Danny Gatton – Strictly Rhythm Guitar
May 05 2015
This follow-up to Danny Gatton’s Telemaster! covers a huge range of rhythm guitar styles played by one of the world’s great guitarists. Danny shows you how to play everything including organ-style comping, rockabilly and country power chords, ‘dead-thumb’ constant bass… and much more. Danny demonstrates the rhythm part in isolation then in context with Arlen Roth on lead guitar. A true rhythm guitar master class from a guitar genius! 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
- Booklet with music examples included
Anyone who is interested in learning the correct way to play rhythm guitar should look no further. The late great Danny Gatton was far above the musical plane that most mortals ever aspire, and here you can learn how to follow.
His lessons are as fine as crystal – very rarely does he loose the train except to make a cool point – and he has obviously thought them out well in advance as he did with everything that surrounded his playing. Danny uses his fantastic rhythm section consisting of an amazing drummer and a doghouse bass player that burns down the house while simultaneously helping Danny to get his points across. And if this isn’t enough, Arlen Roth – another smoker – gets up and plays lead. He even has his guitar tech join in at the end of the DVD and trade leads with Arlen while Danny holds down the rhythm chores as steady as a sea anchor holds a boat during a storm. Pay close attention all you shredders who believe playing rhythm is passe, you may find yourself taking that long overdue lesson in rhythm playing.
The DVD format itself is well organized and the learner can take the lessons one episode at a time at both normal speed as well as at a snails pace. The instructional manual is also well annotated and helpful.
If you want to learn how to play rhythm like a master do yourself a favor and buy this DVD. Spend the time letting this warm, humble, and funny man show you the way to play magnificent rhythm guitar. There aren’t many that can play like Danny these days and sadly he is gone forever. Fortunately for us mortals, we have a few rare gems like this DVD to remember him by. This is one of the few instructional tools that doesn’t treat the artist as a star rather it shows him surrounded by and working with other artists to create real music.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG2 NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR
Audio: AC3, 2/0 ch, 224Kbps
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 4.1 Gb