For the first time on DVD, "Al DiMeola" shares the techniques and concepts that have made him one of the world's most respected and influential guitarists. Al shows his scale choices for soloing over various chords including a special section on the dominant 7th-diminished connection. Many of his melodic lines, licks, rhythm patterns and even solos have been transcribed in the accompanying booklet. Right hand technique follows as Al demonstrates his amazing picking including rhythmic ideas, muting and chordal picking. In the exciting section on rhythm playing, he shows some challenging comping patterns. Throughout this DVD, Al performs many of his fine compositions such as "Cielo e Terra" and "Orient Blue" and in some cases, through the magic of editing Al plays both the rhythm and lead parts.
Special DVD features include: Printable PDF Companion Booklet, Bonus performance: Frank Gambale, Bonus Lessons "The Diminished Scale" and "Harmonic Minor Arpeggios".
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Young "Al DiMeola" divided his time between guitar lessons and hanging out at the local salsa clubs. Influenced greatly by jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, DiMeola enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where his marathon practice sessions are still the stuff of legends (Al continues to be the technical master by which other guitarists are measured).
After a brief stint with keyboardist Barry Miles, DiMeola, at 19 was tapped by Chick Corea in 1974 for "Return to Forever". His star quickly ascended. Twenty-One recordings, countless awards, (including three gold albums) and six million albums later, "Al DiMeola" is still challenging himself and his music. "Infinite Desire" his 1998 release, "Winter Nights" the end of 1999 release, "World Sinfonia 2000, The Grand Passion" the 2000 release, and "Flesh On Flesh" his May of 2003 release, featuring some of his best compositions and playing to date.