Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mike Seeger Early Southern Guitar Styles|
Actor: Mike Seeger
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
The guitar fostered great creativity in the South as it evolved from a fragile gut-stringed instrument in polite parlors to the big, loud steel string instrument now found in our homes and onstage. There is no one mor... more »
Should have been 5 Stars!
Peter Hyatt | Orrington, Maine | 11/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"a WONDERFUL 2 DVD set with fascinating songs, fascinating guitars and a very engaging instruction. This is one of those productions that show the beauty of DVD lessons with slick production and the feeling that the instructor is right there in the living room with you.
Mike's instruction is slow, steady, and shows the hallmarks of man who is a gifted teacher. The close ups could not be better. So.........
Why not 5 stars?
THE ONLY NEGATIVE: How could they do ALL this work, put together all these songs, demo all these wonderful instruments, pull out these terrific American classic songs AND NOT include the lyrics?
How utterly frustrating to have to search elsewhere in order to obtain the lyrics? This would have been an ultimate and definitive DVD collection for every acoustic guitarist...if not for this blaring oversight.
It appears as if no expense was spared in this production and I cannot even estimate the number of hours needed to put together such an amazing collection of songs. Why leave out the lyrics of these gems?
ugh. so very frustrating! Yet, for each song that you wish to learn, you will need to search online, print out the lyrics, and add to the TAB. Given the generous volume of songs, this is no small work."
This is a well done DVD! Get it!
Mr. Burruss S. Williams | 12/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great DVD. In the folk tradition Mr. Seegar asks the student to listen to the songs, watch him play them, and try to figure out the songs. Tab is included in case some passages need clarification. The songs are preformed using vintage instruments so collectors will enjoy seeing these fine pieces. When teaching a song Mr. Seegar will explain how the melody can be played out of specific chord shapes, which facilitates becoming familiar with the song. I don't want to rate the instructional level like level one beginner, level two intermediate ....and on and on. I think this DVD is of interest to players as well as people that just enjoy Old Timey music. What I like is there is not the "preachy-ness" that you might find with other instructors. There is a spirit of sharing this music with the student/viewer. This is a must have DVD"