With this sequel to his award winning bestseller on hand technique, Jojo Mayer presents the most comprehensive guide on foot technique for drummers ever available. Covering a wide range of techniques, from the most fundamental to the most sophisticated, state of the art visualization and in-depth analysis offer easy to follow, step by step instructions for drummers of every skill level. Highly entertaining and informative, Jojo explains every aspect of foot technique and pedals and for first time reveals the inner workings of his own technique in great detail. Contents: introduction - basic approach to foot technique bass drum technique fundamentals: the heel down technique - the heel up technique / basics - heel down vs. Heel up - playing in vs. out of the bass drum - the pivot bass drum hybrid techniques: double strokes - the constant release technique - exploiting rebound / dislocated spring exercise - the rocking motion - the swiveling technique - the heel toe technique - the mayer power slide technique - grouping exercises - the moeller pumping motion talk shop: history of bass drum pedals - anatomy of the bass drum pedal - adjusting the bass drum pedal - bass drum and pedal set up - the perfect balance pedal - shoes - my secret weapon: the no friction approach - single vs. Double pedal the hi hat: hi hat history - hi hat anatomy / set up and adjustment - hi hat technique / basics - splashing - hybrid techniques for hi hat - double stroke technique for hi hat chops factory: speed - control -managing beater flutter balance: the drum seat - seat height and posture foot coordination: single stroke coordination - double stroke coordination - epilogue plus: additional bonus material, tips and performance clips
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe v3 (2 volume set)
2 Volume Value Priced Set that includes eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method (v3) and eMedia Intermediate Piano & Keyboard Method (v2). eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method Deluxe includes everything you need to learn to play with over 450 audio- and video-enhanced lessons and more than 150 songs in a variety of musical styles. You'll be playing in no time by following the animated keyboard as it displays correct fingerings as the music plays or for any note or chord you choose. When used with a MIDI controller, eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method Deluxe provides specific feedback on playing mistakes, including wrong notes and rhythms. Other features include a metronome, recorder, variable-speed MIDI keyboard tracks, accompaniment tracks, and ear training exercises. eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method, included in eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method Deluxe, has received top ratings and honors from PC Magazine (4.5 out of 5), Music News, MacHome (4 Apples), Clavier Magazine and American Music Teacher Magazine which called it "an impressive and thorough piano teaching program." eMedia Intermediate Piano & Keyboard Method continues your musical journey with a focus on improvisation.
Manufacturer: PG Music
Brand: PG Music Inc.
PG Music's award-winning Band in a Box is the world's premiere auto accompaniment software. Use it to easily create backing tracks for practicing solos and improvisation, or as a great songwriting tool. Just type in some chords (like C, Fm7, or C13b9), choose the style you'd like, and Band in a Box 2015 creates a professional-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, and guitar, with strings or horns. Backing tracks can sound even better by using Real Tracks and Real Drums which use audio recordings of top studio musicians, instead of the usual MIDI tracks. From practicing jazz improvisation, to rock and country solos, Band in a Box delivers great backing tracks for jamming. Plus with over 50 added features, new Band-In-a-Box 2015 makes a great program even better!
Summer Sale! For a limited time, DVD Profiler for Windows is 50% off our normal price.DVD Profiler's unique combination of desktop application and online data access sets it apart from competing alternatives.With an enormous community of dedicated users worldwide, DVD Profiler has become the most compelling source of DVD information anywhere.System Requirements:Processor: 32-bit or 64-bitRAM: 1 GBHard Disk: 50 MB minimum, 1 GB recommended
Manufacturer: TrueFire, Inc.
