Richard Smith "Effortless Guitar: Smooth Jazz Techniques"

Richard Smith "Effortless Guitar: Smooth Jazz Techniques"


Richard Smith
Effortless Guitar: Smooth Jazz Techniques
The Story
[NOTE: This package includes a DVD-R in NTSC format, and the corresponding DVD in the European PAL format. In the U.S., you may be able to play the PAL version in your computer's DVD/CD drive - check your system.] From a guitarist's perspective, Smooth Jazz is more like instrumental rhythm and blues, funk and pop music! It is a vibrant playground of great grooves, sophisticated blues-based harmonies, and lush orchestration - in the tradition of James Brown, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind and Fire and Carlos Santana. It is where jazz, rock, pop, funk, R&B, and Latin styles all come together on the guitar.

"Effortless Guitar: Smooth Jazz Techniques" will help you to master this style, extending your knowledge of jazz harmony, blues techniques, funk rhythm skills and a keen, lyrical sense of melody in a variety of tone and amp settings.

DVD-R format (about DVD-R compatibility).

Additional Facts
Richard Smith, professor, studio/jazz guitar, is an award-winning recording artist, performer and clinician. He has earned accolades such as Record of the Year (Tune Up Magazine), a nomination for Best Jazz Album of the Year (Ad Lib Magazine), best new artist (Radio and Records Magazine) and three top five jazz albums.

In his concertizing with such artists as Kirk Whalum, Marc Antoine, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Dan Siegel, Warren Hill, Bob Hope and Brian Bromberg, he has made numerous visits to Asia, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. Live performance highlights include Town Hall, New York; Orchestra Hall, Chicago; the Universal and Greek Amphitheatres, Los Angeles; the Montreal, Monterey, Jacksonville, JVC, Playboy, Taste of Chicago, Summerfest, World Trade Center, Madrid and San Diego Jazz festivals, as well as appearances for BET, VH-1, PBS, NPR and German television.

He has recorded on the Sony, CBS, Manhattan/Capitol, Bluenote, Bluemoon, Optimism, Pausa, Chase Music Group, Innercity, New World, Nova and Brainchild Record labels. He is also the associate director of the International Musicians Academy of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and has taught master classes throughout Europe, at the Musicians Academy, London, University of North Texas, the Musicians Institute, Hollywood, University of Oregon, the National Guitar Summer Workshops and the International Association of Jazz Educators. Mr. Smith is an artist/clinician for D'Addario, Gibson and Shure Corporations.