Mat Gurman – 50 licks Blues Style
Jan 22 2014
Unlock the secrets of blues guitar! Ace session guitarist Mat Gurman teaches budding bluesmasters 50 terrific phrases, demonstrating licks for dominant and minor blues progressions, turnarounds, intro licks, ending licks, stop time licks and many more. He also shows players the classic techniques used in blues guitar, such as: bends, pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides, slurs, vibrato, muted string raking and more! Each lick is played in context, then demonstrated slowly with full explanations of every technique used.
At the outset it should be said that these DVD’s are not for beginners, sorry but that’s just the facts. This isn’t to say that a beginner cannot glean inspiration and work up to certain licks slowly but I would suggest this really suiting the intermediate player to advanced on some techniques. 50 good usable licks presented in a way that you can actually learn them. Good camera angles, the sound is fair. Tab could be onscreen but I guess the booklet works just fine. Just the thing for the early intermediate player.
The licks he shows are very cool and if you can learn some of them they can be strung together to really jam. They range widely in level of complexity. There are a few that could be played by a beginner who has little experience (although they are the exception). Any beginner trying to learn these licks would have to be highly motivated and determined. Mat does include the tablature for each of the licks which is very good. In most places on the DVD he shows both of his hands so you can see the fret work as well and the picking. He does slow his playing down and for the most part you can figure out what he is doing. However he is so versed in what he is doing that he does sometimes make assumptions that you understand what he just did or what he is telling you. This is where it will be difficult for beginners.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG-2 СBR, 8960 Kbps, 720×480, NTSC, 4:3, 29,970 fps
Audio: AC-3, CBR, 224 Kbps, 2 ch, 48,0 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 4.2 Gb