Warren Haynes – Electric Blues and Slide Guitar
Nov 16 2014
Warren Haynes, of the Allman Brothers Band, has also enjoyed an outstanding solo career as a bluesman. On this great DVD he covers a wide range of blues and slide skills and techniques, including phrasing, vibrato, string bending, and soloing as well as mixing major and minor scales, using space, and looking for blue notes within intervals. An intense and rewarding blues lesson guaranteed to improve your playing! Includes a new introduction by Jeff Golub. Jeff began his career as guitarist for rocker Billy Squier. He has recorded numerous solo CDs and is a highly valued session player and sideman, having worked with such artists as Peter Wolf, John Waite, Tina Turner, Vanessa Williams, and Rod Stewart. You’ll never miss a note! 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. Also includes: Artist biography, selected discography, suggested listening, booklet with music examples, and more.
This dvd by Warren Hayes is a must for anyone serious about learning to play GOOD blues guitar. The first part of the dvd shows you blues scales and bending technique which is so important, he also elaborates on how to think out your solos instead of throwing in as many notes as you can in a flurry of garble. The second part of the dvd is all about slide and the different ways to mute or hilite your notes using the palm of you hand and other styles like “Delta Blues”. (He talks a lot about Tone as well). It gives you a very broken down lesson on how to approach electric blues and especially how to play standard tuning slide. Haynes goes into great detail on how to play slide, as well as his own techniques on how to mute unwanted notes and how to bring out the best in the notes you do want. The looping options on the DVD are a great tool to help you nail down the licks he provides.
The playing here is for more advanced players, but that does not mean that even beginners cannot get something out of this. He really gets into the playing and it only helps aspiring guitarists learn some great licks from one of the best players of our time.
Regardless to what level guitarist you are at this point, you can and will benefit from, and enjoy this DVD. Warren Haynes is not only one of the most talented guitarists to play the blues, he also has an excellent, down to earth personal teaching style that will make this DVD an essential part of your library. You will easily pick up suttle nuances from the DVD that you can apply immediately. Warren’s commentary is very helpful, and his insight invaluable. Whether you’re interested in picking up some new hot licks or in continuing to fine tune your skills, this DVD is definitely worthwhile.
A gentle, soft-spoken, unassuming guitar god sits you down and patiently explains how to play blues guitar with feeling starting with the nuances of half-step, full-step and step and a half bending, vibrato and string muting techniques and so on. He assumes you know the blues scale and can move between the pentatonic boxes. That’s good exercise for anyone who’s picking up a musical instrument. You gotta work for it a bit, right?
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Year: 2005 (1994)
Running time: 01:28:00
Video: MPEG2 720×480 ~7020 kbps NTSC 4:3 29.970 fps
Audio: AC3 2 ch 224 Kbps 48.0 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 3 Gb