Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Guitar for Girls - Start Playing with Alex Boch|
Actor: Rock House
Director: John McCarthy
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
This complete guide has been specially designed to give you all the tools you need to begin really playing acoustic or electric guitar. Starting out with an easy-to-follow look at the basics, you will get a chance to explo... more »
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Girls and women (and men and boys!) will like this
Michelle | Watertown, MA United States | 12/03/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think this is a great DVD for beginners. However, the instructor/musician's name is Alex BAch, not Boch. She knows her way around the guitar, and has a nice singing voice. At the risk of sounding essentialist, sometimes it makes a real difference to see a *woman* playing and teaching. There are so many wonderful instructional DVDs with men but Alex might make it just that much more accessible to a young girl starting out; she is a very positive music role model in my opinion. However - the lessons DO move very fast, especially the scale (I am not sure that was a necessary inclusion) and the fingerpicking sessions. She shows the chords, then plays along with pretty quick changes between chords. Someone starting out should understand that they will *not* be able to do everything the first time, and to stop and rewind until they get the chord changes right.
The DVD also has a section on stringing and caring for a guitar in the special features.
Edit: this is the SAME DVD that is included in the book, "Guitar for Girls" ISBN 0825627494 - I think the book version might be a better deal."