This is the world's premier method for learning modern guitar. It is time tested and has proven to be quite successful in building the harmonic knowledge and technique needed to play any style. It teaches note reading and in book one, the guitarist will learn to play solos, duets, scales and chords in the keys of C, A minor, G and E minor. The method is supplemented by a companion study book entitled Grade 1 Studies and by two different CD recordings and an instrumental video. The original companion recordings feature Tommy Flint and William Bay playing on a split-track format. This means that the solo parts and first duet parts will be performed on the right channel of a stereo player, and the accompaniment or second duet parts will be played on the left. The student thus may play with the full recording or tune out either channel and play the missing part
A companion to Harish Johari's book Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation, this CD provides the authentic sounds for meditation on each of the chakras. While Johari's book gives phonetic guidelines for intoning the appropriate bija sounds, learning the correct pronunciation requires a knowledgeable teacher and guide. In Sounds of the Chakras, Johari presents the entire intonation cycle that should be practiced with each chakra meditation in a manner that students can follow with ease.
Timeless carols are reborn with a Celtic twist in chamber folk arrangements performed on hammered dulcimer with Celtic harp, recorders, cittern, violin, mandolin, guitar, concertina, viola da gamba and hand drums. Contains 7 additional musical selections from the Maggie's Music album "Hammer Dulcimer Traditions." Includes "Christmas Eve Reel; " from Ireland, the Scottish carol "Baloo, Lammy; " Welsh lively wassail tunes and traditional favorites "Angels We Have Heard on High; " "What Child is This; " "Joy t the World; " "Deck the Hall; " "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming."
In Sounds of Tantra, Harish Johari demonstrates the correct intonation of mantras, or words of power, that are used when meditating on the beautiful geometric paintings of yantras. In the Indian Vedic tradition, regular chanting or listening to these mantras is considered a potent means of bringing about specific effects, including the removal of obstacles, attainment of wealth, increase of love, and freedom from fear of death. These sounds also produce excellent health benefits. This two-CD set is a useful companion to Johari's book Tools for Tantra and also can be used as a background for meditation.
A stereo recording which includes Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Guitar, and a Beat track as well as the 5-string Banjo. All songs and most exer- cises are included in this teaching recording at a slow enough pace that the student should, in a short time, be able to enjoy playing along.
Much of what we experience as physical tension or stress is the result of an imbalanced body. In this CD, Mary Bond presents a selection of 26 structural awareness exercises from her book, Balancing Your Body, that teach the listener to recognize and respond in appropriate ways to the body's inner messages. Beginning with an exploration of your habitual standing and walking patterns, these exercises guide the listener through a variety of experiences that contribute to standing, sitting, and walking with fluidity, balance, and ease. This unique self-help program will help to create new freedom in your physical expression and improve your well-being and vitality.