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Robin Trower: Classic Blues/Rock Guitar
Robin Trower Classic Blues/Rock Guitar
Actor: Robin Trower
Director: Hot Licks
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2006     0hr 50min

The ex-Procol Harum guitar master shares his secrets on this rare session. He demonstrates vibrato techniques, bending styles, special blues licks, working with a bass player, Memphis-style lead, and more! With special con...  more »


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Actor: Robin Trower
Director: Hot Licks
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals, Independently Distributed
Studio: Hot Licks
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/31/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Good Instructional
HARDBLUESGUY | 11/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoy Trower's flavoring of electric blues...and am pleased to recommend this product. being a player for about 40 years, I know my way around the guitar and in recent years have had the luxury of not playing in a band, which, requires dedicating off-playing time to keeping current with set music, which, is not always your personal prefernce. So, for a hoot, I have bought a few of these instructionals just to see what they had. Of the few I've seen, I like this one, and most especially recommend it to developing players. It opens with Trower in concert probably late80's/early 90's, which, allows the viewer to grasp what the man is about and to hear the finished product of what he is about to show in the lessons. Trower offers good info on his tone, (probably one of the things I like best about his sound) in the way of set up, amps/setting and effects. From there he explains the basics to the degree that will allow an ambitious player to take it from there, so to speak. Covers some nice licks, that will open a guys mind a bit, as his style is not so standard rock/blues from perhaps higher profile stars. Trower is a very interesting guy and from what I can tell in this product, seemingly a very nice-humble guy, which is most appealing. The slow-motion-looping ability allows a player to go over an over the material covered. Last, as a treat...he shows the format on a couple of his hits. Not for the novice, but, for someone who has the basics down and wants to be a better player...this is a very good product...By the way...Trower is on Tour in the US...January, starts in Florida. I'm going to catch him in Seattle in Feb...catch him while you can, I doubt he will be touring for another 30 years. Best Regards"
Good for a laugh.
Doanld Campbell | Phoenix Az | 12/23/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I like Robin as much as Hendrix. It is so funny to watch Robin try to explain why he has the magic. He takes very simple riffs and techniques and makes them magic. You can't teach this stuff but good to watch for any guitar playing fan. Don't exect to learn much though. You either got the touch or you don;t."
Robin Trower Hot Licks
Steve Monroe | 07/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Robin Trower is a player held in high esteem by guitarists around the world. His totally unique sound and style is fully explored in this excellent video from the early 1990's. His technique is fully revealed at a liesurely pace, with excellent camerawork, and includes surprising comments and demonstrations of his personal guitar setup and amplification. It's a very friendly, intimate lesson that will have an immediate impact on any aspiring blues/rock musician. This set would be a bargain at five times the price!"
Alot Of Fun From a Strat-Master
Hal C. Robertson | 04/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This offering was made at a local studio in Atlanta...The live concert scenes were filmed at the Center Stage Theatre in Midtown Atlanta in and around the late 80's where Robin was making his full fledged comeback, touring the US every year without stop....His currant touring band today is the same band he used then with Davey Pattison, Glenn Letsch, and Pete Thompson...

Trower's unique approach mostly involved his use of a dirty blues over-driven signal through a Uni-Vibe, giving him a overwhelmingly "Big" guitar sound: then using odd slow-paced chording, mysterious lyrics, and impassioned leads drawn from his ax that showed thru his facial expressions.....

Robin touches alot about his blues and R & B influences in his playing also....As well as his amp settings, tone controls and gear....All is included....All this coming from a well reserved man who obviously doesn't like talking about himself...

Highly recommended viewing."