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Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style (DVD)  

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In the Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style DVD, ace session guitarist Mat Gurman teaches budding bluesmasters 50 terrific phrases. Gurman demonstrates licks for dominant and minor blues progressi... Click To Read More About This Product

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In the Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style DVD, ace session guitarist Mat Gurman teaches budding bluesmasters 50 terrific phrases. Gurman demonstrates licks for dominant and minor blues progressions, turnarounds, intro licks, ending licks, stop time licks and many more. He also shows players the classic techniques used in blues guitar such as bends, pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides, slurs, vibrato, muted string raking and more! Each guitar lick is played in context, then demonstrated slowly with full explanations of every playing technique used. Includes an instructional booklet. 59 minutes.

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Hal Leonard50 Licks Blues Style (DVD)
 
4.8

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4.0

Not great but I don't regret buying. Learned several things.

By Midnight Jammer

from Dallas / Fort Worth

Verified Buyer

Comments about Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style (DVD):

There are better out there but you learn something from everyone - good or bad.

 
4.0

Good licks

By Ying

from undisclosed

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Comments about Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style (DVD):

Easy to follow to pay.

 
4.0

Nice Introduction

By Dharma

from Virginia

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Pros

  • Improves Musicianship

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Improving Skills
    • Learning To Play

    Comments about Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style (DVD):

    This is a nice introduction to electric guitar blues, with ideas that an intermediate guitarist can build on, and add to, along the way.

     
    5.0

    Hal Leanard blues guitar licks

    By caconservative

    from Los Banos, CA.

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Challenging
    • Easy To Follow
    • Improves Musicianship
    • Improves Technique

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      Best Uses

      • Improving Skills
      • Learning To Play
      • Specific Techniques

      Comments about Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style (DVD):

      I'm very pleased with this DVD. I wanted a DVD that is specific to learning blues guitar licks and this DVD does just that.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Nice!

      By Bluwind

      from N California

      Comments about Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style (DVD):

      As a former touring musician and music instructor, I think I know the value of a good music lesson. I own the VHS and am going to upgrade to DVD. It is not just for beginners--everyone can learn something here. If you play: Rock, Blues, Jazz, or Country, there is something here worth the price of admission. Some nice basic licks that are always fun to cop, even if you know them already--they're good review. Also there are some outstanding advanced licks and runs that are fun to watch at the least. When one learns a new lick--after a few weeks it usually changes--phrasing or a note here and there; it becomes your own. That is one of the great things about something like this--I highly recommend this for all players--it spans the genres and will expand your vocabulary.

       
      5.0

      Hal Leonard's 50 Licks Blues Stylye DVD

      By Tony L. Blackmon

      from Dayton, Ohio

      Comments about Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style (DVD):

      This DVD is well worth your time. It's very versatile and enjoyable. If you're looking to pick up on some blues licks I would recommened Hal Leonards 50 Licks Blues Style DVD.

       
      5.0

      Best bet DVD learning

      By Paul

      from Anderson Indiana

      Comments about Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style (DVD):

      This DVD is awsome! it is a class room lesson/session. I am a rocker who is a blues fan,self taught. Never been able to learn without watching someone. With a little patience anyone with a background in playing moderately can learn from this. I recomend it to anybody who wishes to learn period!

      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Not a Begginer DVD, But some very cool licks

      By GuitarGuyVT

      from Vermont

      Comments about Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style (DVD):

      My Background:In order to level set you as to my comments here is a little about me. I have been playing pretty consistently for about 1.5 years. I still consider myself a novice guitar player. I know 1/2 dozen cords, a few songs, some typical beginner licks and have been practicing the A major and A minor pentatonic scales both in the first position. I am pretty good with those two scales. I have no problem reading most guitar tablature.What You Need To KnowThis is just my opinion. It is key that you can read guitar tablature. Also, it would be VERY helpful if you knew many (more than I do) of the pentatonic scales and several of the positions for each (there are 5 positions for each scale). Mat (the instructor) only shows you one scale and in a single position (A Major "Blues" scale). He does this very quickly at the start of the DVD. It would also be very helpful if you are proficient at bends, hammer ons, pull offs and slides. You will also do better if you have some skill in a few different strumming techniques, including muted tones. Clearly all of these are key elements of blues guitar (actually any guitar work) and he uses them in abundance. The Instruction and Licks:As I mentioned he does show one of the scales he calls the "A" blues scale. However he is all over the place on the fret board (uses far more than just this one scale) and if you don't have some degree of proficiency in playing scales you will not get much from this DVD. He also shows you quickly how to tune a guitar. However I'm guessing that anyone who would remotely be able to use this DVD would already know how to do that.The licks he shows are very cool and if you can learn some of them they can be strung together to really jam. They range widely in level of complexity. There are a few that could be played by a beginner who has little experience (although they are the exception). Any beginner trying to learn these licks would have to be highly motivated and determined. Mat does include the tablature for each of the licks which is very good. In most places on the DVD he shows both of his hands so you can see the fret work as well and the picking. He does slow his playing down and for the most part you can figure out what he is doing. However he is so versed in what he is doing that he does sometimes make assumptions that you understand what he just did or what he is telling you. This is where it will be difficult for beginners. Bottom Line:Pretty cool DVD. With my current skill level I will be able to make some use out of it but by in large it is a little beyond me still. That said I am still very happy I bought it because I am sick of just practicing scales up and down, up and down, without doing anything cool. You can not even get 30 minutes of live guitar lessons for $10 - $15. The DVD is done well enough such that if you have some ability to play and want to check out some cool licks it is well worth the money.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Blues DVD

      By OblivionBand

      from Anaheim, CA

      Comments about Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style (DVD):

      This is a very informative DVD if you are interested in learning some catchy blues licks and riffs. Matt makes it easy enough to learn with his instructions. The booklet that comes along with the DVD does contain some errors if you look closely enough. Other than that, this is a good buy for money.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Blues on the Cheap!

      By Johnny Guild

      from Dothan, AL

      Comments about Hal Leonard 50 Licks Blues Style (DVD):

      It would be hard to find this much basic "lick" instruction from anyone and get it for this price. Play it over and over. Well set up to let you work each lick. Not necessarily for beginners but even a newbie could get inspired for cheap.

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