(3-DVD set) Leave it to John McLaughlin to revolutionize how guitar improvisation is taught to the masses. “This is the Way I Do It” is a DVD landmark. It is the first music instruction DVD to use the full capabilities of the medium. Displayed for all of the chapters are three camera views, the left-hand, the right-hand and a score so that the player can follow along. Subtitled in five different languages for worldwide application. This three DVD set is not for beginning guitarists. You will need to have a working knowledge of scales to take advantage of the instruction right out of the box. This DVD is designed to help all guitar players, beginning improvisers and even the best professional players, find their own improvisational voices. Each DVD introduces a new level of skill. To master each level, and thus each DVD, will require the student at least one year of his or her time. This is not some video game. It is serious teaching. Yet, the instruction is presented in the most personal of ways. You will get to know John McLaughlin. (This is especially true after you have viewed the hilarious bonus outtakes). Filming was aided by many capable people including technicians and advisers from Apple Computer. It is beautifully filmed and recorded, cogently correlated and even has an interface with McLaughlin’s website. Its format will become the gold standard of instructional DVD’s. NTSC all region. 3 hours and 40 minutes.
John McLaughlin (Guitar)..
Format: DVD Cat No.: ABLX-023 Barcode: 700261293059
John McLaughlin (Guitar)..
– The Basic Modes – Rhythmic Development of Basic Modes + Introduction of the Major Pentatonic Scale – Modal Fluency Development + Phrasing – Introduction of Linear Triads + Scale Tone Chords – Symmetric Scale and Development of Fluency – Chromaticism – Harmonic Minor and its Harmonic Development – Melodic Minor and its Modal Development – Advanced Development of Melodic Minor and Introduction of the 2 :5 :1 Movement
Filming was aided by many capable people including technicians and advisers from Apple Computer.
"Leave it to John McLaughlin to revolutionize how guitar improvisation is taught to the masses. One gets the sense that if DVD technology had not come around, McLaughlin would have invented it himself to find the perfect medium to impart his great knowledge. But it is true, that until the advent of this technology, there existed no completely satisfactory way for any musician to communicate his secrets or methods to future players without the cost of thousands of dollars and the necessity of one on one instruction. Since I have it on good authority that a guitarist's chances to get personal lessons from the busy McLaughlin are about nil, this DVD offers the opportunity to correct that reality and to correct it over and over and over.."