(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this dvd when I purchased my guitar, and it really helped me out, by teaching me the simplist thing such as stringing a guitar, reading tabs etc. Then, later on after I was more experienced I went back and learned some of the soloing and improvisational techniques. Very good start."
Best DVD so far (switched to next to the Fender one)
Bike lover | Boston, MA | 01/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I wanted to play with my new electric guitar (I had long been playing the classic guitar-yes, the one with nylon strings), I tried about 5 DVD/Videos (borrowed them from the Library or Netflix). Because I did not need their lessons, I could quickly browse them (Good Lord. My Laptop's DVD Rom has 2x play function). All of them showed almost same thing, how to tune, how to play several cords, how to strum some rythmes and how to play a few songs. Whatever you buy, they are almost same. The difference was just who gave lessons and how they showed those lessons on the screen.
A lot of the instructors (they were usually renowned guitarists) did not do great job in front of the camera and their teaching stages looked boring, but this DVD presented very pleasantly. I think the two lessons had originally been produced for a TV program, and that made the difference. The lessons were given in a much more excting and interesting manner.
This one was best so far (I think only one I did not try is the one with Fender name on it). Do not buy more than one DVD (because they are all similar). Just try this. In case, you have got another, then just stick to it.
Moreover, keep in mind this kind of video lessons are for ultimate beginners.
April 2, 2007
I was surprised when I knew my library had purchased the DVD,
"Fender Presents: Getting Started on Electric Guitar" on my request. Any way, I got the DVD, reviewed and change this review.
Lessons in the Fender's DVD is given by the same guitarist, Keith Wyatt. Slightly more formal (therefore this ultimate beginner is more of fun), and contains a way more information. Therefore, I would like to endorse the Fender DVD instead of this. Just with a couple of more bucks, you could get tons of more lessons. In case, you have not buy one yet, then try the Fender's DVD."