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Fender Presents: Getting Started on Acoustic Guitar -- A Guide for Beginners
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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.
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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. As their hands grow and their coordination improves, they are getting great instruction and exploring avenues that were unavailable to me as a young guitarist.
I recommend "Getting Started..." to anyone looking to hone their guitar skills and fill in the gaps. I feel like I can play on a whole different level since I started using this DVD and practicing the techniques taught by Keith. Beginners won't need a level two DVD for at least a year if they really take this one seriously. It's a good investment, and while it won't turn you into John Mayer or B.B. King, it will really get you started!
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!
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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