mikewaz88 | texas | 02/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was a Bass Player years ago and just recently, my son decided to pick up playing guitar...well, long story short - I played his guitar as much as he did. I wanted to get him - and I - something to learn from and found the Rock House website
and what a blessing it was. I ordered this DVD (in addition to a few more) and have not been disappointed. The level of instruction is perfect for the lesson levels and in no time at all, my son and I have become better players.
I know Private Lessons are available in most areas, but I think about it this way. Spend a couple of dollars on these DVD's, gain enough knowledge/experience using these and THEN go to a Private Instructor down the road. Private lessons can cost 30.00 a half an hour and your first year alone can cost you upwards of 1400.00. Why not spend 100.00 ordering EVERY Rock Guitar/Heavy Metal/Hands of Steel DVD's, get all of that knowledge and then down the road - use a Private Instructor to teach more intricate stuff. It's about value for me.
Speaking as a parent as well, you never know if your kids will stick with it, so I'd rather spend money on this up front, than spend the money for a private instructor to find out they lose interest in playing. Plus, with these DVD's, my son is hooked and looks forward to practicing every day. He hasn't stopped or lost interest in a little over 3 months.
THe WebSite supports the products in addition to supporting the player themselves. Supporting documents/tracks/tabs/forums will help every student of RockHouse develop into a formidable player. This is what surprised me the most. After buying the products, I continue to learn from John McCarthy and from other instructors/students through the WebSite. John also offers members chat options, where we can ask him questions directly via Chats. Just amazing. I feel like he cares about his students, regardless of them being 1600 miles away and lives to continue to support them.
I am also NOT a paid employee of RockHouse, I am just a very satisfied customer. Pick up this and his other DVD's and you will be to. Rock On!!!
Great way to learn lead guitar
The Max Daddy | Connecticut | 03/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've been teaching myself to play guitar for about a year now and I've read many books on plays chords and lead. This video was great because it visually demonstrates techniques in ways that a book can never cover. After spend 2 months or so going through this DVD I'm now able to play some complex strumming patterns, a bunch of scales, perform bends, hammer-ons, pull offs. The books I've read did a good job of explaining the basics, but working with this DVD 3-4 times a week really helped convert the infromation from the books into actually playing skills.
Best Instructional DVD around
sarge1875 | Iowa | 04/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been playing on and off for about 25 years. You know, start playing get bored put it away for awhile then pick it the guitar back up. Start all over and never feel like you get anywhere. This is the first learning DVD that has not only kept my interest but helped me expand my playing ability past what the DVD teaches. The lessons are well explained, taught and demonstrated by watching, listening and then hands on playing/practicing. It's the closest thing to an instructor and could be better than an average instructor. As a bonus you get access to one the best web site for free extra help. If you tried of learning Ode to Joy then try this. I don't think you'll be disappointed."
GREAT FOR BEGINNERS!
sarge1875 | 09/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this product because I was a new guitar player and I had heard great things about this DVD. Even if you had never held a guitar in your life, this DVD will have you playing a whole song in no time! It is really easy to follow and is really good at telling you what to do to get you to be the best guitar player you can be. It really works! IT's AWESOME! I would recommend it to ANY beginning guitar player.
(Note- I AM older than 13 years old, but I had bought this product somewhere else and couldn't write a review with my account)"