Rippin Lead Guitar with Paul Lidel
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(Jul 23, 2002)
This video contains everything you need to take your lead guitar playing to the next level. Paul teaches you 10 hot lead guitar solos that will help you to learn all the licks, tricks, scales & techniques youll need to play lead guitar like a pro. Learn to improve your phrasing, develop your own style, build your chops, and play over the entire fretboard in any key. Pauls unique approach to teaching lead guitar is easy to follow, and will help you learn to play rock & blues lead guitar like the masters. Contains on-screen tablature & Split-screen close ups, so you won miss a lick, (Tab booklet included) Includes: Major & Minor pentatonic scales, Blues Scales, The natural minor scale, Phrasing, Building a solo, The octave pattern, Inventing your own scale patterns, Hybrid picking, & much more.
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Paul Lidel, America's favorite Rock Guitar Teacher, has 5 instruction products, one of which has been Number One here on Amazon.com.
Beginning Rock Guitar The Fun Approach
Rock Rhythm Guitar
Beginning Blues Guitar
66 Hot Rock Licks
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"Rippin Lead" is a great companion for the Fender DVD. It contains 10 solos of increasing difficulty that go far beyond the Fender DVD in sophistication. Paul explains the techniques well, and demonstrates each solo fast and slow. If you can play these, you're ready to rock.
These two DVDs are very different. The Fender DVD has a professional, positive tone, and the DVD navigation is easier. The lessons are more friendly and encouraging. This makes learning easy. I think the student's enthusiasm and attitude is directly related to the teacher's, and Wyatt is simply more inspiring. "Rippin" is a little bit of a diamond in the rough. Paul Lidel is not unfriendly, but his demeanor is serious, almost sullen. He has a "deer-in-the-headlights" stiffness, which makes the video slightly uncomfortable to watch. Paul only smiles once, when he says goodbye. I'm just saying that you should start with the friendly, encouraging Keith Wyatt, and when you're ready, move on to the serious, skilled Paul Lidel.
There are plenty of other refinements that would improve this DVD, such as getting rid of the constant amp hum while Paul talks, and using a real, live drummer instead of a drum machine, and looping the solos for easy practice. But even though it lacks the polish of the Fender DVD, this DVD will challenge you and improve your electric guitar soloing.
Five stars. The negatives that annoyed me might not annoy you. And they certainly don't negate the core content - 10 well-designed solos that teach you to play like a pro.
He's a very good teacher and shows all the little nuisances and tricks that alot of other teachers will overlook on their learn to play guitar DVDS, making this DVD a really good choice for beginning soloists. This guy rocks!
The only suggestion I would offer is that on the next DVD they include the TABS onscreen which could help to follow along, though the printed tabs work just fine. I have to frown at their using readers reviews from here on Amazon.com as part of their advertising (on the back of the DVD) which is kinda funny and maybe i'll be on there next but it really is an excellent DVD and well worth the price when comparing it to the popular SongXpress DVDS which although costing more don't teach as much and aren't nearly as inspiring as Paul Lidel's is.
Features I especially like: songs all written by to demonstrate the techniques he's teaching, some variety in song style, some basic theory taught between the songs, songs played at both full speed and slower speed, split screen showing both left and right hands on the slower version, printed notes that go along with the ten songs.
Criticisms: too much volume difference between Paul's speaking voice and his guitar - get it right for his voice and the guitar's too loud. Also, I would have like to see his picking marked on the written notes.
I am currently working on songs 3 - 5. The level of difficulty between these doesn't seem to great. The last 3 songs look much harder so the difficulty level must jump quite a bit in the second half of the DVD.
I plan to keep on until song #10 and hopefully I'll be "riping" more than I am now. Then I want to contact Paul and ask him to do a second DVD which picks up where this one left off with ten more songs of increasing difficulty.