Our mission statement

Buy DVDs & CDs
Concert dates
Our video services
Specialist guitar parts
About Hugh Burns
About Terry Relph-Knight
Links to other web sites
How to contact Acoustic Masters
Technical information about the guitar
Reviews of products we recommend
Articles by Terry Relph-Knight
Sporadic AM news
 
Link to Japanese site for Japanese customers
Back to our front page

DVD & CD orders (now with added MP3's & YouTube) -

On-line ordering for DVD video, VHS video and Audio CD - Please note - Acoustic Masters currently uses the on-line payment scheme.

Setting up a PayPal account (see 'Making a purchase' - below) initially requires you to make up your own password. Your choice of password may be rejected because it has already been chosen by another PayPal user and you may have to try several passwords before your choice is accepted. You may also be asked to supply the security code from your credit card. This is the last three digits of the printed number found on the back of your credit card. This requirement is becoming standard practice for 'net purchases and simply provides an extra level of security.

Please take care to fill in all the required fields on the purchase screen and if you are a UK resident don't forget to select UK in the country field.

Making a purchase - SCROLL DOWN this page to find the product you want. Click on the 'Add to cart' button on the right hand side below the descriptive text. After a pause this should result in opening a PayPal shopping cart page listing your purchase. Click on the 'Checkout' button. This should open a further page, providing the option to EITHER, fill in your details to pay directly by credit card (PayPal no longer requires you to be a registered PayPal user to be able to make payments) OR, to log in and pay through your PayPal account. If you experience any problems making a purchase please let us know via the following email address. Thank You.

Contact us via email - admin@acousticmasters.com - for other methods of payment.

Click on this link to go to our YouTube page and view excerpts from our DVD's

Synchromatic - by Hugh Burns - AMCD-001

We are very happy to, at last, announce the release of this fabulous new jazz recording from Hugh Burns.

Eight new tunes from Hugh and his friends, two tunes from Hugh's mentor the great Ron Moore and one Wes Montgomery classic make up the eleven tracks on this CD.

Unlike too many current recordings, the tracks on this CD were mastered without heavy compression and other 'loudness' boosting techniques, so the natural sound of the instruments is fully evident.

Buy this CD and you can let yourself go and bask in the warm intimate sound of great jazz played with enormous elegance and style by this small group of master musicians.

AS FEATURED ON RADIO JAZZ FM on the Dinner Jazz program hosted by Sarah Ward.

Particularly for the convenience of our American customers - Synchromatic is available from CD Baby -

www.cdbaby.com/hughburns

     
 
£10
 
 
 
Crash Course on jazz guitar voicings - by Hugh Burns - Now replaced by eBook versions on Kindle & iBooks

Don't let the lurid cover fool you, this book is an excellent and very accessible introduction to the world of jazz guitar.

This book is designed to get even the raw beginner playing authentic sounding jazz accompaniment, as quickly as possible, using simple 3 and 4 note chords. At the same time it contains information that should be useful even to the most seasoned player.

Packed with information, the book clearly explains the relationship between scales and chords and how chords are constructed. Using a small number of simple shapes it shows how to access a large vocabulary of chords.

The example audio CD has over 50 tracks, including a number of tracks that feature real drums and bass played by professional jazz musicians.

NOTE - Acoustic Masters no longer sells the paper version of this book.

An eBook version called "Jazz guitar voicings" is available from Amazon Kindle ASIN - B0096CGHL4 - and from the Apple iBook store. For Kindle purchases a CD of the audio tracks is available here. DUE TO LARGE INCREASES IN POSTAL RATES WE HAVE HAD TO INCREASE THE PRICE OF THE CD ACCORDINGLY

 
 
CD £6.50 post included
 
 
Eric at the Electric - Eric Roche in concert at The Electric Theatre, Guildford - AMDVD003 PAL or NTSC DVD-R

Recorded in May 2003 at The Electric Theatre, a beautiful conversion of Guildford's old electricity generating station, this concert shows one of the UK's finest solo fingerstyle guitarists generating his own brand of electricity.

With a set of eleven tunes, some original compositions and some unique arrangements, Eric moves from the full-on rock of Van Halens 'Jump!' to the lyrically traditional 'The water is wide'. Through using a multi-pickup system and by utilising a wide range of percussive and harmonic techniques the guitarist wrings a huge sound from his by now, heavily distressed Lowden guitar. All the dynamics, power and nuance of this amazing live performance are faithfully reproduced on this DVD.

