In Larry Carlton's "Instructional DVD For Guitar", this uniquely gifted guitarist puts his exceptional talent to work for you. Larry divides this program into two areas of specialization: Blues and Chord Substitution. The Blues section deals with imitation, theme development, extended phrasing, bending techniques, vibrato and solo construction. In the Chord Substitution section, Larry explains his trademark triad approach, starting with basic chord substitution and leading to extended triad-on-triad usage. This is Larry's exciting fusion sound, spelled out, clarified, and made accessible to any guitarist. All these examples are clearly illustrated wth substantial musical phrases and improvised solos.
In addition, Larry discusses picking techniques, dynamics and phrasing detail. He also demonstrates the application of triad thinking to altered chords and makes reference to the use of notes from the Super Arpeggio. Exclusive live concert footage is provided throughout this DVD to demonstrate the use of Larry's examples in a live band situation. The accompanying instructional booklet comes complete with easy-to-follow diagrams that correspond exactly to the DVD. This distinctive package focuses on the many facets of Larry's signature style and techniques and is unique in its presentation.
For the guitarist of any level or inclination, this DVD is a must as an invaluable catalogue of blues and jazz-rock idioms.
Special DVD features include: Booklet.
DVD Video, NTSC, Regions: 1
Grammy Award winner Larry Carlton has set standards of excellence throughout his career. Besides being one of today's most influential jazz/rock guitarists, with several solo albums to his credit, Larry's work as an arranger, producer, co-writer and session player are equally as impressive. In 1981, Larry won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for his work with Mike Post on the theme to Hill Street Blues. Among his many other outstanding credits in film and television, Larry produced and performed on the Grammy-nominated motion picture score "Against All Odds". Larry's co-writing and musical arrangements with Barbara Streisand, Larry Gatlin, Bill Withers, the Crusaders and Steely Dan is yet one more side to this versatile artist.
But what Larry Carlton is best known for is his 'sure-fingered' playing style, which has graced thousands of recording sessions over the past decades. Larry has recorded with such artists as Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Linda Ronstadt, Neil DIamond, Gladys Knight, Quincy Jones, Joni Mitchell, Olivia Newton-John and Michael Jackson, to name a few! Larry is a leading exponent and founder of the 'LA Sound'.