Beginning Rock Guitar the fun approach!
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(Jun 17, 2002)
Why not just start right in with the fun stuff? Because its too hard for a beginner? Not at all! Actually many of rocks most exciting, famous, and popular "guitar-parts" are easy enough for the complete (first-day) beginner! Paul Lidel knows whats fun and he knows what you need to learn to get you started off on the right foot. Hey, if it ain fun.....why do it? How to read TAB, tuning - how to use a tuner, and tune without a tuner, how to hold the pick, how to hold the guitar, left and right hand position, what the knobs & switches on an electric guitar do, Amp settings for clean and dirty sound & much more!
1. Iron Man Black Sabbath
2. Bad to the Bone George Thorogood
3. Enter Sandman Metallica
4. You Really Got Me Van Halen
5. Purple Haze Hendrix
6. Smoke on the Water Deep Purple
7. Day Tripper Beatles
8. Walk This Way Aerosmith
9. Plush Stone Temple Pilots
10. Crazy Train Ozzy Ozbourne
11. Kashmir Led Zeppelin
12. Bulls on Parade Rage Against The Machine
13. Them Bones Alice In Chains
14. Back in Black AC/DC
15. Satisfaction Rolling Stones
16. Wild Thing Jimi Hendrix
17. Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
18. Heart Shaped Box Nirvana
19. Cocaine Clapton
"Beginning Rock Guitar" is excellent, riffs are easy to learn, I was able to learn each one in 5 minutes." -- Blake Cartwright Austin, TxSee all Editorial Reviews
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I've never even held an electric guitar before but life's too short to not do what you always wanted to do and in my case it's play rock guitar so I decided to go for it. I bought a used standard black Fender Strat and then this DVD. I was amazed at how quickly I was playing actual, identifiable songs from some of my favorite rock groups. It was instant gratification.
I also liked how Paul Lidel was so clear and simple in his instructions. He has a very calm and patient demeanor about him. He also is obviously an awesome guitar player, if I could even get half as good as him I'd die happy. I wish he were my guitar teacher for private lessons!
If you've never played electric rock guitar before and can't afford private lessons, this is the best tool for you. Not only is it more encouraging to play actual cool songs instead of practice chords (not that that's not important) it's more fun too!
The lessons themself are nothing special, very serious and straightforward, but the results are nothing short of amazing. In the DVD you learn to play about 20 COOL guitar riffs.
The first time you crank out the intro to the Rolling Stone's "Satisfaction" in front of your friends and family, they will look around to see if you're actually playing it yourself. It's a great feeling, and a great confidence builder for beginners like me.
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