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 two includes: - Blues scale patterns - Repetitious phrasing - Building licks using hammer on's and pull off's - Playing In the pocket' using triplets - Using pentatonic scale sequencing to create blues licks.
Pretty straightforward stuff
- American Blues Guitar in 6 Weeks: Week 2 - Johnny Winter review by RP
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You rated this film: 3
A few weeks ago I rented Week 1 of this course, so I've been waiting expectantly...
I'm a beginner (although I've had 'proper' lessons) and I've been playing for 9-10 months. I have to say that I found most of the material on this DVD pretty straightforward - but then perhaps that's because when I said I wanted to play blues guitar, my tutor gave me the E minor and A minor pentatonic scales to learn, so little of the basic material on either of the first two DVDs in the series is new. The licks (on this DVD, claimed to be in the style of Johnny Winter) need somewhat more practice but these too are fairly straightforward.
I certainly don't think there's enough 'meat' here for a whole week's worth of practice - but I'll persevere and order up the next one in the series. 3/5 stars.
[Aside: You should be aware that there's a lot of 'filler' material on this DVD in the form of ads for and extracts from other 'Lick Library' DVD products. I have sampled the 'Learn To Play Peter Green' 2-disc DVD set and it's pretty good - but I'd prefer it if each DVD wasn't stuffed full of so many product trailers. But hey, it's a commercial world out there...]