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SongXpress Classic Blues, Vol 1 (DVD)
SongXpress Classic Blues Vol 1
DVD
Actor: Alfred Publishing Staff
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2001     1hr 30min

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Actor: Alfred Publishing Staff
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Blues, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals
Studio: Alfred Publishing
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/01/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 30min
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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Movie Reviews

Excellent! I was playing "The Blues" in no time.
05/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Guitar players (or wanna-be's) don't miss this video. I've been playing guitar for a short time and have had problems learning to play songs. After watching this video a few times and a little practice, I'm playing like a pro. It's easy ! Best money I've spent in a long time. Long live "The Blues" !!!!"
Good Instructional DVD
Magellan | 09/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The instructor repeats each section a few times at slow and normal speed. You won't learn the exact leads, but you'll learn enough to sound like you know what you're doing."
Lots of "Flash". Very Little Material...
Magellan | USA | 07/30/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Wow, they sure spent a lot of time and money making sure they got "cool" effects for the section intros. Too bad there is so little material. Oh, and instead of wide angle shots of playing the songs why not more split screen of right and left hands with Tab. Too much trouble I guess. WAY too many shots of a wiggling hand on a fretboard while being told that there are many more variations you COULD learn (that they don't show!) If you think you will learn these whole songs guess again. So little to work with here. I'm cured of buying ANY Songxpress title from here on out.

Thanks for nuthin'"
Believe the reviews - this is a decent video
sir_isaac_newton | UK | 09/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this after reading the 5* reviews on Amazon. I don't think it warrants 5* - but this is the best guitar tutorial video that I have seen so far. I believe that there is a DVD version of this now, which might be more convenient -- go straight to your favourite track. I like the selection of songs on this album -- All My Lovin is perhaps my favourite blues track of all time, and Crossroads is a classic (whether you are into Clapton or Robert Johnson). I have only studied the first track in detail so far. It provides an easy to follow but detailed explanation of the (non-chordal) rhythm track, which seems true to the original Clapton recording. There are discussions of appropriate chords for the two main parts of the song. The only part of the lead covered was the distinctive "bell chime"-like E minor chord "triad" lick; I already knew a way to play this lick, but the tape showed a slighty different way to play it...and the subsequent parts suddenly all fell into place - a valuable lesson. I like the opening lead guitar phrases on Clapton's version of this song, that was not covered at all :^(. When the teacher finally played the whole tune through, it sounded authentic -- but he added some complex additions not covered in any detail on the tape. I think he had basically figured out a way to play both the lead and rhythm and some chords, all at the same time; very impressive, but not terribly helpful to me - and rather disappointing in a way -- play it like you taught it! (Or teach it like you play it). ;^)"