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Fret12 Leslie West - The Sound and The Story (DVD)
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      Fret12 Leslie West - The Sound and The Story (DVD) (423400)
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Spend time with one of rock's biggest legends.

The all-access video Leslie West - The Sound and The Story couples guitar lessons and instruction with the inside story of a self-taught guitarist who pioneered heavy metal music. From techniques and influences to songwriting and performing, Leslie West gives a comprehensive look at his playing and the ways he developed one of the most recognized guitar tones of all time. With special guest appearances by Zakk Wylde, Joe Satriani, Mark Tremonti and Corky Laing, The Sound and The Story shows viewers why Leslie has influenced so many great guitarists.


Fret12 Leslie West - The Sound and The Story (DVD) Features:

  • Two and-a-half hours of footage
    Tablature book
    The story and breakdown of his biggest hits, including "Mississippi Queen"
    14 exercises covering: Favorite Fretboard Patterns, Getting a Tone, String Stretching, Playing the Blues, Major vs. Minor Contrast, Songwriting Arranging & Melody, Importance of the Riff, Chords and Tension Notes, Soloing, Improvisation and more
    Guest appearances by Zakk Wylde, Joe Satriani, Mark Tremonti, Corky Laing
    Live rig and guitar tour
    In-Depth manufacturing demonstration of the Leslie West Signature Dean Guitar
    Documentary-style inside look at Leslie's story as a guitarist and songwriter
    Includes live studio performances with vocals
    Introduction by Elliott Rubinson, CEO Dean Guitars
    Live concert footage




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  • Worth Every Penny

    As reviewed by Russ Jackson on 4/11/2010

    I've been a Leslie West fan since Mississippi Queen was a new release. His album "The Great Fatsby" solidified him as one of my top 3 influences as a guitar player. Since that time, his influence has only gotten bigger. This video brings it all to the forefront. And he does it in his own way. When he talks about a certain element of his style playing he goes deeper than "how to play it". He tells you "why" he does things a certain way. From his three finger technique to getting 12 different notes out of a single note to making his guitar sound like 3 guitars. And he names HIS influences as well. Interspersed throughout are interviews with Satch and Wilde (who gives a hysterical improvised performance as West's son). As far as DVD prices go it might seem a bit high to some, relatively speaking. But being a dyed in the wool West fan I even paid extra for next day shipping. It was totally worth it, and then some. I can't recommend this DVD enough. I've had it over a week and I've watched it at least 4 times. And if I wear it out I'll just buy another one. Yep, it's that good.

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  • Leslie West-The Sound & The Story

    As reviewed by Colin Buck on 4/11/2010

    This is a very interesting and entertaining DVD on how Leslie West approaches music and guitar playing. I was quite surprised at the ability Leslie West possesses in playing the electric guitar. I think anybody that plays a guitar, regardless of their musical preference, could probably learn something from viewing this DVD.I wish that I had paid more attention to Leslie West earlier on but this DVD speaks volumes....

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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