In this special DVD lesson, Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy passes on what he learned from Jimmy Reed, Guitar Slim, T-Bone Walker and Lightning Hopkins. Learn 9th chord licks, pick versus fingerstyle, turnarounds, special r... more »hythm parts, and more. Hot Licks classic video titles have been made available on DVD, making it even easier to learn with the world's top players...right in your own home! These new transfers make them look better than ever while DVD technology makes navigating each lesson even easier! You'll never miss a note. See the music and the tablature on screen as it's being played. All right and left-hand techniques are shown in close up and with helpful split-screen effects to make learning easy. Slow motion segments with standard pitch sound, artist biographies, selected discographies, suggested listening. Booklet with music examples included. 1 hour, 23 minutes. Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish« less
"This kind of thing is one of the really good things about living in this age. I can watch Buddy Guy tell me how he plays the blues any time I want. I even get guitar tabs! I will enjoy this DVD for as long as I play the guitar."
Rob Robbins | Dallas, TX | 06/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The simple fact that you have Buddy Guy sitting down a talking and teachin' the Blues is worth 4 Stars. There IS tab in the booklet that comes with the DVD. Slo Mo feature gives you the chance to learn new licks along with Buddy. I thought it was great. Great chord section. I recommend it highly if you love the Blues and Buddy Guy"
Licks like the pros
Edward P. Gagnon | 02/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have this Hot Licks video on VHS, and I really like it. It's true he isn't playing his licks from his records, but he's teaching the blues, going back to Muddy Waters and Lightning Hopkins all the way to the I guess the 90s, by way of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. It's like blues music appreciation lessons... aren't you supposed to slow down records to learn licks like the pros?
It does repeat itself, maybe Arlen Roth could of fixed the continuity, and it could put you into a trance with it's slow pace, but that's what you want music to do anyways, isn't it?"
The Bluest of the Blues
William Clark | Nashville TN | 03/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The is a fantastic DVD a must have for all guitarists. It gives you the nuts and bolts to play authentic vintage blues. Buddy lays it in your lap. The slow motion section (which does not alter pitch) is outstanding. How anyone can say anything else is beyond me, do not delay, if you want to play the blues, GET THIS DVD NOW!"
Wow! I'm Glad I got this!
Ray | 03/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Review is about Buddy Guy: Teachin' the Blues
I almost didn't get this DVD because of the negative review on this site.
Man! I am SO glad I didn't listen to that review and bought it anyway! I figured it would be worth the price to watch Buddy Guy, even if it wasn't such a good teaching tool, so I ordered it. I was very pleasantly surprised.
First, It DOES come with a booklet of tablature that's tucked right in the clips of the front half of the case.
Now about the DVD; It has a "play" function that lets you just watch it like any other DVD, which may be all that some do. AND, it has a lesson function that lets you play each lesson individually - in either real time or slow motion and still have the right tone and sound to the notes played. In this mode there is also a box on the upper right of the lesson screen that says "loop" for repeating the lessons.
It also has a "tuning" function for getting your guitar tuned properly.
There is more that I haven't explored yet (some of the "special features") But I've seen enough already to know that this will be a very useful learning tool, as well as being good for watching Buddy play.
If you will listen to what he is doing and follow his instruction, there is a ton of useful stuff in this DVD to learn. You just need to stay with it like you would any lesson material. And Buddy tries to encourage you all through the video. He leaves a very good impression.
If I could contact him somehow, I'd say great job Buddy!!
Of course, if you just want to watch it and not take the time to learn, then you can do that too with the "play" function."