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Andy Statman: Learn to Play Klezmer Music - Improvising in the Tradition
Andy Statman Learn to Play Klezmer Music - Improvising in the Tradition
Actors: Andy Statman, Zev Zions
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2006     1hr 20min

Learn to play the joyous traditional music of Eastern European Jews! This DVD lesson is rich in knowledge, history, lore and invaluable musical information for all instrumentalists who want to get into this compelling styl...  more »

     
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Actors: Andy Statman, Zev Zions
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Educational
Studio: Homespun
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/31/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
 

Movie Reviews

Good ideas, lacking production values
A. Pease | 10/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a classical musician who needs to learn Klezmer clarinet style for a future performance. I found the instruction, especially paired with a small folio of included sheet music to be very helpful. Statman's playing is warm and sensitive and the accompaniment quite good. The audio quality however is horrible and is a serious distraction. It sounds like it was recorded on bad analog cassette tape, with a pronounced 5Hz flutter. It also would have been better if Statman rehearsed his comments more, as his verbal delivery is halting and awkward. Fortunately his playing is fluid, and his approach to the lesson is good. He plays each piece largely "straight" first, then adds ornamentation, then explains what he added."