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John Entwistle: Bass Guitar Master Class
John Entwistle Bass Guitar Master Class
Actor: John Entwistle
Director: Hot Licks Studio
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational
NR     2006     1hr 0min

The Who's legendary John Entwistle gives a personal bass lesson that covers fingering, licks, octave style, chords, hammer-ons, pull-offs, picking techniques, harmonics, soloing concepts, walking bass lines, string-bending...  more »


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Actor: John Entwistle
Director: Hot Licks Studio
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Jazz, Special Interests, Educational
Studio: Hot Licks
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/20/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 0min
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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Movie Reviews

Damn, I Still Can't Play Like Him.
Terence Dollard | Hauppauge, NY United States | 08/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'd like to say this DVD made all the difference in my playing, but I'd have to be John Entwistle to figure it all out. The DVD is great because it is an archive of the creative process of a lost musical genius. Getting past the few practicable tricks, there's some of John's musical philosophies saved for future generations. I know it sounds silly, but imagine having Hendrix sit down and dissect his playing, or Mozart discuss his thoughts on composition with someone who asks the questions you would.

Its also amazing how video production has changes over the past 20 years. The picture is good, but you can see the improvements in cameras and tapes."
The Quiet One talks
Michael R. DeVincenzi | San Jose | 08/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I like the segment where John admits that his little finger is used just for show. John honestly demonstrates his style of playing. He says that he would be bored to just play the bass in the standard way; he needs to solo to completely express himself . John had a easy going side to his personality, and he carefully answers questions. Some things can't be explained in words, but John does a great job at it. He turns his treble and volume to full and lets the chips fall where they may. This is a great DVD to watch over and over; I plan to watch it many times. Thanks John for taking the time to show us your style."
Expanding bass solo technique
J. Pearl | Los Angeles, CA United States | 07/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"John Entwistle demonstrates bass solo and rhythmic techniques by himself, and then jams with lead guitarist Arlen Roth, who questions The Ox further on his approach to bass. This gives viewers the chance to focus on Entwistle's bass playing without having to strain to hear it through the deluge (as John described it) of The Who's power chords, drum assaults and slinky synthesizers. Entwistle emerges as an unselfish innovator who was willing to share his skills with others. His deadpan wit quietly perks up the proceedings as well."
A Fan of Entwistle, but not this DVD
Geoffrey F. Arnold | Hillsboro, Oregon USA | 01/30/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"How disappointed I was to watch this wasted effort. So much more could have been done to actually give some insight into Entwistles playing that was just frittered away with what is basically an interview and some rambling licks that do nothing to really give us any true insight into the thinking behind the playing.

Where is the instruction? It isn't here. Sadly, now, we can't rectify this because John is no longer living to make a truly worthwhile instructional video.

Pass to the other side of the road on this one.