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Robben Ford Back to the Blues
Robben Ford Back to the Blues
Director: Tim Landers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2004     1hr 30min

Both Robben Ford Back to the Blues DVDs (Parts 1 and 2) are packaged together. In Part 1, Robben teaches and demonstrates many of his superb and tasty chordal and improvising ideas for both the major and minor blues. With ...  more »


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Director: Tim Landers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Other Music, Special Interests, Educational, Independently Distributed
Studio: WBP
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/13/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Back to the Blues
Joey Nineron | Buffalo, NY | 02/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I find this DVD very enjoyable, both from an entertainment perspective and from an instructional perspective. Robben Ford is a truly exceptional guitarist and it is just a great pleasure to watch him perform. His ability to really play the blues and also bring some jazz influences into the picture in a very tasteful way, make his style unique and very enjoyable.
The DVD is 3 hours in length and was originally available as 2 VHS tapes; I believe mostly recorded in the first part of the nineties. Robben had 2 others before this, "Playing the Blues" and "The Blues and Beyond".
This DVD is a quality production in sound and picture and comes with a music/tab booklet containing most of the examples. There are also 2 printable music/tab files from examples in the extras menue.
Robben Ford and The Blue Line perform in studeo 5 great tunes: "I Don't Play", "Bad Luck Blues", "Start it Up", "Talk to Your Daughter", and "You Cut Me to the Bone". They are also performing "Born Under a Bad Sign" in the opening segment and "What'd I Say" in the closing segment. These seven performances alone are worth the price of the DVD.
His demonstrations of rhythm playing and soloing and improvising ideas are very enjoyable to watch/listen to. While his instruction is for more advanced guitarists, it is inspiring and enlightening for guitarists of any level.
I also highly recommend his 2 concert DVD's, The New Morning Paris Concert, and the Ohne Filter concert. First rate."
Robert Williams | Gold Coast, Qld Australia | 09/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gee this is good. Robben isnt as good a teacher as Larry Carlton , but boy, the content is exceptional. So much to learn and it is exhilerating watching and listening to him play. You cant help but pick up something everytime you watch, be it theoretical or practical. This is wonderfull stuff for any blues or jazz (would-be jazzer) player. His playing execution is an example to us all. I just dont know how he got so good -- Except - listen to his life story and you know why!"
Not what I expected
Elliott Samuel Lemberger | Santa Monica, CA United States | 07/30/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"To be honest, in my opinion, this video was kind of a waste of money. Robben Ford is a great artist, but most of this video is just him jamming with his band. I love watching Robben Ford in concert, but I wasn't expecting so much of it in this video... In an instructional video I was hoping for more instruction. What little instruction this video actually contains is moved through very quickly. Not at all what I expected. Sorry Robben... I still love you."