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Review your favorite Educational Videos/DVDs

Yossi

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If you have a favorite teaching DVD or video, please post your comments and give it a review. This would be very helpful for those who learn via this method.
 

jzucker

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I started a very similar thread about 6 months ago and we came up with a great list. I tried searching for it and couldn't find it. Maybe it wasn't archived which would be a shame. Maybe the moderators could find it?
 

Tom Gross

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Emily Remler's Advanced Jazz & Latin is one of my favorites. She's got a great approach, and just watching her play is magical.
 

BFC

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The percussionist from my old band toured with Emily Remler at one point in his career. He had lots of great stories about her. Those stories actually got me interested in watching her instructional videos. Truly unique and talented individual.
 
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sirN

Has anybody checked out the Steve Morse dvd? I wonder if it's as good as it looks.

A couple that I like are Frank Gambale's Chopbuilder and Modes-No more mystery. Frank seems to be a good teacher. Some that I would stay away from are- Yngwie Malmsteen (Nothing to learn in my opinion) & Al McKay (just some funk licks, not worth the price).

Another good one was REH's Guitar Shop which is full of info regarding maintianing your guitar as well as setting it up.

If I pay $ 49, I don't want just some lame licks, I want them to teach me something.
 

BFC

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Originally posted by sirN
If I pay $ 49, I don't want just some lame licks, I want them to teach me something.
I probably should have mentioned that the reason the Jimmy Bruno video is my favorite is because out of the dozens of videos I have, his is the most informative, educational, organized, and he is without a doubt the best actual teacher I have seen in this format. I wanted to be able to take personal lessons from Jimmy Bruno so bad after watching it. Probably not gonna happen though unless I could somehow manage to fly out his way and talk him into a one time long lesson session.
 

jordanL

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I've seen a lot of videos (hot licks used to sell them real cheap at the LI guitar show)

Some of My favorites:

Jimmy Bruno
Emily Remler
Brian Setzer
Warren Haynes(ist video, 2nd was lame)
Lee Roy Parnell
Most of Arlens videos were good.
Greg Martin

Unfortunatley I don't think Hotlicks exists anymore.

Other companies
Jorma Kaukonen
Jim Weider
 

Lucidology

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Originally Posted by sirN
A couple that I like are Frank Gambale's Chopbuilder and Modes-No more mystery...
Some that I would stay away from are- Yngwie Malmsteen (Nothing to learn in my opinion)
& Al McKay (just some funk licks, not worth the price).
("Just some funk licks, not worth the price."):crazyguy

Just can't believe someone would say something to you as lame as that about the Al McKay video...
what Al has to teach is simply priceless ...

Those almost qualify as 'fighting words' to this funky pacifist :BOUNCE

Got to calm down.. just calm down
whoa Nelly ...
 

Super Locrian

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There's a DVD that combines two instructional videos with Steve Morse ("The Essential Steve Morse" + "The Complete Styles of Steve Morse"). The DVD is called "The Definitive Steve Morse" and is quite good. For intermediate players.

John McLaughlin's "This is the Way I do it" deals mainly with scales (in an improvisation context). I would have liked to see a chapter or two of it devoted to chords. A bit pricey, but good. For intermediate to advanced players.

Prasanna's "Ragamorphism" DVD is a must if you're interested in ethnic/world music and would like to incorporate a little of that Eastern flavour in your player. Prasanna masters the Western improvisation styles equally good as the Carnatic idiom, and fuses the two in an impressive manner.
 
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Prasanna's "Ragamorphism" DVD is a must if you're interested in ethnic/world music and would like to incorporate a little of that Eastern flavour in your player. Prasanna masters the Western improvisation styles equally good as the Carnatic idiom, and fuses the two in an impressive manner.
Wow, this looks interesting!
 

jawjatek

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You can rent most of the hotlicks series, as well as a bunch of others, from Netflix. I use DVDshrink to rip the ones I need for longer than a few days. Currently working thru Warren's first. I just finished Arlen's "Playing in a 3-piece Band" and learned some new tricks off that one. I've become quite interested in theory and started learning to read music after being confused by an advanced video or two. Wish they had these videos back in the 70's when I was a kid learning to play - you young guys have it made! ;)
 
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I really like the first Eric Johnson/hot licks video, and the John Petrucci Rock Discipline dvd. Both are very educational.
 

dorfmeister

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Prasanna's "Ragamorphism" DVD is a must if you're interested in ethnic/world music and would like to incorporate a little of that Eastern flavour in your player. Prasanna masters the Western improvisation styles equally good as the Carnatic idiom, and fuses the two in an impressive manner.
I've been curious about this one. Does it include tab or just standard notation?
 

Super Locrian

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I've been curious about this one. Does it include tab or just standard notation?
Standard notation only, but you could pick most of it by ear from the video. If you're interested, PM me with your e-mail address, and I'll see if I can find the time to create some PowerTabs of the scales and examples for you.
 

rich2k4

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i like marty friedman's melodic control

and all of the paul gilbert instruction videos are good.

the robben ford ones are good as well.

george benson one is good.
 




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