Albert Lee – Country Boy
Dec 31 2014
Albert Lee is a legendary guitarist whose speed, phrasing, feel and choice of notes has earned the reputation as the world’s premier country guitarist. This Country Boy DVD combines two of his best-selling videos: Advanced Country Guitar and Virtuoso Techniques into one fantastic method.
Advanced Country Guitar features Albert playing some of his all-time favourite tunes and analysing his baffling technique in depth! From his hybrid Travis-picking style, chord voicings, scalar ideas to analysis of his classic guitar parts.
Virtuoso Techniques focuses on the components that make up Albert’s style. Using dozens of practical examples, he covers classic intros and endings; lines using thirds, sixths and tenths; banjo-style picking; chord progressions using open-string rolls; pedal-steel-type bends; and voice-leading.
Special Features include Interview with Albert about his experiences playing live. Bonus lesson on chicken pickin’ and over 250 printable pages of note-for-note transcriptions.
If you play guitar, this instructional DVD will scare you. Albert Lee makes it look easy, but if you play, you know it’s not. This is not for beginners, and not for the faint-hearted.
The DVD comes with Adobe PDF tab files for all the guitar parts. If you have a computer program that slows down audio, that would be a help. Fast doesn’t even begin to cover what Lee does. It would be hard to over state how important and influential this man has been to guitar playing, so if you are feeling ambitious, or just want to watch one of the greats, by all means buy this DVD.
The video is actually two vids and comes with the PDF files for both on the disc. All good stuff. Nothing easy though…but are you seriously studying Albert’s style for some easy licks?
Yes he plays most of the examples pretty quick, it seems like it is hard for him to play stuff slowed down and keep the original technique and timing. And this is definitely not an Albert Lee teaches note for note video (but there are tabs after all). These are not intro country lessons either, but there is a storehouse of information for anyone interested in taking the time to tap it.
Running time: 1 h 20 mins
Video: MPEG2 PAL 4:3 (720×576) VBR
Audio: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 4.3 Gb