Worth the price of admission
K. D. Shultz | Canada | 01/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD featuring Greg Koch is a very well rounded look at some must know and play blues classics.The thing i like about his teaching method is that he takes time to show you proper string bending and phrasing at slower speeds,he also breaks down each song into understandable terms.For instance in the song "the Sky is Crying" by Stevie Ray Vaughan he demonstrates a very tricky solo run that would otherwise be very hard to learn on your own simply listening to the CD.Born Under A Bad Sign by Albert knig is played and explained using both Kings and Eric Claptons version.
There could have been a little more jammed into this DVD but you will walk away a little better blues player after watching and playing along to it a few times.
P.S both his Stevie Ray Vaughan dvd's are better in my opinion for complete knowledge.......Like others i'm not to thrilled with the "Gristle" DVD it's just OK.(2 stars)
Music Lover | Houston, TX | 03/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found huge benefit in this dvd as well as Greg's others. His step by step breakdown makes this dvd beneficial to players of all skill levels. I find that his humor is a great addition to the video. It keeps it interesting. Greg's explanations of the artist's styles and history great also. I feel that is an imprtant part of learning the blues."
Good DVD, But....
G. Brady | Tokyo, Japan | 08/18/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have other instructional DVDs by Greg Koch and as noted by others, yes, he is a very talented player and yes, he can be very annoying. Although the songs are well explained, this would be a much better DVD if they had a backing track to play along with and more importantly, if they supplied tablature for the parts they teach. I understand the need to cut costs, so rather than supplying Tab on paper in each DVD case, how about putting it on the DVD in a separate section, or having it online at their website where after inputting your DVD code, you could download it."