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!
By 1952, pianist Lennie Tristano was starting to withdraw from public performances, spending most of his time teaching. This formerly unknown recording matches him with four of his best students: altoist Lee Konitz, tenor-saxophonist Warne Marsh, bassist Peter Ind and drummer Al Levitt. Together they explore six common chord changes, five of them given new titles. Although not essential, this music is quite enjoyable and a good example of Lennie Tristano's unique approach to jazz improvisation.