Stanley Jordan "Instructional DVD For Guitar"

Stanley Jordan "Instructional DVD For Guitar"


Stanley Jordan
Instructional DVD For Guitar
The Story
Stanley Jordan's "Instructional DVD For Guitar" presents a rare and insightful glimpse of the revolutionary 'touch' or 'tapping' technique of guitar playing - a method where Stanley places both hands on the neck using his fingers 'hammering-on' independent;y. While this idea has been around for some time, Stanley Jordan has honed the technique to a fine art. Using no overdubs or other studio effects, he is able to sound like two or three guitarists playing simultaneously, which gives his tone a crispness and clarity that transforms the guitar into a fresh new musical voice.

On the DVD, you'll discover the secret to Stanley's perfected two-handed tapping. Improvise captivating. expressive melodies that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Utilize a full range of dynamics to develop a rich, colorful sound. Learn to utilize electronics to create unque, alluring sounds. Develop practice techniques to minimize and maximize your performance potential. And, increase your flexibility and dexterity for two-handed tapping.

As Jordan states, "When you slow down your whole approach to listening as a composer and improvisational performer and really hear the music you've just played, the music will always suggest what should follow. That's the key to creating the magic that keeps your audience listening from the edge of their seat."

Special DVD features include: Lesson Booklet.

DVD Video, NTSC, Regions: 1

Additional Facts
When Stanley Jordan first rose to fame in the mid-80s, there was a flurry of critical acclaim and opportunities for major appearances in TV and film. The range of his talents was so broad that there seemed to be no limit to his potential. Competing expectations were placed on him, with many separate musical factions claiming him as their own, and wanting him to follow in the footsteps of their favorite artist. But his music proved to be beyond categorization. The real core of his sound was something new that didn't fit neatly into any preexisting label. He was one the only young musicians who truly had a sound of his own.

Today Jordan is busier than ever, although with a cooler and more relaxed attitude. He is still deeply involved in his music therapy studies. He has a busy touring schedule, which is posted on his web site. He feels that his break in the 90s and his new knowledge and skills have been good for his music and he is eager to share the results of this growth with his fans.