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Rock House Releases 3 DVD JAzz Guitar Set Featuring Alex Skolnick

United States
English
20 May 2010 — Today we announced the release of JAZZ GUITAR Breaking the Traditional Barriers, featuring Alex Skolnick who is world renown for creating an unprecedented blend of Metal and traditional Jazz. On his first ever instructional program, Alex shares his perspective and secrets for conquering Jazz guitar. JAZZ GUITAR, Breaking the Traditional Barriers includes 3 DVDs, a 62 page interactive E-tab book, ipod ready video and live performances.

JAZZ GUITAR, Breaking the Traditional Barriers, Featuring Alex Skolnick. On his first-ever instructional program, Alex shares his perspectives and secrets for conquering Jazz guitar. Using basic Blues progressions, he guides you through Jazz concepts and shows how to follow progressions by targeting chord tones, triads, embellishments, modes and Jazz patterns. He shows how to apply techniques like upper chord extensions, chromaticism, Jazz licks, and to add Bossa Nova, Swing, 6/8 time and Waltz rhythmic styles to your skill set. Alex reveals how he transforms rock songs like the Scorpions’ “Still Loving You” into a Jazz composition, as well as his approach to classic standards such as “Autumn Leaves.” Jazz, Rock and Metal guitarists, will find this program details Jazz theory and concepts that will increase your music vocabulary, repertoire and overall fluency.

JAZZ GUITAR, Breaking the Traditional Barriers three DVD set is available at MI retailers around the world for $29.99 and digitally ON DEMAND at www.RockHouseMethod.com/ONDEMAND

The program includes more than 40 lessons, a 62 page interactive E tab book, live performances and iPod ready video (not available with ON DEMAND version).

JAZZ GUITAR, Breaking the Traditional Barriers also comes with lifetime membership to Rock House’s lesson support site. This feature, exclusive to Rock House and its partners, offers students supplementary support for the lessons. Once registered, students can interact with the community, utilize the additional learning tools and access the special online only features.

Alex is a founding member of Testament, the Trans Siberian Orchestra; and heads his own Jazz project with the Alex Skolnick Trio, a traditional Jazz band known for their inventive Jazz renditions of Rock and Metal standards. Additionally, Alex is featured on the soundtrack for the hit Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde.

Scorpions’ “Still Loving You” into a Jazz composition, as well as his approach to classic standards such as “Autumn Leaves.” Jazz, Rock and Metal guitarists, will find this program details Jazz theory and concepts that will increase your music vocabulary, repertoire and overall fluency.
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