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Fender Presents: Getting Started on Acoustic Guitar -- A Guide for Beginners


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Product Details

  • Actors: Keith Wyatt
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Hal Leonard Corp
  • DVD Release Date: March 1, 2002
  • Run Time: 225 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000639G8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,233 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

By far the most comprehensive DVD ever offered for the beginner guitarist---well over 3 hours long! Over 50 Interactive Lessons!

Step-by-step lessons incorporating clear, easy-to-follow 3-D graphics and unique play-along tracks teach the viewer the essential chords, scales, and techniques used by acoustic guitar players in every popular style, including rock, blues and country. This DVD is separated into two major sections:

1)The First Step: tuning up · string names · essential chords and scales used by all players · music reference section (notes, rhythms, chords and scales) · practice tips · fretting-hand technique · picking-hand technique · backing tracks for play-along · animated 3-D fretboard graphics.

2)Play Acoustic!: rhythm technique (bare finger/thumb, bass/chord, fingerstyle, etc.) · soloing technique (chord embellishment, open-string chords, using a capo) · electrified acoustic · rock, blues and country styles · rhythm and solo technique in each style · backing tracks in each style for play-along · tips on caring for your instrument from the Fender Custom Shop.

Special DVD Features include: Bonus footage, including a Fender Factory Tour! Also: Web links, including a web site specifically designed for beginning guitarists · Multi-language feature so you can hear the DVD in English, Spanish, German, French, or Japanese.

Customer Reviews

They all play piano, and want to be able to keep up with me on the guitar.
Classic Movie Mom
Lack of theory (Most guitarists I know wouldn't care about this one but I do, he tends to say "just play whatever sounds good" more than I'd like), 3.
Dan Farmer
We are raw beginner's and I highly recommend this instructional video to anyone who wants to learn in a very easy to understand and orderly manner.
Rita Moore

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

320 of 322 people found the following review helpful By James LeMay on August 4, 2004
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This DVD has clear instruction, starts with the basics, gets a beginner launched correctly. No other DVD I've seen has looped backing tracks. The professional drums and bass (not midi imitations) allow you to play with a "band," and they loop, so you can work on a chord progression or solo technique over and over until you get it. I have tried the other DVDs - I unfortunately own them - and I can tell you that this one (and it's electric counterpart) are the most professional, effective, well-presented beginning guitar lessons available on DVD.
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179 of 183 people found the following review helpful By Classic Movie Mom on March 28, 2005
I am a guitar lover, and I play a little bit for fun. Before I bought this DVD, I knew about 25 chords, and I played rhythm guitar by ear. Not only was I looking for something to help me hone my skills, but I needed a beginning instructional DVD for my children. I play an Ibanez PF Acoustic-Electric, and my kids share a 3/4 Fender Acoustic. My 3 oldest children, were 14, 12, and 9 when they started using this DVD. They all play piano, and want to be able to keep up with me on the guitar.

This DVD got them off to a very good start. Keith Wyatt is an excellent teacher. His style is well-paced and clear. He covers a lot of little details without talking too much or overwhelming the student. He makes it look very easy, which can be frustrating, but anyone can apply his techniques with practice. He actually demonstrates most of the lessons on electric guitar, but it's all good. The first menu has a lesson on tuning, and gives the pitches for you to match.

He teaches basic chords and chord patterns in the easier keys. He also covers scales, strumming and rhythms, along with the simple use of power chords. There are practice tracks to play along with, and with the random access of DVD you can skip around to any lessons you like. There are also lessons in picking, fretting, and soloing. And he reviews all of these things in 3 genres - rock, blues, and country.

I have learned a lot new things from this DVD, and my children have a solid foundation of guitar basics and even a little music theory. I've gone about as far as this DVD can take me, and I'll be ready for something new before long. but my kids have only scratched the surface.
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136 of 138 people found the following review helpful By Larry Kuttner on November 15, 2003
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This DVD, as well as the electric guitar version, are among the most well-produced and pleasant to watch videos on the subject (A lot of the other instructional videos I have seen are poorly produced and photographed). There is over three hours of material, much more than most videos. Keith Wyatt is an excellent instructor and communicator and I enjoy his presentations. While I agree with a previous reviewer that this video is no substitute for guitar method instruction, it is an excellent tool for getting new players started playing songs, and is much more fun than using typical guitar method books which include a lot of playing scales and the other not very enjoyable exercises. This DVD is well worth the price!
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Rita Moore on December 19, 2005
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My 10 year old grandson and I (54 years young), are learning to play guitar through this wonderful instructional video.

It's clear, concise and any age group will benefit from Keith Wyatt's terrific presentation. We are raw beginner's and I highly recommend this instructional video to anyone who wants to learn in a very easy to understand and orderly manner. You won't regret this purchase. Thank You, Keith!
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Steven Osburn on May 27, 2006
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I now own three of Wyatt's dvds.

acoustic, electric and blues

In my opinion they are the best dvd lessons for guitar.

I certainly haven't seen them all, but these are all I

have ever wanted in nonpersonal lessons.

He explains it, he plays it and the camera shows it.

I never have to tell him to "shut up, that's all I need for now".

I don't have to pay for him to show it again.

The only complaint I have is that the bass/drum loopable practice tracks are

exactly the same on the acoustic dvd and the electric dvd and they are

exactly the same within the two dvds: key of A; key of G; key of E.

Now, each style on each dvd has its own short practice track and that is good.

I just think that we were shorted by not having longer practice tracks

in different styles, especially on the different dvds.

One month after I recieved the first two dvds I was playing better that I had

been for thirty years.

When I recieved the acoustic dvd, I thought I might have wasted my money but

I learned much that I had wanted to know. Like traveling bass.

If you have ever experienced someone talking for thity minutes and teaching

for fifteen and charging you for an hour, this is worth it.

For beginners and intermediates.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Absense of Form on June 5, 2005
This DVD is great! I play electric guitar and I use this DVD, it doesn't make much of a differnece really, its still a guitar. Anyways, this DVD covers a lot of stuff and the practice tracks really make it so much more fun to work on what you're learning, especially during the bar chord lessons when it gets so painful to just play the chord and hold it, but with the music it just makes it worth it.

However, one down side of this DVD is the lack of theory, Keith Wyatt tends to just say stuff like "This is C7" or "that's the minor pentatonic scale".... and I'm left with an empty space going "wait, what's with the names? they sound differennt I know but whats the difference between major, minor, 7th, etc.?!" I guess I'll have to look elsewhere for music theory :\....would have been great if it was included. However, I still think this is a really good DVD for beginners, I'm a beginner, i started off with the "LEarning Guitar for Dummies DVD" and moved on to this and I must say I prefer this, its more progressive in its teaching..
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