Learn To Play Acoustic Guitar - For Absolute Beginners - Best DVD Learning Method
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The very first guitar lessons a new player takes are the most important lessons they will ever have. In those first attempts to get a sound out of the guitar, many things can happen; you may form good or bad habits, experience success or frustration, and this will influence your overall motivation to play the instrument!
For exactly this reason, it is important to take your first steps along with a capable, experienced instructor. Guitarist, recording engineer/producer, and teacher Joe Dochtermann provides exactly what the budding guitarist needs in this 3 Hour long instructional DVD.
Dochtermann not only covers the techniques you require as a beginner, but also explains many of the building blocks of music in a way that makes sense immediately, even to inexperienced students.
- The important basic chord forms (which every guitarist uses on a daily basis!),
- Barre chords,
- Understanding rhythm & strum patterns,
- How to use a capo (and easily change keys to accompany others),
- Practicing rhythms using 1/4, 1/8th, & 1/16th notes,
- Swing & shuffle rhythmic feels,
- I, IV, V progressions in many keys, and their significance,
- The "Nashville Numbers System" concept for quickly & easily creating guitar accompaniment,
and a variety of additional tips and techniques to get you off on the right foot.
Dochtermann's teaching style is relaxed and almost conversational, stays focused on each new topic, and encourages you to play along, briefly repeating the practice figure so you can play along with the DVD.
Despite the long (3 Hour) running time, the video quality is NOT compromised, thanks to the latest video compression codecs. The audio quality is professional, and during the course of the 14 sections of the DVD, there are numerous close-ups provided to ensure that you are using the proper hand positions.
All in all, this comprehensive DVD leaves little to be desired, and is highly recommended for beginning guitar players who are looking for a clear, comprehensive introduction to the instrument in a manner very similar to what you would expect from a private teacher.
About the Director
Joe Dochtermann is an independent record producer, author and songwriter, and private guitar teacher. His recent work includes songwriting, producing, and guitar playing duties and the album 'Monkey's Wedding' by folk/rock/indie band 'Troutband', and a lexicon of home recording information published by Cengage Learning/Course Technology titled 'Big Studio Secrets for Home Recording and Production', a 250 page printed book with CD-Rom, also available here on Amazon.com