Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar 1 DVD|
Actor: Bob Brozman
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts
Bob Brozman's remarkably detailed instruction starts with the basics, including the open tunings needed to get the true bottleneck sound. Through careful explanations of essential left- and right-hand techniques, exercises... more »
Peter Hyatt | Orrington, Maine | 06/19/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"an obviously talented musician, I am not sure I can say that he is a talented teacher. I own all 3 volumes and really struggle with the tempo. As another reviewer said, the tab is not precise, and Bob moves very quickly through the material. An advanced intermediate guitarist would likely benefit the most.
One thing that did catch me off guard was when he began to sing. At first, I thought he was just being funny, and imitating an "old African-American" sound and style of singing; like a parody. I was not correct in this; apparently, this was not meant to be humorous.
Most everything from Homespun is gold. They seem to choose talented artists who are also gifted teachers. I am not sure that this DVD fits that bill. Bob is an incredible guitarist, but for an instructional DVD, a talent for communicating that skill, like so many others on Homespun, is essential."
I should have bought both DVDs at the same time
David Klausmeyer | USA | 02/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rather than write a long and involved review (I'd actually rather be playing guitar), I'll ditto everything "hepcat" said above.
No, this DVD isn't for music novices, but if you're new to slide guitar, I think it's perfect. After just a couple of evenings I can tell I've made big strides in my playing.
Note that there are no real tunes on this DVD; that's not what Bob wanted to illustrate. He does use parts of several famous tunes to show some very important slide techniques. I would recommend this DVD for learning technique, and Stefan Grossman's DVD to learn a mess of great tunes. Taken together, you'll have a great foundation for enjoying classic blues slide guitar.
I just wish I'd have purchased the complete set of Brozman's Bottleneck Blues Guitar. (I'll be getting volume II very shortly, which I think says a lot abut how I feel about volume I.)
Okay, time to play guitar."