Jimmy Bruno: No Nonsense Jazz Guitar
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Jimmy Bruno has played guitar with some of the all time greats, including Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and Elvis Presley. He makes even the most daunting techniques accessible to anyone who wants to learn. Jimmy covers II/V/I progressions, changing chord colors, training hands and ears to work together, natural picking techniques, adding bass lines to chords and much more. No nonsense-just great jazz guitar! Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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There are several things that I like about his approach on this video.
1. His recommendations at the end on how to practice and what he'd have you do if you were a student are great. If you work them, you'll get benefit. Of course, you need to consider your goals and how much time you can invest, but the ideas are sound.
2. His lessons on shaping chords and comping are great! Again, if you work the method, you'll see connections on the fretboard and feel comfortable enough to toss away that book of chords that's been gathering dust on your shelf and has kept you locked into the old way of doing things.
3. Following his method will help you learn the fretboard. That's the biggest thing that it helped me do. I knew a lot of theory before, but he helped me unlock the thinking that had me feeling a bit wrapped up, constrained and my playing a bit stale and unimaginative.
4. Regardless of whether you get one DVD or both, even though much of what he plays is transcribed, don't think that you need to learn all his licks or memorize the passages. Follow his advice and follow your ear. Learn the best bits from the passages and use it to up your technique.
With this and his follow on DVD, you'll get some great ideas on how to develop your chops and become a serious player. Additionally, his Mel Bay book on his scales is good. It's thin and to the point. Well documented and a nice companion to the DVDs.
Can see left hand, right hand, face.
Great video and audio quality. Great editing. No filler, no fluffing around, just get into to it.
Video content and structure (chapters, sections, direct links to specific lesson material) could not be better.
Totally professional from Jimmy's side and from the producer / editor of the DVD.
Jimmy's way of teaching is clear, easy to understand, and easy to remember.
I bought this DVD in 2008, but did not watch it until last week.Durr.
Wish we had this kind of instructional material in 1960 when I was starting out.
Going back now to order all the other instructional material and CDs Jimmy has published over the years.
That ain't the case at all, no siree.
When Jimmy turns on the juice and starts playin'...wicked, melodic lines that are played so naturally, as a waterfall...falls...Then consider how clean his sound is, the strings he's usin, and the tone he's getting!
If you like jazz, wanna play jazz, wanna watch a true jazz cat jam...get this dvd.
Good pickin' to you all and thanks to Jimmy Bruno for twenty years of great music.