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Learn And Master Blues Guitar spotlight series is another excellent product from Legacy Learning Systems, whose flagship product Gibson’s Learn And Master Guitar have had a phenomenal success in guitar lesson industry. If you buy Learn And Master Blues Guitar, you will receive 6 DVDs of over 8 hours of practical instruction, a jam-along DVD and CD with over 20 songs, a 109 page downloadable lesson book and access to online support community. If you really want to learn and master blues guitar, this is perhaps the best, professional and comprehensive course you must have in your guitar arsenal. However, one point must be made clear is that this product is not for a complete beginner. You’ve got to have the guitar basics, skills and techniques before you even think about learning blues guitar.
Steve Krenz is a trained musician with a degree in music as well as a wealth of professional playing experience. He has played professionally with a broad range of bands from a symphony orchestra, to jazz bands, to Grammy winning artists like Donna Summer, The Fifth Dimension, Israel Houghton, and Tommy Sims. Steve is an active guitarist playing and recording professionally in Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee. As a published author of several articles on various aspects of excellence in musicianship, he is also a sought after speaker and teacher conducting guitar-playing and music workshops across the United States and abroad. Besides, Steve Krenz’s professional teaching style is concise, thorough and easy to understand.
The set has 6 professionally produced DVDs which contain one-on-one interviews with blues guitarists Johnny Hiland and Jack Pearson as well as 6 sessions of instructions (about 8 hours of video), a jam-along DVD and CD featuring 22 jam tracks, 109 page downloadable detailed guitar lesson book in PDF format and the access to discussion board and student community site. Below is a list of those 6 learning sessions:
- Session 1 Blues Basics
- Session 2 Paying Your Dues
- Session 3 Blues Building Blocks
- Session 4 More Blues Tools
- Session 5 Interval Madness
- Session 6 Mastering the Blues
Each of the sessions will include objective of session, key ideas, musical notations and guitar tabs, blues chords, blues notes, blues scales, ear training exercises, playing tips, assignment etc.
In the interviews with the world-class guitarists, you will get to know the gear, effects and amps, playing techniques, alternate tunings, exercises and others that these masters of blues guitar are using.
The video has high-definition (HD) quality and great audio quality. My only complaint is that Steve is a bit soft-spoken sometimes. Anyhow, you will get the key ideas from onscreen instructional text, and graphics. You will also find a live band consisted of an electronic keyboardist, a bass guitarist and a drummer. They will accompany Steve’s teachings on and off throughout the course. The detailed DVD menu enables you to jump between sessions effortlessly too.
To complement the course, you have a jam-along DVD and CD featuring 22 jam tracks recorded by actual professional band in a real studio. You can practise your newly learned blues licks by jamming along with the tracks in any key, style or tempo.
Let’s not forget the 109 page of guitar lesson book that you will need to refer to all the time. It includes all the musical notations, tabs, blues chords, jam track sheet music, exercises, blues guitar techniques, tunings, blues scales, blues notes and even contents of the interviews.
Regrettably, there are no tools, software and games, some of which are: online metronome, online guitar tuner, chord games, guitar scale games and the like. These tools are pretty important as complementary items which may come in handy.
Just in case you run into any problems, you can seek help from Steve or the huge online student support community which is always there to assist you. You will find forum, chat room, live lessons, events etc. You name it, they have it. You will never feel lonely in your quest to master blues guitar as Steve and the other blues guitar students will share their knowledge, experiences, success stories and many more with you.
One-time price USD 109 is definitely cheaper than any private blues guitar lessons you can find offline. It’s worth every penny you spend judging by the course quality, let alone the professional tutor.
The company Legacy Learning Systems offers a 60-day money back guarantee and international delivery. If you are not satisfied with it for any reason, simply return it within sixty days for a full refund of the purchase price (shipping and handling charges are non-refundable) with no questions asked. Just like any other physical course you buy online, shipping charges for the return will be incurred at your own expense.
Learn And Master Blues Guitar is not a low-budget guitar course that simply shows you some licks or riffs, it’s a professionally produced, comprehensive and easy-to-follow blues guitar course. The only downside is that it’s not a course for someone who doesn’t know how to play guitar. If you need a beginner guitar DVD course, you can try Gibson’s Learn And Master Guitar. Just like the sister product, Learn And Master Blues Guitar is no doubt the king of all blues instructional courses. Steve Krenz will definitely take you on a fun journey to blues mastery.
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