Arlen Roth is a guitar god and renaissance man. He authored a column for guitar magazine for over a decade, his Hot Licks Video about guitar education has sold in excess of 2.5 million copies, his online lessions have over one million followers, and he has played with the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Janis Ian, Dusty Springfield, The Bee Gees, Ry Cooder, and dozens of others.
Part homage to a classic instrument, part guitar lesson from one of the best country blues players around, this is the quintessential guide to all things Telecaster. Arlen Roth discusses the strengths and characteristics of one of the first production-line electric guitars, pioneered by Leo Fender. Roth takes the viewer on a tour of the instrument's heritage, showcasing the most popular musicians, techniques, sounds and styles.
Rockabilly is the roots of rock. It combines electric blues, country blues, Merle Travis-style fingerpicking and more. This DVD covers boogie woogie back-up licks, turnarounds, blues/rock licks in the classic key of E, movable blues/rock scales, fingerpicking patterns and more. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.
Back in the 1955, a gallon of gas cost 23-cents, Disneyland opened, both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were born, Rosa L Parks sets the Civil Rights Movement in motion and Carl Perkins wrote Blue Suede Shoes, which went on to become the first million-selling country song to cross over to both the rhythm & blues and pop charts. They called it country in ’55 but a year later the term ‘rockabilly’ was officially introduced by Billboard to describe what we all recognize today as the early roots of rock and roll.
On this dynamic DVD, Troy Dexter plays examples in the style of such rockabilly greats as Scotty Moore, Carl Perkins, Brian Setzer, Eddie Cochran and Duane Eddy. He demonstrates effects devices (tremolo, echo, reverb and distortion) and how they were used by each player. Troy also shows chord voicings and application, and the scales inherent in rockabilly. He gives examples of thirds and fifths, intervals, whole-tone licks, chromatic lead-ins, horn stab riffs, chord raking, vibrato bar techniques, bends, slides, shuffle rhythms and more. The accompanying booklet comes complete with easy-to-follow notation and diagrams that correspond exactly to the DVD.
Featuring Arlen Roth and the styles and techniques of the greatest exponents of the best-selling electric guitar of all time! Arlen explores the playing styles of such Strat greats as Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Mark Knopfler, Ronnie Earl, Duke Rollibard, Nils Lofgren, Eric Johnson, Robin Trower, Lee Roy Parnell, Mick Taylor, Jeff Beck, and Bonnie Raitt.
Jazz and blues guitarist Woody Mann provides a new introduction on this instructional DVD. He learned from the legendary Rev. Gary Davis and then played and recorded with Son House, Bukka White and John Fahey. He has performed throughout the world, recorded over a dozen CDs, and is an internationally renowned guitar teacher.