This excellent feature, suitable for beginners or intermediate players, is hosted by Jamie Humphries, author of the acclaimed Giants Of Rock and Giants Of Metal guitar courses, and regular contributor to Guitar Techniques magazine.
Tracklisting: - Nirvana: Man Who Sold The World - The Beatles: Blackbird - The Beatles: Here Comes The Sun - Radiohead: Fake Plastic Trees - David Gray: Sail Away - Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here - Chili Peppers: Californication - Coldplay: God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
- Lick Library: Learn to Play Easy Acoustic Rock: Vol.2 review by RP
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You rated this film: 3
I'm a beginner (although I've had 'proper' lessons) and I've been playing for 10 months or so. Having sampled a couple of others in the 'Lick Library' range, I wasn't really sure what to expect of this DVD. Easy acoustic rock? How easy? What era?
Well, some of the tracks here are classics - The Beatles 'Here Comes The Sun' for example, but others now sound a little dated - the DVD does date from 2005. That's a minor issue of course - every player needs a bit of a 'back catalogue'. I do have gripe however, and it's a combination of the format (DVD) and the speed of the instructor. Jamie Humphries is clearly a very competent guitarist, but he goes a little too fast for a beginner and it is necessary to replay his instructions several times. Unfortunately 'rewinding' and replaying very short sections of the DVD is not very convenient - a written tab (which could be included on the DVD, printed then studied at leisure) would make things much easier than following an experienced player in real time. But perhaps that's just me...
I'll give it 3/5 - averagely good.
[Aside: This is Volume 2. At the time of writing (December 2012) Cinema Paradiso don't seem to have Volume 1, although I have requested it via my 'Saved' titles]