Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) July 8, 2010
Guitar enthusiasts can now learn to play the guitar like The Shadows, the most successful vocal and instrumental group in Britain, through the use of the Hank Marvin guitar tuition DVDs now available. The beginner guitar lessons include easy guitar songs featuring some of the groups 69 UK hit charted singles.
These guitar tuition DVDs were produced through collaborations between Lick Library and Lee Hodgson, a highly respected guitar tutor. Hodgson’s versatility as a studio musician is widely recognized as well as his vast experience as a stage performer. He has played thousands of gigs including arenas in which he toured with Odyssey, the number 1 chart topping act. He is known for communicating passionately and confidently with a legendary attention to detail.
The Shadows are remembered as a pioneer 4-member rock-group in the UK, due to their format comprising of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums. They had a distinct sound that featured variety of tone and a rhythmic bite. Hank Marvin’s guitar sound and appearance were individually recognized mainly because of his clean sound, distinctive echo and vibrato which gave audiences a dreamy effect. Moreover, Marvin’s expressive use of the tremolo arm made his guitar sound one of the most distinctive ever.
The first DVD in this collection comprises of two hour long guitar lessons broken down into manageable pieces of 5 classic tracks by The Shadows: Wonderful Land, Apache, Guitar Tango, FBI and Man of Mystery. The lessons are conducted by Lee at 3 varying tempos: Dead Slow enables beginners to learn to play the guitar notes; Medium Tempo helps the student to practice and the Up To Tempo lets you play along to the backing track.
Other topics covered in the tuition DVD include muting, scales, as well as the single and twin note walk ups. The lessons also share with learners clever tricks to enable them to remember the rhythms and phrases that Lee is tutoring on, such as through the use of little rhymes and a metronome. The second Double DVD set contains three hour long guitar lessons featuring classic tracks such as Kon Tiki, Geronimo, Sleepwalk, Riders in the Sky and Foot Tapper.
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