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|12-Bar Blues - Featuring Dave Rubin Instructional Guitar|
Actor: Dave Rubin
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
This DVD is a complete, one-hour course in the song form that is the single most important influence in the history of American popular music. Blues authority Dave Rubin teaches in detail boogie, shuffle and riff-driven pa... more »
Demonstration NOT Instructional
Ross Drake | Peterborough, Ontario Canada | 10/26/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is not particularly well filmed. Nonetheless, this is certainly how I would like to be playing blues/jazz guitar in the not too distant future.
This DVD is a demonstration of various styles and techniques to be sure, but unless you are truly advanced, and I am not, it is of no value other than an end goal. It is not instructional in any way, shape or form. The other dvds on the subject I have purchased were instructional, took the time to explain the fingering etc. and learned with no trouble.
At the end of the day, this is the style I want to play but I am not going to be able to learn it from this dvd.
The fret markers on his guitar were square Gibson pearl inlays and inconsistent with most guitars and there dots, so trying to follow where he was on the fretboard at times was an exercise in frustration.
It is too bad really, because if he had taken the time to instruct versus demonstrate , and I am not making too fine a point of it believe me, it would have been first rate.
They would still have to clean up the video image and his finger nails on his fret hand were too long, obscuring the fingering most of the time. It was also too fast paced to be a learning tool.
Too bad, it could have been a winner."
One of the better Guitar Videos I've ever bought
T. Wagoner | Ohio | 01/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've bought many videos and books for guitar and I have to say this is certainly one of my favorites. It's all well explained and fun to play with. This is what good instruction should be.
Nothing here that a person couldn't learn if they apply themselves and everything is useful if you were to find yourself playing with people on the spot. These are the basics of 12 bar progressions and we all need to know them."