Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Brian Setzer The Guitar of Brian Setzer|
Actor: Brian Setzer
In forming the Stray Cats in the early 1980s Brian Setzer helped to usher in an era of rockabilly revival. In this lesson he lets students share the wisdom he has collected through the years giving an entertaining demonstr... more »
Better than expected
Guitar Shawn | Texas, USA | 10/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this with low expectations for guitar instruction. I just knew it would be entertaining to watch Brian jam up close and personal. Well, from a performance perspective this was great. From a guitar instruction perspective, it was better than expected. He spends a lot of time breaking down "Too Hip, Gotta Go" with detailed descriptions of his unique picking style. He doesn't go into too much detail about theory, such as how to substitute jazz chords. The only thing that bugged me was that this was obviously filmed during the swing revival of the early 90's, and Brian goes a little overboard with the "swing" and "bop" references. Also, this is a video that was recorded to VHS in the early 90's and has been converted to DVD. I've read some reviews that indicate the conversion quality isn't very good, but in my opinion the quality was excellent. I highly recommend this if you are a fan of rockabilly, early rock, swing, or just entertaining guitar playing. Even if you aren't a guitar player, this is entertaining enough for Brian Setzer fans to own anyway."
Howd ya do that?
Gregory Pearson | vancouver canada | 08/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First off,this is vhs conversion to dvd item and the quality of course is not that good.In this video brian shows his virtuoso skills very niceley but you must keep in mind this dvd is not aimed at the beginner.only a good intermediate player can make good use of watching the split window examples.The demonstrations can be very intimidating for the beginner and the quality of the booklet included is very shoddy.Brian should really come out with his own.He would make a mint.This was shot in 92 so i think a second dvd would be much better thought out.This dvd is staying with me until i am a better player though.I would have bought it even if i wasnt a student just to watch brian noodle around!Great fun!Oh yeah,the looping on the slow mo is very helpful but on screen tabs are barely readable."
Not Very Good
Paul Hunt | Boston, MA | 08/18/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have owned this video lesson for about 3 years now and have gone back to it many times. First of all, Brian is entertaining in the video and plays awesome, however, he never provides the detail as an instructor to analyze his playing. You can learn some cool licks from this video, but not understand how or why they were constructed.
Definitely not a beginners' video and I would not recommend it. There really are some better rockabilly instruction videos out there that would serve you better."