Cool to have this classic on DVD
Andrew Barron | Gold Beach, OR | 08/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I just got the DVD, but it is barely different than my VHS copy. In fact, it looks like it was made from a production copy (like the one we've all purchased) and not the master. Very high contrast, tons of video noise, 'clay face' artifacts and piss poor soft image. Audio sounds as good as it did before. Sheesh. Oh well, at least I didn't have to digitize it. This video has been around since 1983. Albert is fascinating. The tab is confusing for some of the licks, which are in a non-standard tab format. Get your right hand ready, and prepare to get frustrated! 2 stars DVD, 5 stars Albert, 3 1/2 stars instructional."
A Great Guitarist but a Poor Teacher
Richard J. Bair | South Florida | 09/18/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I am an intermediate level guitarist interested primarily in blues. I wanted to learn a little more about country guitar and was especially interested in Albert Lee. I am very disappointed with this product. The DVD is very limited and practically worthless. Lee is an amazing guitarist with lightning speed, but this does not translate to a good instructional program. I say this with a doctorate and over 30 years of experience in education. Lee presents his "licks" so quickly that they are impossible to follow. Even when he slows down to show the lick a second time, it is still very difficult to follow. He does provide an instructional booklet with all of "the licks", but unless you read music fairly well, this is also useless. Over half of the DVD focuses on Lee showing off his guitars and only a small part is actual instruction. However, this doesn't really matter because the instruction that he does present is almost impossible to learn from. It would have been far better if he would have slowed down and shown each part of each lick in a way that non-expert players could comprehend."