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John McCarthy, Learn Modern Classical
John McCarthy Learn Modern Classical
Actor: John McCarthy
Director: Rock House Method
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2006     1hr 0min

This program includes everything you need to start playing Classical Guitar TODAY! Rock House's Classical Guitar program starts off with basics like how to hold the guitar in classical style, tuning and proper hand positio...  more »

     
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Actor: John McCarthy
Director: Rock House Method
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals
Studio: Rock House Method
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/31/2006
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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Mediocre at best
RockytheBear | Chicago | 08/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Simply put, John McCarthy is an above averge player and a below average teacher. The fact that this "beginner course" is almost 3 years old, and there is no intermediate or advanced DVD tells you something.

I knew something was off the moment I pressed play on the DVD player. The menu screen pops up, and we hear the sounds of a wailing ELECTRIC guitar, soloing for over 6 minutes. The DVD itself clocks in at only 40 minutes, and 6 of those minutes are dedicated to how to change a string. While playing, McCarthy often makes mistakes. He doesn't even bother to explain how you must always be seated while playing the classical, and how it should always be played upright on the left knee. He plays on his right knee for the length of the lessons, as if the guitar was an acoustic.

Bottom line, McCarthy is a rock dude attempting to teach classical and fails."