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Instructional World Music Videos and DVDs

World music lessons - learn to play Flamenco, Gypsy, klezmer music, Irish guitar, reggae guitar, Hawaiian slack key guitar, Caribbean guitar, Gypsy guitar or improve your skills.

Singing Salsa - Cantando Salsa Video

Singing Salsa - Cantando Salsa
Learn the essential techniques and secrets of traditional and modern salsa singing! This exciting bilingual DVD covers: breathing techniques and warm-ups; 3-part harmony; bolero, son, guaracha, salsa and more forms explained in detail; improvising techniques and performance tips; full-band demos featuring the hottest players in Latin music; full videos in both English and Spanish; and more! 43 minutes.

Born in Puerto Rico, Willy Torres has had a thriving musical career since childhood, singing backup for Menudo in his early teens, and going on to tour the world in premier Latin orchestras. Torres is now a mainstay of the New York salsa scene, recording and touring with international artists.

DVD - All Region.

Modern Congas Video

Modern CongasLearn the secrets to playing congas in modern Latin music! One of the most respected Latin percussionists on the scene today, Roberto Quintero discusses and demonstrates his masterful approach on this DVD. Includes: full-band demos featuring the hottest players in Latin music • strokes and playing techniques for two and three congas • 3-2 and 2-3 clave in 4/4, 6/8 and polyrhythmic studies • tumbao patterns and rumba styles • cutting edge techniques • and more!  In both English and Spanish.

VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA)
DVD - All Region.

Learn to Play Flamenco Guitar 2-Video Set

Learn to Play Flamenco GuitarAaron Gilmartin's intro to flamenco will get anyone started playing this passionate and exciting music. Along with flamenco history and terminology, Aaron teaches four of the most important forms: Tangos and Alegrias (on DVD 1) and Bulerias and Soleares (on DVD 2) – along with the strumming and picking techniques that make flamenco so exciting to players and listeners alike.

3-1/2 Hrs • Includes Music + Tab.
DVD - All Region.

Gypsy Jazz Guitar - Rhythm, Styles & Techniques - Vol. 1 Video

Gypsy Jazz Guitar - Rhythm, Styles & Techniques - Vol. 1

The driving style pioneered by Django Reinhardt and other Gypsy players became one of the dominant sounds in jazz during the thirties and forties. Starting with basic four-to-the-bar comping and damping, Paul Mehling takes you through a variety of accompaniment ideas.

VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA)
DVD - All Region.

Gypsy Jazz Guitar - Improvising Lead - Vol. 2 Video

Gypsy Jazz Guitar - Improvising Lead - Vol. 2

 This fascinating look at the art of improvisation is the Gypsy jazz tradition shows you how to really swing! Before long, you'll be playing exciting solos in the style typified by Django Reinhardt, Birelli Lagrenne and other hot players of the dynamic genre.

VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA)
DVD - All Region.

The Art of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Hawaiin Slack Key GuitarKeola Beamer, a master of this distinctive and increasingly popular traditional style, teaches a variety of tunings, beautiful instrumentals and essential techniques. Songs: Kuu Lei Awapuhi Melemele • Kalena Kai • A Grandmother's Wish • Manu Kai • Sanoe • Makika • He Punahele. Slack key can be played on any acoustic or electric guitar - all players will add new sounds and flavors to their repertoire.  80 mins. • Includes music and tab • Level 3.

Traditional Caribbean Guitar Calypso & Other Island Rhythms

Caribbean GuitarArtist: Bob Brozman. Add a touch of the islands to your guitar playing! Calypso's wild pulses, danceable rhythms, and playful lyrics will spice up all your arrangements. Syncopation is the key to this folk-based world music, and this video teaches: fingerpicking and strumming patterns, a variety of keys and tempos, moving bass lines, chords & voicing, percussive strokes, and seven calypso songs.  80 mins., includes booklet, level 3.

Gypsy Jazz Guitar - Rhythm, Styles & Techniques - Vol. 1

Gypsy Jazz GuitarThe driving style pioneered by Django Reinhardt and other Gypsy players became one of the dominant sounds in jazz during the thirties and forties. Starting with basic four-to-the-bar comping and damping, Paul Mehling takes you through a variety of accompaniment ideas.

Gypsy Jazz Guitar - Improvising Lead - Vol. 2

This fascinating look at the art of improvisation is the Gypsy jazz tradition shows you how to really swing! Before long, you'll be playing exciting solos in the style typified by Django Reinhardt, Birelli Lagrenne and other hot players of the dynamic genre.

Gypsy Jazz Guitar - Two Video Set

The complete 2 video set. See descriptions directly above.


  

 

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