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The Acoustic Guitar Method
The Acoustic Guitar Method
Actor: David Hamburger
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2005     3hr 50min

Homespun and String Letter Press, the publishers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, have joined forces to create a DVD version of String Letter's best-selling guitar instruction book. This clearly organized, carefully graded set...  more »


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Actor: David Hamburger
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Independently Distributed
Studio: Homespun Tapes
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/08/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 3hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Build from a solid foundation!
Peter Hyatt | Orrington, Maine | 04/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This two disc set is like a complete 6 month course in guitar. For the price of, perhaps, a single lesson, you get what amounts to 6 months of lessons from a low-key, funny, and talented teacher.
The first disc is useful for those just starting out. If you do not know how to play chords, learn a chord, turn off the DVD (even after only 15 minutes) and practice. In a few days of practicing, turn the DVD back on and go for 'lesson 2", or the next chord.

If you are, like me, someone who has been playing for awhile and is self-taught, take the entire course. Do not skip much in disc 1 even though disc 2 is more appealing. Get the basic strums, bass patterns, etc. Find out, like me, if you have "holes" in your guitar education and fill them. In other words, use this wonderful 2 DVD set to build a solid foundation, and then, after mastering Disc 2, move on to other Homespun DVD's, expanding your education, while learning to play songs.

This is what most excites me: I get to firm up my foundation, learn techniques, but also learn songs as I go along. After all, it is the songs that we enjoy playing the most.

In this set, you get all 3."
Easy to follow for beginners....
Bryan Fuhs | New Castle, PA USA | 07/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this in combination with the Acoustic Guitar Method books. I find that this video is so much easier to follow than others that I have tried. David Hamburger teaches in a very laid back and easy going manner, and the songs that I have learned so far are fun to play. I like to watch the videos and then use the books to compliment what I have learned visually through the videos. I am happy to say that my guitar playing technique is progressing well considering that I have no instructor other than David Hamburger on the video. I highly recommend this DVD!"
What a great find!
Donald Smith | Washington, D.C. | 09/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I connected with this video and its laid-back host from the moment I heard the opening bars of the tune he plays for the menu page. ("Bars" is a term he helpfully explains early on for the benefit of those whose knowledge of music is sketchy.)That was EXACTLY the way I wanted to play the guitar! - as opposed to how I've played ever since my college days during the heyday of the '60s folk/blues revival, i.e., artlessly banging on strings while holding down various cords, hopefully one at time. My knowledge of a few basic cords did give me a bit of a leg up; nevertheless I decided to follow every step of his curriculum so as not to miss anything, and sure enough I usually found at a minimum something new to me or a better way of doing something, like a different way of holding down "G", or subtle hints about holding the pick. Hamburger's easy lesson plans strike me as something a total beginner would be able to easily follow. It's fun playing along with him and generally enjoying his company, even if only virtually. I haven't even finished it yet, and already it's revolutionized my playing."
This dvds are very very good.
D. Tzolov | Austin, TX | 10/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I like this dvd a lot. It is like your best friend coming to your house to teach you how to play a guitar. It starts easy and build up. Dave has great sense of humor and tell jokes with a stone face. And Bluegrass is not even my type of music. Great job, Dave! Thanks and I am looking foreword for your next DVDs that teach Beatles, Rolling Stones and stuff like that songs..."