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House of Blues Beginner, Acoustic Guitar
House of Blues Beginner Acoustic Guitar
Actor: John McCarthy
Director: Rock House Method
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NC-17     2005     1hr 0min

Basic guitar instruction including tuning, chords, strum patterns, and more.


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Actor: John McCarthy
Director: Rock House Method
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals
Studio: Rock House Method
Format: DVD - Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/15/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NC-17
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Best of Acoustic Chord Instrucational DVDs
DAVID Bruce | Atlanta, GA | 04/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought the "Learn to Play Acoustic Beginner" by House of Blues along with the Guitar World Acoustic Rock DVD; do yourself and your wallet a favor and just get the former. In fact, it may be the best one I have. There is a small book showing you the tabs, strumming patterns, and how to follow along. It also includes links to download a tuner, metronome, and background tracks to practice along to. If you have an acoustic and are teaching yourself, this is the one to get for chords.

The instructor is easy to follow, unlike others where you end up trying to play catch-up. A note for beginners, when you are shown the chords, sit down and practice for 10-15 minutes before trying to play along. That's the way this is intended to work. And if you have a steel string acoustic guitar, you will need to practice a couple of weeks (two to four) before your fingers can handle the pain of learning acoustic."
Really good beginner's DVD
C. Doan | 06/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been trying to learn on and off for a few months now and I would say this was a great place to begin looking. This DVD was very helpful and it goes along with a booklet you receive which makes tremendously easy to follow. You learn a lot of basic aspects of guitar playing (rhythm, strumming, finger picking etc.) You can certainly play a few songs by the end of this DVD.

You should try it at your own pace and refer back to the DVD for guidance. I'd recommend it!"
Easy to understand!
Diana L. Mackenzie | Bend, Oregon USA | 05/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are lots of self-teaching DVD's out there, but this one is really great and easy to follow along."
Excellent for beginners and self taught players (like myself
Robert A. Bridges | Durham, NC | 01/18/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first watched this DVD after renting it from the library, and I absolutely loved it. The lessons are easy to understand and presented in a way that keeps your interested. I'm more of a visual guy and I learn better from people than books. I've had countless beginner books on how to play guitar, but I never stuck with them since they couldn't keep my interest and felt too "slow" for my learning style. While this DVD is not a magic pill fast track that will make you better overnight, it will keep your interest and make you feel like you're actually making progress with your playing.

I've been playing guitar for a couple of years, but I've been self taught; I didn't know much more than basic chords. Even though I watched the DVD with at least some experience, I still found it very helpful. I also like that it's not entirely restricted to just acoustic guitar: I played an electric guitar at the time and still found it helpful. And now I have an acoustic, which makes it sound even better.

So if you're a beginner and want to learn how to play, or someone who's strummed Green Day's "Time of Your Life" thousands of times over but never went farther beyond, I highly recommend this DVD. I plan on buying the beginner's electric guitar DVD made by the same guy, since I loved his lessons here so much."