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The Art of Picking

The Art of Picking (Private Lessons Series). Composed by Jimmy Bruno. For Guitar (Flatpicking). Saddle-stitched, Technic. Private Lessons Series. All Styles. Intermediate. Book/DVD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20402DP).

ISBN 9780786672196. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Jimmy Bruno is known throughout the world for his flawless picking technique. This book and DVD breaks down Bruno's ideas through exercises and etudes that will take any guitarist's picking technique to a new level. Break old picking habits and learn a more efficient way to utilize your right-hand technique. The 45-minute DVD presents Jimmy teaching and demonstrating the material in the book. Presented in standard notation and tab.

  • 1) The Strokes  
  • 2) Consecutive Strokes  
  • 3) The Major Scales  
  • 4) Arpeggios  
  • 5) String Skipping  
  • 6) Typical Be-Bop Phrases  
  • 7) Articulations  
  • 8) Breaking the Rules  
  • 9) Conclusion  
  • X) About the Author  

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  • January 18, 2008 Super charge your picking

    I really love guitar, and in particular jazz-guitar. This is full of it - and on the highest level possible. This book/DVD is a great learning tool. The book and its examples is good, well chosen and with a clear lay out - it is not too over whelming with...

    "hundreds" of examples. Instead it gives you clear examples of the basic technique and encourages your exploration and adaptation of the technique to your own style of music. The DVD is well produced - great filming with many close ups and beautiful quality showing all of the exercises from the book (and some bonuses). Mr. Bruno's teaching in this book and DVD combo is down to earth and applicable to all styles (even though he's clearly coming from, and giving examples from, a jazz/bebop perspective). All in all - this is a wonderful product by a beatiful artist in his prime. Thanks!!

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