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Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2006     1hr 1min

Joe Bonamassa reveals the playing techniques, tips and gear behind his powerhouse blues-rock guitar style. Topics covered include: rhythm, soloing, slide guitar, effects, amps and speakers, and more. Features the Fender St...  more »


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Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Studio: Hal Leonard
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/21/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 1min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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A very good intro to modern blues rock techniques and gear
H. DEHAVEN | Houston, TX USA | 09/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have to start by saying what this DVD is not, rather than what it is. It is NOT a true instructional DVD and it is NOT a concert DVD. That said, it IS a good view into Joe's toy box and some of his techniques. Many of them are standards that an intermediate to advanced player already knows how to do (even you they have not mastered them) such as volume swells, and vibrato technique. It is truely just an introduction with very little detail. If you are looking for a "step-by-step" instruction, this DVD is not for you.

I found it both entertaining and informative. He addresses simple things like pickup selection and muting, as well as a tour of his pedal board and his amps and miking techniques.

Again, a LOT of detail is left out, but I think that is the point. Joe gives you enough information (in most instances) to sort out how YOU want to use this information in YOUR tone. It is not intended to show you how to imitate Joe Bonamassa in every way. It DOES give you information that you can use to improve your sound and that is what it is all about, is it not?

What Could Have Been
K. D. Shultz | Canada | 11/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Joe Bonamassa is one of the great inspirations in blues guitar these days carrying the tourch for SRV and others who have gone.That being said this is just you watching Joe show you his Stuff Amps, Guitars, Effects Boxes.
But what i really wanted to learn was some of his technique and lead examples.This dvd has a VERY short section on soloing as to be almost non existent.
If you have watched his other concert dvd(live at rockplast) you know that he has a huge arsenal of riff's and cool turnarounds that he could be sharing with asspiring guitar players and none of that is apparent in this dvd at all.
So you are left with Joe firering off leads while explaining the virtues of the Strat,Tele,Lespaul but no-way to learn any of the rapid fire shots he has just played.Its truly maddening.
I did purchase a Reverend Drive Train overdrive pedal on Ebay that he was glowing over however so some good did come of this dvd but not enough to change my mind about giving this 3 stars."
Fantastic Lesson
musicaddict | 03/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD takes a good look at young blues star Joe Bonamassa and his rock-blues style. Covering everything from his playing to his gear, this is a must have for any fan of him or even just the blues."
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J. Sharlow | Nashville, TN USA | 01/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This dvd is great for those fans of Bonamassa that want to know what effects and amps he uses. He also has a great breakdown on how to play gibson and fender guitars, and how to get a alot of different sounds from them."