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Find out note-for-note riffs and also solos of Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir via extensive analysis of their tunes.
- Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: NR Not Rated
- Studio: Hal Leonard
- DVD Release Date: September 21, 2004
- Run Time: 120 minutes
- ASIN: B0002YCURA
I enjoyed learning from this DVD. The instruction is simple, yet effective for the intermediate player.
3 people found this helpful.
When I first put this in the DVD player, I watched this from beginning to end. Great instruction. Fascinating how some parts that I assumed were 1 guitar, were carefully orchestrated harmonies. Good stuff. If you want to learn basic Deadisms with the guitar, this is it.
Excellent, with reservations…
15 people found this helpful.
I expected more than I got from this release.
May Not be the best way to learn.
3 people found this helpful.
Not practical to follow instruction by narrative. Fingering not clear just because of difficulty in getting unimpeded view by video camera. Not able to stop and start where needed. Every step is a back-and-forth drag. Should have tabs to help follow along. I’d like to send this back.
10 people found this helpful.
Super instructional DVD. However NOT for the beginner. I am lending it to a friend who plays better until I am ready. Good incentive to practice more.
Very underrated (and unfairly so) by Amazon viewers
43 people found this helpful.
Apparently some people either didn’t read the cover of this DVD or were confused by the phrase, “A step-by-step breakdown of the Grateful Dead’s guitar styles and techniques.” This is an excellent tape, but it is not a concert tape! It is a worthwhile instructional video that teaches you how to play the chords, intros, solos, etc, of these Grateful Dead classics: Casey Jones, Uncle John’s Band, Friend of the Devil, Sugar Magnolia, Truckin’, China Cat Sunflower, Shakedown Street, and Touch of Grey. There are split screen shots and everything can be figured out without using a tab (a good thing, because it doesn’t come with one!). Grateful Dead songs – and especially these – tend to use straightforward chords (there are exceptions, though). All of these songs pretty much use major and minor chords.
Touch of Cool
2 people found this helpful.
Excellent breakdown of some very epic Grateful Dead songs, paying special attention to the correct positioning of chords and riffs. Very helpful.
AWESOME DVD ON LEARNING TO PLAY LIKE THE DEAD
28 people found this helpful.
Excellent DVD! Clear, concise, and exact licks. The instructor (Nate LaPointe) clearly shows you both the Jerry and Bobby part for each song. That’s the real beauty of this DVD in that you get to see both guitar parts. He also switches back and forth between acoustic and electric guitars and nails the tone of each. The video and audio quality is very good on this disc.
Very Nice explanation of Grateful Dead Guitar
4 people found this helpful.
This DVD is very nice in that it outlines and teaches the exact parts to both Jerry and Bob’s guitar work for a handful of Dead songs. If you are a Dead fan, it is great. It really helps you appreciate just hoe they weave the guitar parts together and just how dependent the two are on each other. great to learn from, but just fun to watch as well. Highly recommended if you are a guitar player and a Dead fan. I just wish there was another volume with 10 more songs.
One person found this helpful.
Nate gives a nice view into the interplay between Jerry and Bobby. I got a better feel for how they formed leads and approached rhythm guitar. It is a special insight into the band and their playing techniques. Really nice to get a feel for songs like Uncle John’s band with its special timing changes, Casey Jones with its down home approach, Touch of Grey and more. Thanks Nate, nicely done!