Acoustic Masterclass Series: Doug MacLeod -- 101 Blues Guitar EssentialsBy Doug MacLeod Item: 00-25761
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One of the last true bluesmen who learned from the old masters, Doug MacLeod is a man who has lived the music, survived the life, and now carries forward the tradition. A prolific recording artist, his songs have been covered by blues artists like Albert Collins and Albert King.
On this two-DVD set, Doug shares a wealth of blues guitar secrets. Doug does more than show viewers 101 blues licks; he shows guitarists how to build a song from bottom-end root notes to advanced 8-bar and 12-bar blues progressions.
Although lessons reach a high level of difficulty, Doug assures guitarists that anyone can play the blues. Coming from a man who was has performed with the greatest blues musicians in the world, you truly feel as though Doug has been handed the torch and is helping to pass it on to the next generation.
Features 6 hours of footage, including Solid Air's trademark multi-angle viewing feature. Viewers can choose between 3 separate camera angles anytime during the DVD - the traditional view of the artist, as well as close-up views of the artist's left and right hands. Also includes a bonus 45-page PDF of all music from the DVD in TAB and standard notation. Lessons include "Essential Techniques for Left & Right Hand," "One Chord Grooves," "Exploring the Neck for Greater Range," "Turnarounds," "Octaves," "12 Bar & 8 Bar Blues," and "Variations on Open G Tuning."
"Doug MacLeod is a perfect candidate not only to unlock the mysteries of the blues but to make the process fun, as he does on this double-disc DVD. He's an absolute natural - comfortable, entertaining, and, most of all, enthusiastic - spinning out words of wisdom with as much ease and authority as he picks a turnaround. "Don't be afraid to get lost on the guitar," he advises, "because if you get lost on the guitar, you'll get found. And what you find getting back from being lost is yours - your own identity" . . . 101 Blues Guitar Essentials offers a fresh, fun approach to the blues. Highly recommended."
-- Dan Forte, TAYLOR GUITAR WOOD & STEEL