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Johnny A.: Taste, Tone, Space
Johnny A Taste Tone Space
Actor: Johnny A
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2006     2hr 0min

This DVD explores the guitar style of Johnny A. in an entertaining and informative format. Watch Johnny and his band perform eight of his most popular songs from his two Favored Nations releases Sometime Tuesday Morning an...  more »


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Actor: Johnny A
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Other Music, Special Interests, Educational, Independently Distributed
Studio: Warner Brothers Pub.
Format: DVD - Color - Full length
DVD Release Date: 01/30/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Wish They Were All This Good
Ron | Alaska | 05/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I ordered this dvd after seeing it mentioned on FDP. I buy a few dvds and this is one of the better ones. THis guy is excellent and crosses into a few different styles from Chet to blues. Really liked the printable tabs and all the bonus material. After watching it, ordered his cd's and a book. I would compare it to EJ's dvd's in what you'll get from watching. Just great guitar work that you can pick up and play yourself. Hope that he brings a few more out."
Watch & Learn
Stink Eye | Norwood, MA United States | 11/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is no one like Johnny A. I never travel far without his music in my car or on my IPod. I play him at public events and am always asked "Who is this?" And I say, "The best guitarist...ever." I'm old enough to have seen Duane Eddy, Bucky Pizzarelli, Hendrix, Clapton, the Ventures (with Bob Bogle and Nokie Edwards sharing lead), Wes Montgomery, Alvin Lee, Jerry Miller, Peter Green, and Neil LaVange (Yes! From Lawrence Welk [also a session musician for Zappa's "Freak Out"--the Mothers first record]), and dozens of other masters. But Johnny A, in honoring his muses, does them proud by creating melodic, dynamic and performance master themes and nuances that free guitar music from the gravity of the joyless, luckless club of speed and one-upmanship which obsess most guitarists. Johnny A conjures what William Wordsworth would call the "lyric moment," where the emotion conjured by the poet profound, conjures an emotion profound in the listener. He'll get your pulse running with a ripp-off riff and then macrame harmonic tones and unusually carved melodies around themes that build on previous subtle nuances that explode the form and create anew something original and memorable. I've seen him live four times and he is even greater in person. And you can tell he's a humble student of his instrument. He stands by himself as the master of tone and never shortchanges his music by making room tone a cursory acoustic of the room. He's also a lot of fun live, invoking a medley of styles and stances and doing it with humor and respect. This instructional video is well conceived and honors anyone who wants to study guitar. Johnny A is articulate, patient and unabashedly enthusiastic about guitar instruction. It's a great and unusually detailed DVD for any level of guitar playing."
How magic is made.
Dan R. | Phoenix, Arizona, USA | 11/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here you get very well-made videos, with perfect audio, of Johnny A. playing eight songs. If you have ever seen this guitar magician play, you know that alone makes this DVD well worth more than the purchase price. In between songs, Johnny is interviewed about techniques used in the songs. Bonus stuff includes printable tablature for six of the songs, info on the Gibson Johnny A. signature guitar, and performances by Robben Ford and Albert Lee. What's not to love?
Entertaining and educational
Rockin in the free world | Rochester Hills, MI USA | 04/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Taste, Tone, Space" -That says it all right there. Johnny A. is a master. I'd buy this DVD for the excellent performances alone. I love the format; first you get the full tune performed by Johnny and his band, which looks and sounds great. Then it's broken down part by part. DVD includes PDF files of all the notation/tab. Great stuff, can't beat the price either. Don't hesitate, you'll love it!"