Buddy Guy – Teachin’ The Blues
Oct 28 2014
A unique chance to learn from the greatest Chicago Blues guitarist of them all! Buddy reveals what he learned from Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker, and Lightnin’ Hopkins in a DVD lesson of exceptional quality.Buddy shows you a whole bunch of licks, techniques and styles including 9th chord licks, country blues finger-pickin’, double-stop licks, turnarounds-plus some exciting jamming with Junior Wells and Arlen Roth.
A supreme lesson in The Blues from the man Eric Clapton once called ‘by far and without doubt, the best guitar player alive! With a new introduction by Woody Mann. Jazz and blues guitarist Woody Mann learned from the legendary Rev. Gary Davis and then played and recorded with Son House, Bukka White and John Fahey. He has performed throughout the world, recorded over a dozen CDs, and is an internationally renowned guitar teacher. Also featuring chord corner! Chord Corner is like an audio-visual chord dictionary of the essential chords you’ll encounter on the DVD. It lets you hear the sound of each chord and see a photograph of the position and a chord diagram.
- You see the music and the tablature on screen as it’s being played!
- All right- and left-hand techniques are shown in close up and with helpful split-screen effects to make learning easy
- Slow motion segments with standard pitch sound
- Artist biography
- Selected discography
- Suggested listening
If you’re expecting a “how to get started on the blues” video, looks elsewhere. You should at least know the basics of blues soloing and rhythm to be able to play the stuff in this DVD. I would recommend this for mid-level players who want to expand their blues vocabulary in a way similar to the raw, pure sound of Buddy Guy.
As Buddy himself says on the video, you learn other people’s stuff and eventually put in your own things, making them unique. This DVD is great for sparking ideas. It also has a lot of fingerpicking blues, something I’d like to get into.
The slow-motion section of the examples are very helpful, and Buddy’s comments are spot-on and even inspiring. The is a fantastic DVD a must have for all guitarists. It gives you the nuts and bolts to play authentic vintage blues. Buddy lays it in your lap.
If you like blues and Buddy Guy and you play guitar just buy this DVD right now. They did a fabulous job remastering this, you get Buddy up close and personal.
Running time: 01:12:40
Video: MPEG2 NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR
Audio: AC3, 2/0ch, 224Kbps
Size: 4.2 Gb