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Ken Murray demonstrates Tremolo technique

January 31, 2017

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Ken Murray demonstrates Tremolo technique for Altamira Guitars
 
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Click > HERE < to download a pdf of the lesson

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Ken Murray – Waltz in Em

October 27, 2016

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A masterclass by Dr. Ken Murray on “Waltz in Em” by Calatayud, a beginner level Spanish piece which is part of the AMEB Classical Guitar syllabus (Grade 2 List C).

Visit Altamira for more lessons in this series (use the redemption code digital pill for a special discount) click here

Produced at Wefo Studios by Leo Dale

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Afro Lankan drumming

October 6, 2015

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This is an example of an original rhythm from the Afro Lankan Drumming System.This video is an edited version of how Ray and Kanchana teach participants of the Afrolankan Drumming Study tours to Sri Lanka. Ray demonstrates some of the individual parts and a split screen plays all the parts together.Contact Ray for access to the full version and for more information on the Afro Lankan Study tours.

http://afrolankandrumming.com

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Guitar: using triads (Lucas Michailidis)

October 29, 2012

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Guitarist Lucas Michailidis details his unique triadic approach to comping and improvisation. Included is a comprehensive guide to all triad inversions along with how these can be superimposed to generate a range of extended chords and alternative possibilities.

Click > HERE < to download a pdf of the lesson

Here’s some links to Lucas’ music

His website

and also this is a link to all his music on iTunes
Lucas Michailidis

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Guitar: double your chords (Doug de Vries)

September 28, 2012

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Doug de Vries gives a lesson on how to doubble your chord output when playing jazz on the guitar. Using the standard “All the things you are” he quickly demonstrates how to add interest and contrast to your accompaniment using this simple technique.

Click > HERE < to download a pdf of this lesson

Have a listen to Doug’s music on iTunes
Doug de Vries

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Sax: tuning the registers (Leo Dale)

August 24, 2012

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Leo gives a sax lesson on how to keep the various registers of the sax in tune. Using the interval of the 6th and some handy tips he picked up from studying J. S. Bach’s cello suites.

Click > HERE < to download a pdf of the lesson

Listen to Leo’s music here
Zebra Crossing - Zebra Crossing - On Safari

ZEBRA CROSSING: Zebra Crossing

Leo’s website

And then there’s all the Oxo Cubans albums on iTunes

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Sax: stratospheric sax gliss (Dean Hilson)

August 18, 2012

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Dean explains how to slide effortlessly into the altissimo register of the sax in one long continuously ascending note.
Click > HERE < to download a pdf of the lesson

Listen to Dean’s music here

The Pearly Shells

Zydeco Jump

The Vanguards

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Sax: bebop scales (Paul Williamson)

June 28, 2011

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Paul Williamson explains the uses of bebop scales in jazz improvisation. In this video, Paul’s first post for Digital Pill, he describes the construction of bebop scales, jazz articulation, the use of a metronome and how bebop scales place the chord tones firmly ON the beat to create an “inside” sound in improvisation. The video together with the pdf download explain the uses of bebop scales over major, dominant and minor scales.

Click the links below to download a pdf of each of the lessons
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6

Listen to Paul’s music here

Paul playing with Way out West on myspace

Way Out West – Old Grooves for New Streets available from iTunes

Way Out West - Old Grooves for New Streets

and from CDbaby

WAY OUT WEST MELBOURNE: Old Grooves for New Streets

And last but not least check out this footage of Paul I shot at the gig

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Accordion: bellows shake (Dave Evans)

June 27, 2011

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Dave Evans explains the uses of the accordion bellows shake. In this video, Dave describes the uses of the double and triple bellows shake in jazz, zydeco and cabaret music. He includes detailed instructions about how to perform the shake as well as techniques for adding accents to play with the rhythmic aspects of accordion.

Listen to Dave’s music here

Dave playing with the Band Who Knew Too Much on myspace

The Band Who Knew Too Much CDs available here

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