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DVD-The 12-String Guitar of Roger McGuinn
DVD-The 12-String Guitar of Roger McGuinn
Actor: Roger McGuinn
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2003     1hr 0min

From the first notes of this DVD, Roger McGuinn's signature Rickenbacker 12-string will immerse you in the sound that made The Byrds a prime musical force. Roger teaches favorites from his powerful repertoire - Mr. Tambour...  more »


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Actor: Roger McGuinn
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals, Independently Distributed
Studio: Homespun Tapes
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/10/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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If you own a Rickenbacker 12-string, get this video.
MusicalFan | 12/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video is a great companion for your 12-string guitar. Before I bought my Ricky 370-12, I bought this DVD. Roger's technical demonstrations such as changing strings, and adjusting the truss rods are enlightening, making a seemingly daunting task less so. Even if you don't have a Ricky, the song lessons are useful on any 12-string guitar.
The lessons are well laid out, and the solos are played first at their regular tempo, and then slowed down for ease of learning. Roger's hybrid picking style is also explained here, but it isn't necessary to learn it to play these songs (I'm a flatpicker). The booklet accompanying this disc contains tablature for these as well, making this a fairly complete learning package.
The only thing I would ask for would be some audio backing (play-along) tracks to accompany these lessons, so you could play what you've learned with a "band". However, the lack of these in no way detracts from my enjoyment of it, and I recommend this DVD very highly."
12-String Heaven
Charles Kahler | Alameda, CA United States | 03/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of only a few video lessons featuring the 12-string guitar.
Aside from teaching "Turn,Turn, Turn", "Mr. Tambourine Man", "Eight Miles High", "On Easter Morn He Rose", and "Wasn't Born to Follow", there are some special tips about the Rickenbacker 12-string. Roger shows how to change strings on his guitar, as well as how to change the battery and adjust the truss rod.
Most of the emphasis is on "Turn, Turn, Turn", which features some not-so-easy Travis-style picking.
If you only have a 6-string, this is probably not the video for you.
If you are considering buying a Rickenbacker, this video should help you make a decision one way or the other."
Roger McGuinn Instructional DVD
Thomas B. | 10/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Roger not only provides good instruction on how to play some of his best songs, step by step, but also provides a lot of insight into the Rickenbacker 12 String. He shows how to replace strings, tune, adjust truss rod, etc. He also talks in great detail about the Rick, it's history & how he plays it. Exceptional DVD. Highly Recommended to anyone wanting to learn how to play electric 12 string & Rickenbackers in particular."
A must for Ric 12 string players
eupraxis | New Orleans, LA USA | 04/17/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Besides the 'lessons' on those great songs, this DVD gives you all of the necessary insights into the Ric 360-12 or 370-12, including truss rod adjustment and string changing."