Great for experienced piano players
Corey Lanum | Takoma Park, MD | 07/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Dr. John is not going to teach you how to play. In fact, he's not going to teach you anything, but if you can learn by watching his hands, then you will gain a lot. I've learned a ton of new licks just by watching him play. But if you're anything other than an advanced blues player already, you're not likely to gain from this DVD."
Not for beginners
Christoph Helms | 01/20/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a beginner and i can already play a few blues piano things thanks to the homespun dvd of david bennett cohen. he is a very good teacher and explains techniques over and over again until you understand them!
unfortunately dr. john is not really a teacher kind of guy. he's a very talented player, no doubt. but the fact that the producer Happy Traum had to sit next to him during the shooting to squeeze some techniques out of him already shows you right from the beginning that dr. john is not really there for teaching you anything. he's just doing what he can do best: playing and talking about fellow blues musicians!
this dvd is definately not for beginners, more advanced players might get some interesting stuff out of it, i didn't..."