Nancy Wilson – Instructional Acoustic Guitar
Jun 29 2015
The Wilson sisters blazed rock trails, propelling their band Heart to the Top 40 with more than 20 hits and selling over 30 million albums. This DVD examines Nancy Wilson’s playing style and technique on acoustic guitar via her performance of “These Dreams,” “Crazy on You,” “Dog and Butterfly,” and other favorites.
She discusses & demonstrates fingerpicking, flatpicking, open-string chords, and more. The accompanying booklet includes music notation, guitar tab, and chord charts. Here is a typical American manner of playing. Folk-ballad work Nancy does not leave any fan untouched.
This is an outstanding instructional DVD. If you ever wanted to play Heart songs on your acoustic guitar, get this DVD. She teaches quite well, has a fun personality.
She shows you everything by hand, close up and finger by finger. And if you really can’t catch that, it’s all noted in super easy guitar tab in the little book that’s provided. Plus she includes a few alternate tunings to play around in, finger picking styles to play with and brief but inspiring looks into 12 string and mandolin. We get the Battle of Evermore for mandolin.
She can’t make you practice enough to be a good player, but she absolutely shows you how to play her songs featured on this dvd. All we need now is her follow up dvd.
The DVD opens to Nancy playing and singing ‘These Dreams’ in a very intimate setting, with several fads to various venues while she performs the song. Then she stops to help you tune up to her guitar so you can play along with her; very sweet. Everything from her voice to her down home expressions are so delightful. You will get to know her a little bit better. The songs on the DVD are perfect for playing along with Nancy. However, don’t expect to learn the songs just from the DVD and little song pamphlet along. Once up to speed, you can jam with Nancy and take advantage of her words of wisdom on each song. There are also countless You-Tube lessons on these songs if you need more help. It is just priceless to get her commentary and musical philosophy while learning the songs at the same time. No one will ever perform these songs like Nancy Wilson, but it sure is fun and instructional to try. She is the real world ‘elfin princess’, whose music and beauty are beyond this world.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: Xvid 720×480 1200 kbps 29.970 fps NTSC 4:3
Audio: MP3 128 kpbs 2 ch 48.0 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 584 Mb