Also included are 25 minutes of bonus tuitional material. Eric explains and demonstrates many of the techniques he uses to create his complex sound.

Click here for a partial sample - Spin

Please note - Order PAL for the UK or NTSC for the USA.

NOW RE-RELEASED ON DVD-R

Please be sure your DVD player is fully DVD-R compatible before ordering. Now available in NTSC format for our USA customers.

 
PAL DVD-R
£18.00
NTSC DVD-R
£18.00 - in $ value
 
 
 
Guitars at the Cockpit Theatre - Preston Reed, John Etheridge & Amrit Sond - AMDVD002

Acoustic Masters launch concert - Guitars at the Cockpit Theatre - was a truly memorable evening with world class playing from three musicians with very different styles.

The DVD video recording of that concert is finally here, so for those of you who were lucky enough to be there, here's your chance to relive that incredible evening, or if you weren't in our audience, to see it for the first time!

Please note - The initial release of this title is on DVD-R. USA customers - this is a PAL std. video.

 
 
£18.00
 
John Goldie - This time & place - JONJO CD003

John's latest solo recording - 14 immaculate tracks, some original tunes plus fine arrangements of jazz, popular and even some rock standards !

 

 
 
£11.00
 
John Goldie - The view from here - JONJO CD002

The view from here, and what a great view it is, features nine of Johns own compositions and four fine arrangements of standards. Entirely solo, with no multi-tracking or additional instrumentation Johns elegant and almost understated delivery creeps up and takes you by surprise. Lovely stuff !

Click here for a partial sample of track 10 -

Revelation.MP3

Note - This release is on CD-R. Please check if your player is CD-R compatible before ordering.

 
 
£10.00
 
Preston Reed - Handwritten Notes - Outer Bridge OB1001

A leading innovator in the electro-acoustic genre Preston uses two handed tapping , slapping, guitar body percussion and altered tunings on a modified Ovation longneck guitar to achieve his unique sound. Preston also has a fine command of bottleneck and conventional finger picking. On Handwritten Notes all these techniques are brought to bear on fourteen compositions ranging from the rhythmic to the soulful ballad.

Preston Reed - truly a guitarist extraordinaire.

Click here for a partial sample of track 10 -

Tractor Pull.MP3

 
£11.00
 

Scottish Guitar Quartet - fait accompli - CR1001

The sound field created here by the four guitars is quite simply sublime. Couple this with truly original compositions by Ged Brokie, Malcolm MacFarlane and Kevin MacKenzie and you have a world class ensemble recording easily on a par with the best work of, for example, The California Guitar Trio.

Click here for a partial sample of track 6 -

Sidewardly Mobile.MP3

 
£11.00
 

John Etheridge - Chasing Shadows - Dyad 023

On this recording John and his band mates - Dave Kelbie on rhythm guitar, Chris Garrick on violin and Malcolm Creese on double bass - show just how exciting an acoustic jazz quartet can be. Although their repertoire has obvious Hot Club associations it also includes more recent jazz classics such as Coltrane's 'Giant Steps'. These may be classics but the interpretation is definitely 21st century.

Click here for a partial sample of track 8 -

Django.MP3

 
£11.00
 
 

Amrit Sond - Circular Motion - SACD2009

Amrit uses altered tunings on almost all of the eleven original compositions on Circular Motion as a palette to paint his sonic landscapes. Serene, sublime music, a perfect record to relax too.

 

Click here for partial sample of track 4 -

Nth Degree MP3

 
£10.00
 
 

Angels & Unicorns - Andrew Brel & Hugh Burns - C7CD18

In something of a departure from the style of the rest of the music on our site, Angels and Unicorns offers seven tracks of music for relaxation and meditation. Aimed at the higher consciousness these recordings are intended to provide an oasis of calm in which to nourish clear thought.

This recording has been very popular in America where there is a developing interest in meditational music.

 
 £9.99
 

Allan Cox - Meet the Bass Player - FCM001

" Creating the ultimate practice environment for the developing contemporary jazz musician "

Inspired by Jim Blackley's book - "The Essence of Jazz Drumming" this CD by Allan Cox contains 18 tracks of double bass and rhythm guitar at tempos ranging from 40 bpm up to 340 bpm.

Although originally intended for drummers this practice aid has proven to be a useful tool to all musicians wishing to improve their jazz skills.

 
£12.50 inc P&P