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Lead and Solo Guitar Lessons

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Lead and solo guitar lessons; arpeggios, major and minor modes, scales, picking, articulations, speed exercises, rock licks, theory, and more. Learn to play the lead and solo guitar or improve your skills with instructional videos and DVDs.

Fretboard Roadmaps Video

Fretboard Roadmaps
 Fretboard Roadmaps
DVD - $16.95
No matter what style of guitar you play, you will love this DVD! This DVD helps viewers think like musicians.

Using familiar tunes, Fred Sokolow teaches the movable fretboard patterns all the pros use. Guitarists will learn how to solo and play back-up in all keys, all over the fretboard • play movable chords and chord progressions • play chord-based licks and arpeggios • jam or play melodies with the blues box and with pentatonic and major scales • and much more. The accompanying booklet comes complete with easy-to-follow notation and diagrams which correspond exactly to the DVD.

62 minutes.
DVD - All Region.

50 Licks Blues Style Video

50 Licks Blues Style
 50 Licks Blues
DVD - $14.95
Unlock the secrets of blues guitar! Ace session guitarist Mat Gurman teaches budding bluesmasters 50 terrific phrases, demonstrating licks for dominant and minor blues progressions, turnarounds, intro licks, ending licks, stop time licks and many more. He also shows players the classic techniques used in blues guitar, such as: bends, pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides, slurs, vibrato, muted string raking and more! Each lick is played in context, then demonstrated slowly with full explanations of every technique used. Includes an instructional booklet.

59 minutes.
DVD - All Region.

50 Licks Rock Style Video

50 Licks Rock Style DVD - $14.95  
Musicians Institute instructor Tom Kolb teaches licks in the styles of rock guitar masters such as Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, the Allman Brothers, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani, Billy Gibbons, Dave Navarro, Mark Knopfler, and other great players! He explains how to apply the licks over certain chords or progressions, and covers techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, vibrato, bends, octaves, harmonics, whammy bar, double stops, sequencing of scales, intervallic licks, arpeggios, and many more. Includes a helpful instructional booklet.

60 minutes.
DVD - All Region.

50 Licks Jazz Style Video

50 Licks Jazz Style DVD - $14.95
Learn licks, turnarounds, bebop lines and more! Musicians Institute instructor Bruce Buckingham demonstrates the essential licks for the chords and progressions common to jazz II-V-I licks, turnaround licks, chromatic bebop lines, licks for altered chords and major and minor vamps, and more! He illustrates these licks in several styles, such as: swing, bossa nova, samba, swing 16ths, funky fusion and bluesy shuffles. With an accompanying instructional booklet, this DVD is a must for all jazz guitarists!

61 minutes.
DVD - All Region.

50 Licks Country Style Video

50 Licks Country Style DVD - $14.95
Learn the techniques and styles of today's most popular country guitarists! A fixture on the Los Angeles country music scene, Troy Dexter takes players step-by-step through classic country style licks that can also be used in blues, rock and rockabilly. He demonstrates pedal steel licks, bluegrass licks, cascading licks and licks using harmonics, intervals, triads, bends, chromatic passages, arpeggios, open strings, double stops and more. All licks are played in context, then slowed down and explained, and the DVD comes with an instructional booklet.

61 minutes.
DVD - All Region.

Beginning Rock Lead Guitar Video

Beginning Rock Lead Guitar DVD - $14.95
Artist and Composer: Troy Stetina. Part of an exciting new series of videos for beginning guitarists. Each video features an inspiring session with a master teacher/player and includes on-screen music and up-close camera shots all in a very hip, totally contemporary setting. Allow one of guitar's leading educators to show you the essentials of playing exciting rock leads. Troy covers modes, articulations, arpeggios, speed exercises, scales, rock licks, theory, and more, in detail for the beginning rock guitarist.

53 minutes.
DVD - All Region.

John Jorgenson   $19.95

John Jorgenson
This John Jorgenson video is a presentation and demonstration of the versatile style and techniques with one of the top call session guitarists in the recording industry, television and performance circuit today. He won the Academy of Country Music's 'Guitarist of the Year' in 1990, 1991, and 1992 and 'Band of the Year' for Desert Rose Band in 1988, 1989, and 1990. In this video, he presents how to improvise melodies with 4ths, 5ths, octaves and chords; utilize unique picking, tapping and bending techniques for a colorful sound; use metric modulation with flair; use chromatics to create dynamic melody fills; and much more!   60 minutes.

Brian May   $19.95

Brian May
Founder of Queen and one of rock's finest guitarists, Brian May covers licks and solos to several Queen hits, and harmony soloing on this video.

Blues Rock Guitar Soloing Video

Blues Rock Guitar Soloing DVD - $14.95
Learning to solo has never been easier or more affordable! This dynamic series, offers the essential elements every soloist needs. In Blues Rock Guitar Soloing, Mat demonstrates the art of phrasing which is the key to all improvised music as heard in the music of Santana, Clapton & SRV.

46 mins.
DVD - All Region.

Master Sessions - Dave Navarro Video

Master Sessions - Dave Navarro

DVD - $19.95
Dave Navarro, guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, demonstrates his unique guitar style and techniques. He discusses his rhythm style showing chordal licks, double stops, and chord structure, and breaks down many of his best riffs and solos, from his earlier Jane's Addiction days, as well as recent Red Hot Chili Peppers recordings. He takes the viewer step-by-step through his multiple delays, wah-wah pedal and ebow tricks, and more. The accompanying booklet includes easy-to-follow diagrams and notation that corresponds exactly to the video.

DVD - All Region.

Famous Rock Guitar Riffs and Solos Video

Famous Rock Guitar Riffs and Solos DVD - $19.95
Learn the trademark riffs and solos that define rock guitar! In this DVD, Musicians Institute guitar instructor Tom Kolb provides in-depth analysis of these eight groundbreaking songs: No Particular Place to Go (Chuck Berry) • Crossroads (Cream) • Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix) • You Shook Me (Led Zeppelin) • Iron Man (Black Sabbath) • Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple) • You Really Got Me (Van Halen) • Crossfire (Stevie Ray Vaughan).

60 minutes.  DVD-All-Region.
DVD - All Region.

Playing in the Style of the Fender Stratocaster Video

Playing in the Style of the Fender Stratocaster DVD - $19.95
Musicians Institute instructor Tom Kolb takes an in-depth look at the Fender Stratocaster and the styles of its most famous players. He discusses the classic Strat sound, pick-up configuration and body style, then breaks down the blues riffs of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the shimmering tone of David Gilmour, and the tremolo picking of Dick Dale. Tom then takes players step-by-step through the soulful bends of Eric Clapton, the whammy bar melodies of Jeff Beck, the landmark stylings of Jimi Hendrix, the unique chord voicings of Eric Johnson, and much more. Includes an accompanying booklet with easy-to-follow notation and diagrams that correspond exactly to the video.

60 minutes.
DVD - All Region.

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