Your First Guitar Lesson (Beginning Guitar)

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  1. S. Maguire says:
    75 of 75 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    It was OK but just OK, August 9, 2004
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    I was a small disappointed in this DVD. The DVD did have some fascinating information in the beginning about what to look for in a excellent guitar and some excellent tuning tips. The rest of the DVD went like this, he showed you quickly, how to form 3 cords, then Dan Huckabee would play a song using those three cords, and right to another song using those three cords. Then he would quickly show you a new cord and play a few more songs (very quickly I force ad) which used these cords. And so it went. Song after song of Dan playing songs. By no means bothered to tell you any strumming patterns or even that you do not hit certain strings when playing certain cords. He would play the songs at full speed so for beginners there was no hope of keeping up. Dan clarified that he did not want to overwhelm a person showing them too much at one time and letting a person focus on cord culture. The DVD did come with a book so if you wanted to learn the folk songs Dan played you can submit to the book. The DVD basically did not cover much at all. One thing was very amusing, in the whole DVD Dan by no means smiled, but at the end they showed clips of him tiresome to smile for the camera. You could hear the camera guy telling him to smile then Dan would crack up laughing. Kind of like the bloopers at the end. The DVD was lacking in a lot of areas but not a total waste of money. You do get a book that tells you how to play 23 well loved folk songs, and some excellent tips in the beginning, but it was basically lacking in all other areas. Maybe it was disappointing because I had just watched and played by the side of with Culture Guitar for Dummies with Jon Chappell, who does a lot more explaining and covers more basic ground in a simple to follow format. Culture Guitar for Dummies I would recommend. It was a fantastic DVD for beginners.

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  2. J. Tam "jeneroo" says:
    33 of 36 people found the following review helpful:
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Annoying…, February 21, 2005
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    J. Tam “jeneroo” (Capitola, CA United States) –
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    I bought this because others commented about how easily they could follow Dan. Not right! His lessons were way too quick and on top of that, he has an annoying personality. If you’re a right beginner, this cd is NOT for you.

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  3. Leslie A. Harris "Leslie in Texas" says:
    66 of 78 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Brilliant teacher. Very thorough!, December 27, 2002
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    Leslie A. Harris “Leslie in Texas” (Midlothian, Tx USA) –
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    At first, you force find the teacher in this video a small slow and dull, but when you intend to learn to play the guitar, you NEED slow. It takes time and patience to learn any instrument. He’s very thorough and encouraging and cool. This was written for all ages. You don’t need an expensive guitar to learn to play. A uke would do (4 string). This dvd is very simple to follow.

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