Should be entitled, "History of Guitar Soloing"
Paul Hunt | Boston, MA | 02/11/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I just finished reviewing this entire video. Here is my assessment: (1) It's not a "method" or "instructional" DVD for guitar soloing, it more just explains different soloing styles (e.g., Delta Blues, Charlie Christian jazz, etc.) along with their history and the players who popularized the style (e.g., EVH, SRV, Eric Clapton, etc.); (2) the video is entertaining as Wolf Marshall is very articulate and is a fantastic guitar player; (3) in order to learn many of the styles presented here, you need to be at least a mid-level intermediate player (e.g., you'll need to know your major, minor, pentatonic scales and modes, along with arpeggios for major, minor, major 7th, 7th, minor 7th and chord construction (ie, 1,3,5 for major chords) in every position off the top of your head; (4) there was no tablature included with the video, although Wolf does play the examples at tempo, then a slowed down version (but again, in order to cop these styles you'll need to be able to play your instrument.
Overall, it was a fun video to watch and great from a historical perspective, but it is NOT an instruction video on how to solo in my opinion. Also it's definitely not a "COMPLETE GUIDE" either as the title suggests."
Deceptive title and worthless
Geoffrey Boehm | 03/13/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Yet again, I foolishly bought something on impulse without first reading a review. This product is essentially worthless - about all it does is illustrate snippets of the styles of various guitar players. There is no accompanying written material to show you the notes being played - it's basically Wolf allowing you to watch him play various riffs, sometimes at slowish speed - but usually not. The explanations he gives are also useless. For example, he says "the major scale is a 7 note scale", but doesn't tell you WHICH notes. Of course I know which notes they are - but there's the rub - the only things you will understand on this video are the things you already know.
This was very disappointing, since I have used his "101 must know blues licks", which is a book with tablature and explanations and an accompanying CD that is extremely useful and well done. Ditto his book of transcriptions of Wes Montgomery songs (with CD).
In my limited experience, music instructional videos appear to be a way for somebody to make money doing nothing - they just sit there and play for a couple of hours while spouting random unorganized information - instead of doing the real work of writing things down."