of space and outside notes; the melodic bass line approach; and other techniques. Concentrating on the basics-intervals ... Read More

Learn To Play Western Swing Guitar

Ray Benson
Take a lead and rhythm guitar class from the maestro of western swing! Asleep At The Wheel's Ray Benson offers straight-shooting advice about the famous tunes, techniques and special qualities of this exciting hybrid of country, jazz and blues styles. To solidify your rhythm playing, Ray dissects Eldon Shamblin's traveling bass/chord lines and Freddie Green's comping ... Read More

You Can Play Jazz Guitar! - 3 Video Set

Mike DeMicco

A Complete Course

Finally, a complete method for learning jazz guitar that's clear, accessible and crammed with enough information to save you months, even years, of searching on your own. Mike DeMicco, one of America's hottest players, has devised an informative, insightful series on how to play jazz guitar. This is the essential jazz lesson, a comprehensive three-lesson set that's ... Read More

You Can Play Jazz Guitar!- DVD 2

Mike DeMicco

Improvisation-Developing Your Own Style

Now it's time to dig deeper into jazz improvisation in styles ranging frombebop to jazz blues. On this second DVD, guitarist Mike DeMicco presents a full range of soloing ideas designed to expand yourknowledge of the guitar in one quantum leap! Mike starts off with an in-depth look at the II-V-I progression and the relationships between chords, scales and ... Read More

You Can Play Jazz Guitar - DVD 3

Mike DeMicco

Putting It All Together

"A gifted instrumentalist, able to translate the Charlie Christian tradition into the fusion idiom."--The Milwaukee Journal The mark of a great jazz musician is his or her ability to make a personal, unique statement. This third DVD in the series provides invaluable insights into how you, as a developing jazz guitarist, can create your own distinctive style. Starting with ... Read More

You Can Play Jazz Guitar! - Video 1

Mike DeMicco

Scales, Modes, and Other Essentials

Here are the skills every guitar player needs to play beautiful solos and create exciting improvisations. Mike DeMicco gives you a complete understanding of what jazz guitar is all about, taking you through a wide variety of scales, modes, arpeggios and chord voicings, then teaching you how to practice them so you can move around the fingerboard with ease. The ... Read More