Robben Ford – Back to the Blues
Dec 22 2014
Robben Ford has become one of the world’s most recognized blues musicians. His trademark, tasty guitar style, is reinforced with incredible depth in jazz and rhythm and blues. Back to the Blues is a special two-part series exploring the finer points of contemporary blues guitar playing and features exciting live performances by Robben’s powerful trio, The Blue Line, with Roscoe Beck on bass and Tom Brechtlein on drums.
Robben Ford is a truly exceptional guitarist and it is just a great pleasure to watch him perform. His ability to really play the blues and also bring some jazz influences into the picture in a very tasteful way, make his style unique and very enjoyable.
The DVD is 3 hours in length and was originally available as 2 VHS tapes. This DVD is a quality production in sound and picture. His demonstrations of rhythm playing and soloing and improvising ideas are very enjoyable to watch/listen to. While his instruction is for more advanced guitarists, it is inspiring and enlightening for guitarists of any level. So much to learn and it is exhilerating watching and listening to him play. You cant help but pick up something everytime you watch, be it theoretical or practical. This is wonderfull stuff for any blues or jazz player. His playing execution is an example to us all.
- Rhythmic playing
- Improvisation ideas
- In-depth look at the song “Livin’ in a Fool’s Paradise”
- Robben talks about returning to playing the blues and his success in modern music
- Triads, good phrasing, and simplicity
- Comping and soloing
- Special section devoted to right hand techniques
- Robben’s influence, guitars, stage set-up and how to get a good sound
Running time: 3 hours
Video: MPEG1 352×288, 1150 kbps, 25 fps
Audio: MP3 44KHz 2 ch 224 kbit/s
Size: 1.8 Gb