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Learn the Songs From Dark Side of the Moon: Pink Floyd
Learn the Songs From Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd
Actor: Nate Lapointe
Director: Cherry Lane
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2007     0hr 1min

A must-have DVD for every Pink Floyd fan, these lessons examine the licks from 8 songs on their classic album. Each guitar part is played up to tempo, then broken down note by note.


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Actor: Nate Lapointe
Director: Cherry Lane
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pink Floyd, Classic Rock, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals
Studio: Cherry Lane
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/29/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 0hr 1min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Christopher Cunningham | Georgia | 03/31/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Although this DVD has received good reviews so far, I'm going to have to go against the grain and give it a poor rating. It's worth no more than $10. Unlike other DVD guitar teaching tools out there, this is a one-man show and it seems pretty low-budget. Nate LaPointe is nice enough but he comes off as a mere college student who happens to play guitar and who happens to know most (but NOT all) of Dark Side of the Moon. At this price and with the good reviews it's received so far, I would have expected a flawless teaching performance by a superb player. Many of the rhythm sections are ridiculously inaccurate. For instance, in teaching the very first song, "Breathe," for the chorus section of the song, LaPointe instructs us to play Cmaj7, Bmin, Fmaj7, open G, Dmin, Eb/G. This is way off. The correct chord progression is Cmaj7, Bmin7, Fmaj7, barred G, D7#9, D7b9. Those differences are very important! Other rhythm sections have mistakes here and there also but I don't have the time to detail every one.

The one area in which the DVD is slightly useful is in its solos. Even if you know which notes are fretted in the solos from having memorized a tabbed version of them, LaPointe can help you get the timing right when performing them. Here again, however, his performance leaves something to be desired because his Stratocaster does not have a tremolo arm (whammy bar) attached at the bridge, and Gilmour made (and indeed always makes) special use of the tremolo arm to do many of his vibratos.

Overall, I'm very disappointed with the quality of the DVD and I would be hesitant to purchase another from the same teacher."
Excellent guitar instructor and instruction
townsend | Plano, TX | 07/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nate Lapointe is an excellent instructor. He clearly explains and shows what he is doing. The DVD runs 1 hour & 24 minutes. To cover all songs on the album, he has to move along, but he accomplishes this without being rushed. He covers both the chords as well as the leads. A must for any Pink Floyd fan. Far superior to the Black Sabbath Legendary Licks DVD (also from Cherry Lane), which only features portions of the songs. Nate teaches you to play the entire song. Highly recommended."
Not recommended
Emilio Honorio Melo | 08/07/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I own this DVD and it really sucks!!! Please, do not buy it!!! There's a lot of wrong stuff!!!
I wish I could rate with no stars at all, but it isn't possible..."
If you want to learn some Gilmour solos . . .
G. HUMPHREY | MN USA | 12/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was struggling with learning from tabs/music, but REALLY wanted to get some Gilmour solos nailed. This DVD really works - thanks to Nate I can now blast out the solos for Money & Time just about note perfect :-))) I wish he'd bring out another dvd covering The Wall because I'm kinda stuck halfway through Comfortably Numb"