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I have to say that this is perfect for those who prefer to learn lead or electric guitar skills from beginner all the way to advanced level. Logical Lead Guitar is an amazing product packed full of information which will get you up to speed on the lead guitar as fast as possible. Unlike some other programs, it’s not available for download. The course is made up of 2 DVDs clocking in at around 4 hours of video instruction and a one-hour audio CD with sample solos and jam tracks that you can use to practice with. There is a large 3 ring binder that holds all 11 books, totaling more than 563 pages of text and example. International shipping is available. When you go to the site later, you can sign up for 2 free guitar books ie. “Which Notes To Bend!” and “15 More Fret-Hand Exercises” from this course itself. It’s really worth a signup.
Adam St. James is an accomplished guitarist who has extensive background as private guitar teacher. Adam has an over 30 year career in the music industry and 25 years of teaching experience. His works as a music journalist have been featured in publications like Frets, Guitar World, Guitar World Acoustic, Guitar Edge and Guitar Shop, Bass Player, Maximum Guitar, and dozens of other major magazines, newspapers, and websites around the globe. He has also written many instruction books such as 101 Guitar Tips: Stuff All The Pros Know And Use, 101 Recording Tips, 101 Singing Tips, Incredible Scale Finder, and Picture Chord Encyclopedia. In addition, he has edited many great guitar instructional books for the world’s largest music publisher, Hal Leonard. Adam has interviewed a huge list of guitar players including B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers, Buddy Guy, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Ritchie Blackmore, Robin Trower, 3 Doors Down, blink 182 and the list goes on. He also regularly performs with a wide range of incredible musicians in many guitar-related events. He has a relaxed teaching style and gives detailed explanation in those DVDs.
The heart of the course is on those 2 DVDs with nearly four hours of close-up instruction. Almost 500 examples in sheet music and tablature, plus dozens of neck diagrams are all demonstrated on the DVDs. The DVDs are playable on any DVD player, PC and MAC equipped with DVD drive. Each DVD contains two main sections, with multiple sub-chapters.
DVD 1 includes these sections:
- Mastering The Five Pentatonic Scale Patterns, 125 examples, (approximately one hour).
- Mastering The Seven Diatonic Scale Patterns, 144 examples (approximately one hour).
DVD 2 includes these sections:
- Mastering The CAGED Arpeggio Patterns, 77 examples (approximately 50 minutes).
- Tips, Tricks, and Techniques, 83 examples (more than one hour).
The video is of enhanced-definition (ED) quality but I feel that the audio quality is not as good as the video quality. I mean that Adam’s voice is not loud and clear enough. That’s just my 2 cents.
The play-along audio CD provides sample solos and jam tracks for you to study and play along with. The sample solos are notated in sheet music and tablature in the book “Putting It All Together: Sample Solos”. The jam tracks are full-band and not computer generated.
The titles of the 11 books are as follows:
- Logical Lead Guitar Course Overview
- Mastering The Seven Diatonic Scale Patterns
- Mastering The Five Pentatonic Scale Patterns
- Mastering The CAGED Arpeggio Patterns
- Putting It All Together: Sample Solos
- Which Notes To Bend!
- 12 More Arpeggio Studies
- 15 More Fret-Hand Exercises
- 15 More Pick-Hand Exercises
- 25 Riffs You Must Know!
- New Skills Checklist
There are 2 things I don’t like about this course. I don’t quite like the way that all 11 books are bound together in just one 3-ring binder. I think that it would be more manageable if I had another 3-ring binder. Secondly, the DVD menu is quite plain. All in all, it’s not as user-friendly as compared to other DVD courses I have reviewed.
Unfortunately, there is no cool tool included in this guitar course.
There is only one kind of support and that is email support. You can only send email to Adam to ask him questions. Logical Lead Guitar is lack of the after sales service or support which is vital so I think it’s not a professional way to do business.
The price USD 129 is somewhat reasonable considering the amount of printed books you will get. If you compare with private lead guitar lessons, this price tag is still inexpensive.
Adam offers you an amazing 90-Day Money Back Guarantee. However, you have to return the course material back to him for the refund. Thus, this will incur a freight charge for shipping it back to him.
Logical Lead Guitar is not a course for a total beginner. You’ll need to have guitar basics before you purchase this course. Adam will show you all the patterns which is why I think that this course is comprehensive. Having said that, I still believe that a good after sales support is a must for any business in any industry.
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