A Great Flatpicking Role Model
Joe Oliver Ray | Hoover, AL USA | 09/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like most of the top guitar pickers (Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Dan Crary, Steve Kaufman),the gifted guitarists are more than willing to share some of those "jaw dropping" licks, runs and signature style. Norman Blake is no exception. His down-home manner of instructional delivery will prevent any fear of being a "grasshopper at the foot of the master." Mr. Blake speaks softly and carries a big Martin. His picking is clean, his arrangements are "doable", plus we are treated to several duets with his wife Nancy. There are some choice tips on duets playing I think most pickers will appreciate.
The beauty of DVD learning for the home guitar student is the ability to isolate a small section in an "A-B" endless loop, allowing the guitar player to concentrate on a passage and play it continuously along with the talented Mr. Blake. It's better than studio guitar lessons in terms of affordability and material retrievability.
I've yet to buy any musical instructional video or DVD on the Homespun Video label that failed to meet my standards. Put your money (or card) down and play along with Norman. There's plenty of great pickin' ahead for the owners of this masterpiece."