Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Beginning Rock Rhythm Guitar For Electric and Acoustic Guitar|
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Guitar educator Dave Celentano will take you through this comprehensive "hands-on" course and show you all the basic essentials for playing rhythm guitar. The DVD includes: anatomy of the guitar, holding the guitar, choosi... more »
Not up to standards
estambre | Spain | 06/22/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"You want the 1234-all-along-6-strings finger exercise that's all over the Internet? It's in here. By the way... what do those finger exercises have to do with rhythm guitar(at least at a beginner level)?
You want to hear doors screaching while being opened? They're here too. And the teacher on the screen doesn't wink an eye about it. You even get to think it might be a door at your house.
You want a teacher who corrects himself during an explanation? That is: he says sorry I said this, I wanted to say that. Which is human but not appropriate for a DVD. Documented here as well.
This DVD is not only a mediocre quality VHS transferred to DVD, it doesn't show a single diagram on screen (let alone animated ones). If there's anything close to interesting, it's not played slowly or clearly displayed and you don't get the tab or any indication (as happens with the groove that starts the dvd which is only a bit of showing off - although it's nothing fancy). As stated no clue as to how to play it.
The DVD is not expensive, but you can do better things with your money.
Sorry for being so harsh but I'm not used to being ripped off like this.
I bought it because of the other review here and that other person must be a close relative of Dave's who doesn't play the guitar and hasn't even watched the DVD. Otherwise I don't get it."
This guy is really a teacher
mauricio | Mexico | 10/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This guy is really a teacher. Despite I'm more an intermediate student than a beginner; I bought the first two Celentanos' DVDs (rhythm and lead guitar) for covering "holes" in my skills. That was a great idea; in both DVDs I learnt a lot of basics that I dint know. But the best part is that everything is showed in a clear way. I read on the Internet that Celentano went to GIT School and that hi was always trying to learn how to teach the instrument, well, se did. I have a lot of books of learning guitar but this the clearest one I ever saw.
Talking about the DVD and the booklet, the DVD is actually a VHS transferred to DVD, you can chose chapters and everything but the color is like a Super VHS tape (if you know what I mean).
About the booklet, it's definitely not fancy: the paper is really ordinary and also the print... but it doesn't matter I think. If you want to learn to play rock guitar, Celentano is the teacher.
I have ordered the Intermediate (rhythm and lead) DVDs this week. I will review they soon.