1. The Rules have been updated regarding posting as a business on TGP. Thread with details here: Thread Here
    Dismiss Notice

New Robben Ford dvd! Anyone seen it yet?

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by guitarznamps, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. guitarznamps

    guitarznamps Member

    Messages:
    60
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Location:
    New England
    Hey all, I heard there is a new dvd of Robben Ford hosting a clinic on lead guitar. A part II of the one released a little while back on Blues Rythm playing. Has anyone seen this yet? What do you think?
     
  2. Clifford-D

    Clifford-D Member

    Messages:
    17,077
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Location:
    Close to the burn zone
  3. les

    les Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,143
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    That is a clip from "The Art of Blues Rhythm". The new one that the OP is referring to isn't listed on Robben's web site yet, so I wondered whether there is a new out yet...
     
  4. Mita

    Mita Member

    Messages:
    99
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Location:
    Germany
  5. Uma Floresta

    Uma Floresta Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,448
    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Location:
    Interstellar Wossname
  6. les

    les Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,143
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
  7. squeally dan

    squeally dan Member

    Messages:
    4,071
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
    I love Robben, but that is funny.
     
  8. Clifford-D

    Clifford-D Member

    Messages:
    17,077
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Location:
    Close to the burn zone
    based on recent posts, that is funny
     
  9. derekd

    derekd Supporting Member

    Messages:
    34,689
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Location:
    In a van down by the river
    Funny. However, I dunno if I agree with it. When he rips off whole tone or diminished scale based licks, that is kinda like nails down a chalk board for blues purists. Anything but polite, at least for them.
     
  10. Uma Floresta

    Uma Floresta Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,448
    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Location:
    Interstellar Wossname
    I'm not a blues purist, but his stuff seems pretty polite to me. The opposite of raw.

    This one, however, is anything but polite:

    :Spank

    [​IMG]

    *runs and hides*
     
  11. jimfog

    jimfog Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,490
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    Location:
    Philly, Pa
    So why post it? Seems pretty troll-like and childish to me.
     
  12. Uma Floresta

    Uma Floresta Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,448
    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Location:
    Interstellar Wossname
    Childish certainly. He reminds me physically of Darryl from Kids in the Hall. Add that to the style of guitar he's holding, and it's ripe for a Steve Albini snorkeldick reference.

    *flees the collective wrath of TGP*
     
  13. mykljpao

    mykljpao Member

    Messages:
    537
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2003
    Location:
    S.Easton, MA
    Obviously we all hear things differently. I have those dvd's (so, naturally, I fall into the pro-Robben camp) and I'd characterize them as "playing the blues as INTELLIGENTLY as possible". I like listening to and attempting to play all blues idioms from old timey fingerstyle acoutic to fusiony contemporary stuff; its all good imho. I get very weary of the various blues nazi factions; "if it isn't _______, it isn't blues". I happen to prefer the sophistication of rhythm and note choice that players like Ford bring to the table but don't have to diss other styles to validate that.
     
  14. Uma Floresta

    Uma Floresta Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,448
    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Location:
    Interstellar Wossname
    I'm not a blues Nazi - I rarely listen to the blues at all anymore, I'm kind of bored with it. I used to listen a lot more, mostly to stuff like John Lee Hooker, BB King, and the old acoustic delta blues guys.

    Ford's stuff does strike me as, how can I say this, neutered. Like the muzak version of blues. Obviously different strokes for different folks. The only bands I've heard that are doing interesting, fresh things with the blues are groups like the Black Keys. I can listen to them. But blues, as a genre has become so stale.
     
  15. jazzandmetal?

    jazzandmetal? Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,664
    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    I can agree with what your saying. I don't really like to sit and listen to Robben, but I do enjoy his DVDs and learning about some of the lines and Jazzy stuff he puts into the blues. If someone could point me to the combination of SRV/Ford, I would be into that.

    To the OP, I can't wait for the Lead Guitar clinic DVD as the Rhythm one is fantastic.
     
  16. Uma Floresta

    Uma Floresta Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,448
    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Location:
    Interstellar Wossname
    Yeah, Ford is definitely talented, I'd never deny that. He's just so tame.
     
  17. CHyde

    CHyde Member

    Messages:
    453
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
  18. guitarznamps

    guitarznamps Member

    Messages:
    60
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Location:
    New England
    I guess the DVD is available! Thank you all for the info and the entertainment!!
     

Share This Page