Buster B. Jones – Guitar Styles and Techniques of Jerry Reed
Apr 18 2015
“Buster B. Jones is an acoustic player, a fingerpicker, a country flavored soloist, and he’s one of the finest players we’ve heard in years… His technique is only a means to an end. His true gifts are his melodic sense, innate musicianship, unfailing human, and brilliant improvisational powers. He can drive a tune with fluid rhythmic force or stroke it with sensuous, loving touch… He’s a monster player with chops galore, great ideas and an encyclopedic reservoir of guitaristic influences.”
The style of Jerry Reed is a unique blend of syncopated rhythms, banjo-style rolls and brilliant chord voicings that brings a new dimension to fingerstyle guitar. Walking bass-lines, chromatic runs, double-stops and counterpoint melodies are seamlessly joined by Jerry’s unique “claw” style right-hand technique which is essential to getting his sound. In this dvd lesson Buster B. Jones teaches you all the necessary elements to play like Jerry Reed.
If you ever wanted to know more about guitar playing and Jerry Reed style was your subject… this is the DVD to buy. Buster B is a master. Not only a master guitarist but an extremely masterful teacher. Just watching him play and listening to him speak, you get the feeling that you really want to know him in real life! Too bad he’s gone, but boy…what a player! Buster does an excellent job detailing the complexities of Jerry’s style. Easy to follow and really packed with information. Jerry was a one-of-a-kind writer/player and players from all genres will find something new on this DVD. The tablature booklet alone is worth the price of admission. Where else can you find these songs tabbed out like this? This is definitely for intermediate to advanced players.
Buster makes it look easy, but trust me its not. There is some challenging material here especially Jerry’s Breakdown. He breaks down the individual parts of each song and plays an up to speed version and a really slow version. Buster was a great player and teacher and his love and respect for Jerry Reeds music is evident.
Unfortunately Buster is no longer with us but he left a few dvds to teach us. This is probably for intermediate to advanced players, it might be a little difficult for beginners!
- Down Home
- Jerry’s Breakdown
- Jiffy Jam
- Lord, Mr. Ford
- Papa’s Knee
- The Claw
Year: 1998 (2004)
Running time: 1:09:52
Video: XviD 640х480 AR: 4:3 1341 kbps 29.970 fps
Audio: MP3 128 kpbs 44.1 KHz 2 ch
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 704 Mb