Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Learn To Play Blues Guitar with a Flatpick|
Actor: Adam Traum
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Using a flatpick on a steel-string acoustic guitar gives you a big sound and the ability to play punchy rhythms and lightning-fast single string lead lines. Adam Traum shows how you can develop a powerful blues style utili... more »
An Excellent Addition
Peter Hyatt | Orrington, Maine | 09/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many acoustic blues players play only fingerstyle guitar.
With this new release from [...], we have an excellent addition to the Homespun collection of music instruction as Adam Traum, son of Happy Traum, teaches acoustic blues with flatpick.
The instruction is presented clearly, and Adam builds slowly. His teaching, especially in the key of E, is very enjoyable, both for those still in the latter stages of beginner, as well as for the Intermediate guitarist. There are some special small tricks (including using the pick to hit two strings and bend) but the majority is sound, "line upon line" that has marked his father's teaching.
The video is of the same high quality that one would expect from Homespun. Clear, moving camera, close up, etc. Very well done.
Because I don't play electric guitar (at least for now), this is my first encounter with Adam's teaching. His demeanor is easy going and quite clear. Like any gifted teacher, he anticipates a student's challenges and will slow down and repeat.
I hope that Adam plans on many more acoustic guitar DVD releases in the future."