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DVD-Norman Blake's Guitar Techniques 1
Actor: Norman Blake
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2003     1hr 30min

Legendary guitarist Norman Blake teaches flatpicking fundamentals and a variety of bluegrass and old-time country guitar techniques that have made him a hero to acoustic players everywhere. He explores arrangements for sev...  more »


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Actor: Norman Blake
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: 07/17/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Great Flatpicking Role Model
Joe Oliver Ray | Hoover, AL USA | 09/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like most of the top guitar pickers (Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Dan Crary, Steve Kaufman),the gifted guitarists are more than willing to share some of those "jaw dropping" licks, runs and signature style. Norman Blake is no exception. His down-home manner of instructional delivery will prevent any fear of being a "grasshopper at the foot of the master." Mr. Blake speaks softly and carries a big Martin. His picking is clean, his arrangements are "doable", plus we are treated to several duets with his wife Nancy. There are some choice tips on duets playing I think most pickers will appreciate.

The beauty of DVD learning for the home guitar student is the ability to isolate a small section in an "A-B" endless loop, allowing the guitar player to concentrate on a passage and play it continuously along with the talented Mr. Blake. It's better than studio guitar lessons in terms of affordability and material retrievability.

I've yet to buy any musical instructional video or DVD on the Homespun Video label that failed to meet my standards. Put your money (or card) down and play along with Norman. There's plenty of great pickin' ahead for the owners of this masterpiece."