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 three includes: - Learn a blues scale pattern - Learn a pattern for the major pentatonic scale - Using double stops - Shifting positions for longer licks - Learn to combine scales to create great blues licks
Hopefully it's all coming together - the only question is when...
- American Blues Guitar in 6 Weeks: Week 3 - Albert Collins review by RP
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After renting the first two DVDs in this six DVD course and finding them insufficiently 'meaty' even for a (hopefully improving) beginner, I was waiting for this to provide me with something a little more challenging...
Well, it isn't very challenging. The series ploughs steadily on, in this lesson via the C major and C minor pentatonic and blues scales - not very complex. As I commented previously, if
you've had 'proper' lessons then little of the basic material on any of these first three DVDs in the series will be new. And again, the licks (on this DVD, claimed to be in the style of Albert Collins) need somewhat more practice but these too are fairly straightforward. But hopefully it's all coming together - the only question is when...
There definitely isn't 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: If you want to see a sample of what the series is like, search YouTube for "American Blues Guitar Lessons In Six Weeks" - you should find a trailer / promo for the series. Steve Trovato is a slow and patient teacher - perhaps his written material is more challenging, or rather something that I can work at without having to stop at the end of a single DVD, hungering to go on. Certainly it should help as there is no printed tab to accompany the lessons in the '...6 Weeks' series. He's written a couple of books for the beginning blues guitarist ('Beginning Blues: Rhythm Guitar' and '...Lead Guitar') and I've bought those - just waiting for them to be delivered.]