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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Delicious Telecastering by a great deciple of Danny Gatton
Delicious Telecastering by a great deciple of Danny Gatton. This is my fifth Hot Licks video and it's the best. I recommend it to all guitar geeks. All of the other Hot Licks videos that I've bought have provided great insight into the particular artists' music and their techniques, but Johnny Hiland is the probably the best instructor. I know that this video will help me. His lessons are well planned and constructed. He starts with something simple, demonstrates it thoroughly taking his time, and then builds on those lessons by combining techniques. The jam sessions with Arlen Roth and the guys are terrific. And as a parting treat, Johnny walks you through his rig.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
Smoking player and pretty good teacher
By William R. Mcclure
I usually do not like lesson videos, This one really turned my head. I caught a couple clips of Johnny playing on you tube. Wow
this guy is amazing, great tone! smoking chops! and best of all pretty humble and likable guy. The video is more than the usual hey check this out lightning lick of the week. His playing is well described on the video and in the booklet, which includes tab and standard notation. I like to have both these days. Johnny also talks a bit about his influences and gives them credit (Danny Gatton, Albert Lee) As much as I like this lesson Video (and I really do like it) a little more theory would be cool,
Just a little why can make the learning easier. And this is not for stone cold beginners, If you can play pentatonic minor, blues scales you'll be ok with some work. It has given me a new love when playing.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful. See all 26 customer reviews...
Good job teaching some pretty cool licks!
By David A. Kaplowitz
Johnny's a great player, evidenced by some of the great live playing that is captured in the studio on this disc. He's also a really good teacher who takes the time to explain things and slow them down for you. I'm a fan of this style of music and if I compare this to the Brent Mason Nashville Chops video, which is also good, it's clear that though Johnny and Brent are both world class players, Johnny's a much better instructor. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who likes the chicken picken' style.
Bonus footage of Arlen jamming with Johnny --and with Danny Gatton's old bandmates in the rhythm section!