Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Albert Lee Country Boy|
Actor: Albert Lee
Director: Tim Landers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Legendary guitarist Albert Lee has played with Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell, Eric Clapton, the Everly Brothers, Dave Edmunds, Rosanne Cash, George Harrison, and Bill Wyman among many others. His speed, phra... more »
From an educational point of view.... a disappointment
Stephen A. Pandolfo | 07/20/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"(If those of you reading this have already reviewed the Brent Mason tape, this might be a bit of a repeat)....Now then...Albert Lee!!..mercy, can this man play!!....but I had the feeling he was trying to keep his genius to himself!....the interviewer on the instructional cuts was doing his best to get Albert to slow up the licks....but without much success!!...for such an unusual right hand technique, as Albert certainly does have, this has to be slowed up much more than what was done on the disc....I've been playing fingerstyle for many, many years, but I was left sitting and scratching my head...then again, when the interviewer was asking Albert what scale or formation he was using for a framework for his licks, he would receive, for the most part, a somewhat vague and poorly organized answer that would seem to indicate that what he (Albert)was doing was really so simple that he found it difficult to break it down any further into its elements.....(maybe simple for Albert, but for us mortals.....) I have so much admiration and respect for Albert, I find it a little hard to sound so critical...and I think it is true that for some geniuses to teach, what to them IS very basic, can be difficult.......at any rate....good try, folks...if you can bring out another one that is so simple a child can do it, I'll probably buy, 'cause I WOULD like to know what the man is doing......."
Scary guitar player
James Kellum | Boulder Creek, CA | 06/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Warning! If you play guitar, this instructional DVD will scare you. Albert Lee makes it look easy, but if you play, you know it's not. This is not for beginners, and not for the faint-hearted. Having said that, buy the darn thing. This things don't stay in print forever, and it's a lot of fun to listen to and watch, especially if like me, you have wondered "How does he DO that?". The DVD comes with Adobe PDF tab files for all the guitar parts. If you have a computer program that slows down audio, that would be a help. Fast doesn't even begin to cover what Lee does. It would be hard to over state how important and influential this man has been to guitar playing, so if you are feeling ambitious, or just want to watch one of the greats, by all means buy this DVD."