Allen Hinds

A native of Auburn, Alabama, Allen was exposed to blues and R&B at an early age. Moving into jazz and fusion in his teens, he attended Berklee College of Music and shortly after, moved to Los Angeles to attend Musician’s Institute, where he has remained on staff to the present. Allen also teaches at a new school called Shepherd University where he teaches with Abraham Laboriel, Otmaro Ruiz and Jimmy Branley. Allen has a touch that most guitarists would kill for. Utilizing influences ranging from Wayne Shorter to the Beatles,Duane Allman to Alan Holdsworth.. his style is exciting and eclectic. He has performed and/or recorded with jazz and R&B luminaries including Patti Austin,  Roberta Flack, BeBe and CeCe Winan, Randy Crawford,   The Crusaders, Bobby Caldwell, James Ingram, Marilyn Scott, Eric Marienthal, Boney James, Marc Antoine, Gino Vannelli and many, many others. On staff at “Musician’s Institute”, Allen offers a musical blend of jazz, blues, and rock with a “grassroots” style. Although one might hear guitar influences like Ry Cooder to Pat Metheny, Robben Ford to Alan Holdsworth. Being an active studio musician as well as live performer, he has written songs for Larry Carlton, Patti Austin, Jeff Kashiwa as well as the long running T.V. show on C.B.S. “JAG”. His contributions were also heard on “Pawn Stars”,”Son’s of Guns”, “Sliced” and other cable shows. Allen has 4 c.d.s under his name, the latest, “Monkeys and Slides” features Jimmy Johnson, Reinhardt Melz, Jeff Babko, Dave Hooper, J.V. Collier, Oscar Seaton, Dennis Hamm, Matt Rohdi and others.

Allen Hinds – Bounty Of The Blues, Vol 1
Allen Hinds - Bounty of the Blues, Vol 1
Allen Hinds - Bounty of the Blues, Vol 1
Uber-guitarist Allen Hinds, whose own influences range from Duane Allman to Allan Holdsworth, draws from his Alabama roots to bring you “Bounty Of the Blues, Vol. 1”, a blues (with jazz as well) guitar smorgasbord of rhythm guitar concepts, bending techniques, soloing and a lot of just plain killer licks in over 60 transcribed and tabbed examples. Any guitarist that is a fan of the playing of Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Joe Bonamassa - and of course Allen Hinds - is going to find this a treasure trove of new material. The masterclass video includes half speed “slo-mo” videos on some of the trickier lines to help you really see how Hinds puts them on true fingerboard. [Duration 33mins; fully transcribed with 28 page PDF]
Price: $40.00

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