Tom Kolb – 50 Licks Rock Style
Dec 23 2013
In this incredible DVD, Tom will teach you licks in the styles of the masters of rock guitar, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, Allman Brothers, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani, Billy Gibbons, Dave Navarro, Mark Knopfler and many more. Each licks is played in context and demonstrated slowly with a full explanation of the scale or concept from which it was derived.
Tom explains how to apply the licks over certain chords or progressions. Tom also covers techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, vibrato, bends, octaves, harmonics, whammy bar, double stops, sequencing of scales, intervallic licks and arpeggios. This DVD presents an insightful look at rock guitar. It is truly a unique opportunity to learn from one of today’s finest guitar instructors.
Tom does a good job demonstrating how to play each lick and explaining what scale and key it comes from. He plays the lick at normal speed, breaks it down in phrases, plays the complete lick slow and then finishes at full speed again with a rhythm section.
The licks are mostly classic rock with a few tasty rockabilly gems thrown in. I would say that this is DVD is for the intermediate level of guitar player and is not for new players, but perhaps an “advanced beginner” could navigate a select few and learn more over time.
The DVD also comes with Tabs. Between watching and listening I have no problem learning the licks and haven’t had to refer to the tabs, but it is nice to have it just for clarification purposes.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG-2 8962 kbps, 720×480, NTSC, 4:3, 29,970 fps
Audio: AC3 224 kbps, 2 ch, 48,0 KHz
Size: 4.3 Gb