favorite instructional video's and DVD's.

TimH

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I am really making an effort in the next 12 months to become a better player. To increase both my rhythm and lead chops, my knowledge of scales, my feel and my physical abilities. I'd like to have some experienced players tell me what books/video's have helped them grow as a player. Let's see if we can make a list for future references.

Thanks!
 

sws1

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My favorite is the first Paul Gilbert video. Not because you learn anything, but watching him play, particularly the 3 min opening segment, is hysterical. At least for me. It is so over the top impossible that I can't help but smile.
 

jordanL

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What do you already know and what do you want to learn? lots of great resources, but it helps to know your ultimate goals. Have you considered lessons of some sort? I have plenty of books and videos, but interacting with a teacher can help a great deal.
 

TimH

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yeah I'm in the process of getting a teacher. I made the call yesterday in fact. Right now I just want to improve my chops, learn about differnt chord voicings and scales so things can sound interesting. Genre wise I want to learn stick primarily to rock and country. I'm mostly a blues rock guy now.
 

Tomo

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Originally posted by Yossi
Do you have a link to a website that sells the DVD?

Yossi
Yes, you can buy from HL or from me (with free lesson
matetial)

Thank you!


Tomo
 

Yossi

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Originally posted by Tomo
Yes, you can buy from HL or from me (with free lesson
matetial)

Thank you!


Tomo
Hi Tomo,
I did a search on HL and wound up buying your DVD online from Sheet Music.com

Now what about the Free lesson material?
Did I miss my chance for that?

Yossi
 

Tomo

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Originally posted by Yossi
Hi Tomo,
I did a search on HL and wound up buying your DVD online from Sheet Music.com

Now what about the Free lesson material?
Did I miss my chance for that?

Yossi

Thank you so much for ordering my dvd.

Well, when people buy any cds, dvds from me.
I send by priority mail. So I could put more lesson
material for free. That my appreciation for people.

Please e-mail me if you are interested in.
I wish I can send you free material... but it
will cost me $4.00 postage. If I agree to do that,
... HL sold more than 500 copies last month..
I have to be careful to say...


Tomo
 

John Hurtt

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There are some great instructional videos out there. I've been pimpin' Tomo's "Accelerate Your Guitar Playing" recently, it's just a fantastic way to tighten up your chops or build good habits when you play. I never have enough time for this one.

I also like the old Eric Johnson Instructional videos, loads of great things on them. Also, my sleeper pick is the David Grissom Hot Lick duo, I don't know why this doesn't get brought up more.
 

graydane

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Tomo's "Accelerate Your Guitar Playing" Got to agree with this one as well. Just picked it up from a recent clinic Tomo was doing. He did amazing stuff live so I bought the DVD. Really good and I'm only into a little so far.

Can't go wrong with this one.
 

Tomo

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Originally posted by graydane
Tomo's "Accelerate Your Guitar Playing" Got to agree with this one as well. Just picked it up from a recent clinic Tomo was doing. He did amazing stuff live so I bought the DVD. Really good and I'm only into a little so far.

Can't go wrong with this one.

Dane,

Thank you so much! My Accelerate DVD1.. my passion.
I am very happy to hear that you liked it.

Take your time.... you don't have to those in order.
Pick any part of exs.. and add your pace and do it
really slow.

If you could .. record yourself to see how your left
hand, right hand's timing, muting technique, tone
clear? neat sound?

It's not about how much play, HOW you make this
instrument sing or groove.

Have a fun playing with your guitar.


PS, Did anybody see the review on my Accelerate
dvd ... "Guitar One" ???


Tomo
 

Tomo

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Originally posted by RedLizard
Tomo, email sent to your regarding getting a copy of your 'Accelerate' DVD.

Hello!

I set you my email to you!
A few copies left.

Thank you!

PS, Someone told me... June/July issue "Guitar One"
page 27?

Thank you so much for your support!
My dvd were sold more than 500 units last month.
That's really good as instructional dvd.


Tomo
 

boogieongtr

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Years ago I had 2 books that probably helped my playing the most. Styles for the Studio vol I & II by Leon White. This will lay out all of the scales, modes, intervals & much more. For chord work get your self the Real Fake Book and start a study in chord work & construction. Get yourself a good chord book and learn at least 5-6 voicings for each chord. If you have a JR collage near you I would encourage you to take some music theory. I you plan on a future in music you will need to read & speak the language of music. I also own about 50 VCR/DVD. My thought is that if you can gain at least 5 things from each you can soon have a fairly elaborate vocabulary. Also get yourself a private instructor.
 

DonW

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I just ordered the DVD. I appreciate the reviews, I need this material to give me a boost and a challenge. I will report back once I've started.
 

jzucker

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Also, check out my book "Sheets of Sound for Guitar". (http://www.sheetsofsound.net)

It's very different than other methods in that it helps you expand your horizons by approaching the fingerboard, left and right hands in different ways than you might be accustomed to.

Jaz
 

KRosser

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Originally posted by TimH
I am really making an effort in the next 12 months to become a better player. To increase both my rhythm and lead chops, my knowledge of scales, my feel and my physical abilities. I'd like to have some experienced players tell me what books/video's have helped them grow as a player. Let's see if we can make a list for future references.

Thanks!
+1 for Jack's Sheets Of Sound mentioned above. I think it's superbly organized, very thorough and very easy to approach.

I'm a huge believer in Mick Goodrick's The Advancing Guitarist and Ted Greene's Chord Chemistry. Neither book will give you a ton of licks (or, any for that matter) but what they do is open doors of investigation that keep revealing themselves. Almost like the more you learn, the more you can go back and get out of them. They're both inexpensive and easily available.

Since I don't know your life/playing at all, forgive me if this is redundant or doesn't apply, but I'd feel remiss for not saying it: hook up with some live humans and play. The best educational experience out there.
 




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