Sixteen-time Grammy nominee and
three-time Grammy winner, Larry Carlton is perhaps the most versatile
and accomplished guitarist walking the planet today.
With over 3,000 sessions, 200 hit records and 100 gold albums to his
credit, Carlton has his fingerprints indelibly imprinted on virtually
every genre of music.
335 also plays the blues like nobody’s business. Better yet, Larry
possesses an extraordinary ability to brilliantly communicate both the
art and science of blues guitar. 335 BLUES, Larry’s first course in
twenty years, imparts Carlton’s philosophical, technical and musical
approach in a genre rich with expression and improvisation - the blues.
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335 BLUES is a hands-on, playing course. No tedious theory or exercises
here. You’ll be playing something new and majorly cool within
fifteen minutes of digging in. But, put your time in and 335 BLUES will
likely remodel your entire approach to and understanding of blues
Larry presents 335 BLUES in three main sections. First up, you'll play
your way through a series of blues grooves in a variety of feels, keys
and tempos. For each groove, Carlton demonstrates three choruses worth
of comping and three choruses of improvisational soloing. Each
performance is followed by an explanation of what he played and more
importantly, why he played it. Then it’s your turn. Use the video,
charts, tab, notation and practice rhythm tracks to make the material
your own. TrueFire’s player controls make working with the curriculum a
Carlton drills down on essential techniques and improvisational
approaches in the next section. Bending and vibrato (in fact, four types
of vibrato) are demonstrated and broken down in unprecedented detail.
Use of motifs, space and phrasing are likewise presented in an amazing,
ear-opening fashion. Other gems of insight in this
section include use of the melodic minor in blues, “knuckle voicings”
and recommendations for how to approach both practice and playing.
The third section covers a wide variety of topics ranging from the
technical to the philosophical. Tone and how to go about tweaking your
equipment to achieve it, is presented comprehensively. Insight on
recording, jamming and performing with other musicians is likewise
addressed. A few anecdotes and even a little show and
tell on the Steely Dan studio rig make this section one you’ll likely
watch over and over again.
"If you love electric blues guitar, then 335 BLUES may be a dream come
true for you, " says Jude Gold of Guitar Player Magazine.
All in all, 335 BLUES raises the bar on blues instruction with its
innovative approach, articulate presentation and enough tasty moves to
last a lifetime.
4 CD-ROMS - $100
WHAT YOU GET
Video software (Windows and Mac) with TrueFire's
Lesson Player, PIP, full-screen, looping, slow motion, keyboard shortcuts, plus...
- 80 Video Segments
- Practice Rhythm Tracks
- Text Commentary
- Tab and Notation
- Power Tab
This course is presented in
cross-platform Flash with PDF (tab notation)
and Power Tab elements.
Power Tab (included) is only available for Windows but
include midi tab files for Mac users. All other components work
great on Mac.
"If you love electric blues guitar, then 335 BLUES may be a dream come true for you"