In this book Shane discusses and demonstrates all the stylistic elements that set the music of New Orleans apart. Topics include funk rhythms, muting and 16th-note grooves, the clave, melodic phrases, authentic "second line" grooves, and Cajun and Zydeco styles. All the music is demonstrated on the included CD featuring Shane and a group of premier New Orleans musicians. (Please specify if you would like it autographed)
(154 minutes with Play along trax, Lessons, etc....)
Shane has organized the Rhythm Mojo curriculum in three sections; Section 1 covers 21 essential concepts and techniques, Section 2 presents 10 rhythm studies designed to help you learn how to apply those concepts and techniques, and Section 3 puts it all to work across a series of 6 playalongs, which will help you manifest your own special Rhythm Mojo.
In Section 1, Shane shares some serious rhythm mojo across 21 essential concepts including: breaking up chords, adding bass notes, triads, alternating accents, funky thumbs, driving rhythms, chord climbs, funky clusters, melodic do-dads, keeping it tight, low down double-stops, slips and slides, the all-in-one, minor 9th mutes, little curlies, open string grooves, riffs, hybrid picking, double-drop D moves, wah wah and much more.
Keep your guitar strapped on for Section 2 because you’ll be learning how to apply all of those concepts and techniques in a real-world musical context as you work and play your way through 10 rhythm studies, which cover a wide spectrum of popular grooves and styles; Rock Funk, New Orleans, Gospel, Blues, Memphis Muscle Shoals, Zydeco, Swamp, Soul Jazz, Classic Funk and Hard Funk.
You'll find your own Rhythm Mojo (or it will find you!) in Section 3‘s six rhythm playalongs. Shane steps you through a series of playalongs where you trade rhythm parts with him using the concepts and applications you’ve picked up in the first two sections. Shane will play for a few measures and then you’ll play for a few measures. You’ll start by emulating what Shane is doing and then you’ll progress by creating your rhythm parts using your own special new-found mojo.
No tedious exercises or boring theory to struggle through in Rhythm Mojo -- you will play your way through the entire course. Everything is tabbed and notated, plus you’ll get all of the killer rhythm tracks to work with on your own.
Get your mojo working!
A heavy hitting dose of modern rock/jazz compositions mixed with equal doses of New Orleans funk. One of Shane’s more “guitar intensive” records that is a favorite among musicians and groove-lovers alike. Featuring some of the funkiest musicians on the planet- including Victor Wooten, Russell Batiste (The Funky Meters), Jeff Sipe (Apt Q-258), Johnny Vidacovich, Jeff Coffin (Bela Fleck), Kirk Joseph (Dirty Dozen), Johnny Neel (Gov’t Mule) and others…
THE NEXT STEP- "Creative Concepts for the Improvising Guitarist” (NOTE PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY) This was a book originally used by GIT Atlanta (now the Atlanta Institute of Music – (AIM) http://aim-music.com/ as a class curriculum and for some of my more advanced students back when I was teaching private lessons at at AIM. For a while I would sell the books at seminars, but it’s been long out of print. I’ve been toying around with doing something with the manuscript and well, here it is… available as an instant download. What’s in it? The book is divided up into 6 sections: 1. Technique (picking etudes, exercises) 2. Chromatic concepts (unison notes, patterns, Mike Brecker lines) 3. Improvising with Shapes (odd grouping patterns, superimposing arpeggios) 4. Modern Pentatonic/Blues Sounds 5. Intervallic Sounds (octave dispersion) 6. Applications (practice routines, visualization, etc…) The sub-titles dealing with the 6 subjects include: picking etudes, unique arpeggio shapes, chord diagrams, lines, licks, etc… Trust me, there is a lot of info in here! Some of the material was used in the Guitar Player lessons I did a few years back. The book is now again available as download only via payments from Pay Pal (Please note that this is a high quality scan PDF)
IMPORTANT- If you buy the book it already comes with the examples so this is just in case you LOST your CD that comes with the book. This is a zip file containing all 67 examples that go with the book.