February 17th, 2005, 04:07 PM
I recently got Arlen Roth's "Masters of the Telecaster" book and 2 CD's. I think that the book and CD's are great, but wonder if the DVD would help with technical stuff, such as how to do bends, vibrato, hybrid picking, etc. Does anyone have the DVD? Would it help to have it in addition to the book/CD's, or does the DVD not add much in terms of technique?
February 18th, 2005, 11:45 PM
I own the book/cd and the dvd.
For me the video is great, helpful. there's stuff in the book which Roth explains well but it takes a long time for it to click. Words don't do it like video. In the video you see/hear it and it does help. But this of course depends on your stage and skill. if there's stuff in the book you're having a hard time picturing, very likely its on the video. The video has MANY examples. Its not skimpy at all.
The video also has the most touching memorium to his daughter at the end. I guess she's 12 or so, on stage with dad, and just rocking out. It totally caught me by surprise. Beautiful kid.
March 21st, 2005, 10:37 AM
I've got the book and cds, and it's really been crucial for my learning. I'm going to get the DVD too, and I'm sure it will at least be a blast to watch the Tele legends. There's a review of the DVD in Guitar Player, and the review says that the DVD gives upclose views of both the players' hands.