Steve Trovato is best known as a world class country guitarist, but is equally proficient in a wide range of popular guitar styles. He has written a number of bestselling guitar tuition books, and maintains a full time position in the Guitar Department at the University of Southern California. Welcome to the American Blues Guitar in 6 Weeks course. These lessons are designed to focus your practice towards realistic goals achievable in six weeks. Each week provides you with techniques, concepts and licks to help you play and understand blues soloing at a manageable easy to follow pace. Licks and techniques in the style of a featured artist are taught each week to help you towards playing in real musical situations and develop an ear for the differences between players. If you have been frustrated or intimidated by other educational material this course is for you. You will see the improvement as you work through each week taking small steps, occasionally looking back and being surprised by how far you have come. Practice can sometimes be difficult with 'the player' often being unsure which material to work on. With the American Blues Guitar in 6 Weeks guitar course the material is presented to you in easy to absorb sections which progress in a sensible logical order. Stick with this course and I guarantee you will improve. Week one includes: - Blues scale patterns - Blues phrasing - Playing the 'shuffle' feel - Double stops - Using trills - Hammer-on's and pull off's - Using triplets - Adding chromatic passing tones to the blues scale
Good enough that I'm going to try the other lessons
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You rated this film: 3
I would class myself as a beginner guitarist - I've been learning for about 9 months. I've always wanted to play blues guitar and although I've had regular guitar lessons I haven't tried any DVD-based lessons, so I thought I'd try this.
It started off pretty easy with the E minor pentatonic and blues scales, then moved onto a few licks. These however needed quite a bit more practice until I became proficient, but I found the lessons valuable - in fact I'm going to other the other discs in the series :)
Just one complaint about the lessons. Steve Trovato plays each scale or lick at either a slow pace or against a backing track (included on the DVD). However, there is no use of a metronome which would allow you to progress steadily up to full speed - for me, this would have been a major improvement. I also have to say that for me there wasn't a full week's worth of material here - perhaps the later discs will prove more challenging.
For now, I'll give week 1 of this series 3/5 stars.