Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Paul Gilbert Get out of My Yard|
Actor: Paul Gilbert
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
I'm not a guitarist and I bought this DVD - Huge Inspiration
Music Lover | Canoga Park, CA United States | 08/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"People know this guy is technically brilliant but do people know his songwriting abilities and his FEEL when playing these amazing songs. Paul has a knack for writing a "simple sounding" fun song, but when you watch what he is actually playing....you almost want to cry. I am a drummer, and not a guitarist, but I know it when I see it. Yes, a prodigy, who is only 1/4 way through an incredible career. Has he produced any "desert island discs" yet, not sure. Who would I want as a guitarist in my rock band? Eddie VH, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MaCalpine, Satriani, Vai, Greg Howe, Steve Howe, Richie Kotzen, Jeff Kollman....NO, Paul Gilbert. Check out his work with PintSize as well....."
If I had 5 thumbs...they'd be up!!!
Eric D. Beaty | Algood, TN USA | 07/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"3 words...BUY...THIS...DVD!!! Over 2 hours of the most intense shred you've ever seen in your life! Every song, yes, EVERY song from the Get Out of My Yard (GOMY) album is covered highlighting the main sections of each song. Only downside is there's no on-screen tab and no tab booklet included, but the closeups on Paul's fingers are great and you should have no trouble following along. Awesome live performances of some songs from GOMY after the lesson section and even technique is covered (hammer-ons/pull-offs, arpeggios, and--my favorite--alternate picking). So, I say again, buy this DVD. You won't regret it!!!"
Mr. Doom | 08/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Paul Gilbert and play guitar your already looking to buy this,and you should get it.Just be warned that you will rewind again and again on particular parts if your not familiar with the scale/mode/arpeggio he is using, as some parts go by very fast.The good news is he tells you exactly what hes doing at all times-every chord, almost every single note-so even if you didnt know something, by the end of the segment you have gained some additional knowledge beyond"I can play a new riff!"
After the main portion of the DVD there are a few lesons on technique, some live footage, and a song sang under the credits, so you will get a great amount of entertainment value out of this as well.
All in all you will probably have a few new ideas of how to play your guitar, even if you have to go over sections repeatedly.Its worth it.Its funny.Go get one."
A Learning Tool
J. Coreano | San Diego | 01/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great DVD. This is great. He breaks every single thing he does down to the super basics. He shows you how he got to that idea, how he plays it and how you could go about it. I've always wondered how people can play so fast and I've read books on technique and never could fully grasp the idea. Well Paul cracks the mystery in very simple terms. Paul learned by ear and plays by ear which makes him a different type of teacher, he brings in a different approach. I don't think this DVD is for beginners unless your a really big fan of his or if you really like the CD "Get Out of My Yard" or one of the songs on it. You'll get an inside look into these songs. What surprised me the most was the lessons on technique and so forth at the end of the DVD. Very good stuff! He gives practice tips and goes into things in detail. It feels like Paul is giving you guitar lessons which is awesome! All in all because most of the DVD is geared around his CD and more specifically to playing fast I would say this DVD is best used as a learning tool. However, he does provide you with some excellent information in his explanations and teachings so you will pick up more than just how to play fast but it is not geared for that. By combining this DVD with others and some books you can go far. As an example this is what I am studying: This DVD, Chord Chemistry/Chord Progressions by Ted Greene, Fretboard Logic volumes and other lessons here and there. This is keeping my playing fresh and my practicing routine fun."