Arlen Roth’s Masters of the Telecaster

Aug 08 2022

Arlen Roth’s Masters of the Telecaster

Arlen Roth’s Masters of the Telecaster. Telecaster master Roth teaches the tricks and techniques that have made the “Tele” a rock and country icon. Learn pedal steel bends, behind-the-nut bends, chicken pickin’, full chord bends, banjo rolls, shuffle patterns, rockabilly rhythm styles, more! With footage of Albert Lee, Keith Richards, Steve Cropper, Albert Collins, Danny Gatton and James Burton.
Part homage to a classic instrument, part guitar lesson from one of the best country blues players around, this is the quintessential guide to all things Telecaster. Arlen Roth discusses the strengths and characteristics of one of the first production-line electric guitars, pioneered by Leo Fender. Roth takes the viewer on a tour of the instrument’s heritage, showcasing the most popular musicians, techniques, sounds and styles.
The actual content of the DVD, however, is great. Arlen covers a lot of different styles with tabbed/notated examples. He starts out simply and thankfully with some rhythm stuff, then he gives more advanced ideas and techniques. A lot of styles/sounds/techniques are covered. Rock is covered lightly, but this definitely goes more into the blues, rockabilly, country and redneck jazz style of tele playing. Arlen also gives some history of the telecaster and the history of some of the telecasters more famous (and skilled) players over the years.

His tutorial covers:

  • Pedal Steel Bends
  • Behind the nut bends
  • Chicken pickin’
  • Rockabilly Rhythms
  • Blues techniques
  • Banjo Rolls and much more.

Features priceless footage of some great Telecaster icons including Danny Gaton, James Burton, Albert Collins, Sotty Anderson and a bonus performance by Telemaster Albert Lee.


Language: English
Year: 2004
Country: USA
Running time: 90 min
Quality: DVD5
Video: MPEG2 720×480 ~9800 kbps NTSC 4:3 29.970 fps
Audio: AC3 2 ch 256 Kbps 48.0 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 4.2 Gb

Arlen Roth's - Masters of the Telecaster

Arlen Roth’s – Masters of the Telecaster

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