About 335 Hits: Larry Carlton has been very generous to students of guitar over the course of his career. He’s given us countless solos and rhythm parts to study and emulate across his 3,000 sessions, 200 hit singles and 100 gold albums as a session player (some of us are still trying to nail that Kid Charlemagne solo!). Then he gave us the gift of 31 albums as a solo recording artist earning him 4 Grammys and 19 Grammy nominations. He’s treated us to a master series of lessons revealing his signature techniques, harmonic approaches and improvisational prowess in 335 Blues and 335 Improv. Yet over all these years, Larry’s never showed us exactly how he plays his hit songs from the first measure to the last... until now! Larry Carlton’s 335 Hits is the first time that Larry lifts the hood on the exact voicings, melodies, fingerings and improvisational approaches that he uses when performing nine of his hit songs on stage; Room 335, Smiles & Smiles To Go, Alone But Never Alone, Hello Tomorrow, RCM, High Steppin’, Terry T, Kid Gloves and Red Hot Poker. Using both electric and acoustic guitars, Larry performs each of the songs over the actual rhythm tracks from his Grammy-nominated Greatest Hits Rerecorded album.After each performance, Larry steps you through the song melody and rhythm parts measure-by-measure, chord-by-chord, note-by-note. True to Mr 335 form, the solos are improvised following the principles that Larry outlined in his 335 Improv course. While Larry does not break down the solos, we transcribed them note-by-note and include the corresponding tab, standard notation and Guitar Pro files in the course. Larry also includes all of the original rhythm tracks from the album to work with on your own. That means you’ll be playing with top session players Jeff Babko on keyboards, bassist Travis Carlton, über-drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and saxophonist Paul Cerra. Like we said... very generous! Larry, on behalf of your guitar-playing fans all around the world -- thank you, thank you, thank you! About Courses: Interactive video course features and functions include multi-angle video lessons, standard notation, Power Tab, Guitar Pro, jam tracks, playback controls, video looping, slow-mo, tuner, metronome and other learning tools. A world-class educator presents an in-depth course of study, in a specific style or technique, including harmonic concepts, performance examples, playalongs, analysis and insight. All courses are available as instant downloads via our desktop app for Windows and Mac computers or iPad app, on software discs shipped around the globe, or as streaming video on web, mobile, and our iPad app. Learn guitar anywhere, anytime, on any device!System Requirements:Supported OS: Windows 8
The new and improved version of Singing For Dummies offers a fun and easy way to learn to sing or improve your singing voice and vocal technique at your own pace. Your personal vocal coach is a professional voice instructor who guides you through over 80 step-by-step lessons with over 30 full-motion videos and animations. The easy-to-follow lessons show you how to sing in time and in tune, use proper singing technique, and develop and project your voice. eMedia's Interactive Feedback technology along with newly added Performance Evaluations actually listens as you sing and shows you whether you are too high, too low, or right in tune! The over 35 songs are available as live recordings for male & female voices in both high and low ranges to better suit your voice. It's fun to sing with a pianist accompanying you, so we've included professionally arranged live piano accompaniments along with MIDI versions that can be slowed down or sped up. Song looping also lets you select and repeat any particular section of music you may wish to practice at a slower speed. Private lessons from an instructor of this quality would cost many times more than this interactive software. eMedia Singing For Dummies is an exceptional value that will quickly get you singing with confidence.
Blackberry Blossom and Other Banjo Favorites Learn Bluegrass by Ear
Manufacturer: Murphy Method
Brand: Mel Bay
(Formerly Titled "Melodic Banjo") Murphy Method students have been waiting a long time to learn Blackberry Blossom. Well, here it is and the teacher is none other than Casey Henry! Following in her mother's footsteps, Casey is a natural at teaching without tab. In her own clear way, she takes you through five melodic tunes one note at a time: Blackberry Blossom, Turkey In The Straw, Big Panther Creek Waltz, Katy Hill, and Roanoke. Casey's arrangements of all these tunes are strong on melody. Murphy joins her at the end of each lesson to play guitar. You'll need some playing experience to handle this one! No Tab.(1 hour 48 minutes) DVD
The Fast and Easy Way To Learn How to Play Ukulele! media's Ukulele For Dummies delivers over 65 interactive ukulele lessons that teach you how to play ukulele and let you learn at your own pace. 35 high-definition videos demonstrate important ukulele techniques, and over 25 hit songs let you apply what you learn. Songs feature band accompaniment tracks that make practice fun, while MIDI tracks and looped playback let you slow down tracks and work on difficult sections. Professional ukulele player and instructor Tim Carey (Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA) guides you through easy-to-follow lessons that start with basics such as holding, stringing, and tuning the ukulele and then go on to teach how to play ukulele chords, use ukulele-specific strumming patterns, and much more! media Ukulele For Dummies teaches you what you need to know to play hundreds of popular songs and is perfect for all ages from kids to adults!
Transform Your Playing Today! Piano Lessons Teach Blues Piano, Advanced Piano Chords, Technique, Music Theory and Piano Improvisation! If you’ve already mastered basic piano skills, then this is the piano software you need. Vadim Ghin, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, delivers over 150 intermediate-to-advanced piano lessons designed to help you improve piano technique, understand music theory, learn how to play blues piano and get started with piano improvisation. Interactive Feedback technologies make this piano tutorial easy to understand, and you can click immediately to any of the piano lessons so you learn faster. The piano software includes 50 classic piano pieces, from composers like Chopin, Irving Berlin, and Jelly Roll Morton, to make learning piano fun.