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If you know how to hold the more common chords you know enough to play Acoustic Blues. This DVD demonstrates the various techniques required to play fingerstyle blues, such as monotonic and alternating bass, slides, hammer-ons, pull offs, and more. There are also five instrumentals to learn, each based on a different style of blues, including: ragtime, West Coast, and bottleneck. Each piece is played at performance speed, and then broken down into individual sections, providing clear yet detailed explanations of exactly what is happening.
Mel Reeves was born in London, England into a non-musical family. When, at 16, he heard the guitar playing of Bert Jansch for the first time he knew immediately that he wanted to become a guitarist. Two years later he began a career as a guitar teacher and has been involved in guitar teaching ever since. He has played in rock bands, jazz bands, folk bands and, for many years, performed solo. In the 1980's Mel founded the famous Guitar Studio and, with Peter Lincoln, wrote more than a dozen book/cassette tuition packages. Video seemed the next logical step and after making the self-funded Play Guitar Now! Mel signed with Fifth Avenue Films and has since made a further 15 programmes. Mel's clear and friendly approach has helped thousands of guitarists, bassists and keyboard players and continues to win praise from the music press. He has been described as "the Mr. Nice of video tuition" (Total Guitar) - which he likes - and "layed back to the point of geography teacher" (The Little Picture Show) - which he isn't sure about. Mel lives in the country with his wife,Jill, and is currently working on more programmes for DVD release.
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