Forrest Lee, Jr. is a country man through and through. He brings his particular brand of specialty to lessons on hybrid picking, country lick, rockabilly soloing, and baritone style guitar.
Albert Lee has played with Eric Clapton, the Everly Brothers, Rosanne Cash, and many others. He is also a recording artist in his own right, having released four critically acclaimed albums, two of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. His speed, phrasing, feel, and choice of notes have earned him the reputationias the premier country guitarist. Highlights features Albert Lee at his best, playing some of his favorite tunes and original compositions and analyzing his baffling technique in depth. Using dozens of practical examples, Albert runs the gamut of country guitar stylings, including intros and endings, banjo-style picking, double-stop runs, and creating long seamless runs based off chord shapes, including a section on mimicking a pedal-steel guitar. There are numerous hot performances with his band.
On this collectible DVD, Albert Lee (the greatest "hot country guitarist of all time") discusses the history and development of country and rockabilly guitar, d emonstrates his renowned rhythm guitar style and b-bender licks, discusses his influences and demonstrates the licks and solos that were an early influence on h im, and demonstrates his remarkable lead guitar technique with special demonstrations of both his flat picking and "hybrid" picking techniques.
Lee Wanner is a pure metal guitar player, and he brings that focus and expertise to his lessons on "The Evolution of Metal Guitar". He's dishing out some great metal and power pop songs for your learning enjoyment too!
Hooker was already being hailed as a living legend in the '60s, but by the time of this 1986 release he was a larger-than-life figure, his iconic stature unquestioned. From his earliest collaborations with Canned Heat and on through the '70s and '80s, the rock world never got tired of trying to endear Hooker to a crossover audience. JEALOUS is an attempt to adapt Hooker's lonesome blues to full-band arrangements. Unlike his band recordings of the '50s, though, there's a decided rock edge to his accompaniment here, providing a sharp contrast to the down-home, earthy sound of Hooker's voice and guitar. Organ, electric guitar, and a forceful rhythm section baked in reverb back Hooker on JEALOUS. Instead of overpowering Hooker, though, these new arrangements place the bluesman on a sonic pedestal, from which he sounds like the voice of God dispensing wisdom through the blues.