New York, NY — Carl Fischer Music proudly announces the exclusive distribution of several DVDs for fretted and percussion instruments. Firstly, Carl Fischer Music and BassBooks Publishing have partnered up to release a new edition of Bassline (BBV001 - $19.95), Danish professional bass player Henrik Deleuran’s comprehensive instructional DVD. Bassline has been remastered in English and updated to create the ultimate private study guide for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. The DVD is organized progressively by difficulty, guiding players through the essential topics of melody, fretless playing, acoustic playing, solos, and tons more. As a special bonus, each lesson can be downloaded as a PDF file on the computer, in standard notation or tablature, making the lesson even easier to understand. This DVD promises to improve a bassist’s chops at any level!
Next up is a PIC Productions DVD from Henrique De Almeida: The Moeller Technique Workshop DVD (DVD23 - $19.95). De Almeida has created a DVD that provides an in-depth exploration of the popular Moeller technique for drumming. Drawn from Civil War-era drumming, the Moeller method combines a variety of techniques with the goal of improving hand speed, power, and control while offering the flexibility to add accented notes at will. De Almeida explores the various uses of the Moeller technique in a wide range of drumming styles, providing demonstrations and detailed explanations. As an added bonus, Carl Fischer Music will be making free supplemental instructional PDFs available on www.carlfischerdrums.com.
For classical guitar, we have Philippe Bertaud on the Music of Heitor Villa-Lobos (DVD25 - $19.95), produced by Gary Powell for Miramuse Publishing. International guitar performer Philippe Bertaud explores the intricate rhythms of legendary Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos on this instructional/performance DVD for classical guitar. Bertaud offers instructions for practice, narrated lessons and performances, exercises and practice tips, arpeggio exercises, fast scales exercises, and more in the context of Villa-Lobos’ mesmerizing music for classical guitar. YouTube clips of the DVD on Bertaud’s website here.
Last but certainly not least, we offer the Creating and Performing Drum Loops DVD (DVD24 - $19.95), by world-class clinician and educator Donny Gruendler (PIT/Musicians Institute faculty). Gruendler walks the viewer through the entire process of track programming, equipment wiring, and performance to prepare for any commercial gig. Through clear, step-by-step explanations (including performance lessons, demo software, and companion session files), Gruendler presents the viewer with four songs—each featuring a different programming method, equipment setup, and performance strategy.