Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Oteil Burbridge Who RU Six String Bass|
Actor: Oteil Burbridge
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Oteil Burbridge has played bass with the legendary Allman Brothers Band since 1997. Bandmate Derek Trucks calls him "the Michael Jordan of the bass." In this comprehensive and entertaining DVD, Oteil discusses the fine poi... more »
With due respect, get a blog, Oteil!
Ajay Kalra | Austin, TX | 11/18/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"File under "Inspirational." There's almost nothing here that invites an "instruction" video categorization. It's just our hero Oteil stroking the 6-string beauty laying in his lap and sermonizing about what great (and predictable) music we should check out. Awww, why can't more intelligent and willing-to-share humans be great musicians? Oteil beats Wooten's videos by a long shot in the stinginess department.
There's no tab either; although you won't miss it as there's hardly 10 minutes of playing here (including the performance sections). Only redeeming factor (worth $2.99) is the chance to hear Oteil scat along to 4 different A scales and then to a tune at the end.
Seriously, sincere bass instructors need to jump in and release instruction material in an "in the style of" mold to cover the attractive styles of the stingy Wooten and Burbridge. It's a solid market with little competition from the original artists.
(P.S. My impression is that these guys are not deliberately stingy with info, but rather that they assume that what we want/need to hear most are their sermons about where to find inspiration.)"