Our most popular lesson/DVD set is now available worldwide and viewable on all devices! All angles are viewable and the transcriptions are as well!
here is the LINK!
Learn the secrets of acoustic guitar blues, as revealed by a modern day master.
2 DVD set packed with authentic blues styles and technique
MULTI anglel viewing for close up viewing of either left or right hand.
45 pages of tab/standard notation included on PDF file on dvd!
One chord grooves
Exploring the neck for greater range
12 bar and 8 bar blues
Variations in Open G
Bonus performance footage!
over 5 hours of footage!
"Doug MacLeod, now there's a man who can really play the blues"...David Honeyboy Edwards, Delta blues legend.
Bill Dahl of "Living Blues" calls Doug MacLeod.."An extraordinary blues guitarist".
Taylor Guitars WOOD & STEEL magazine...
One of the things that makes the blues difficult to teach is that it’s
such a personal mode of expression; many legends have employed their
own unorthodox techniques and tunings. Albert Collins tuned to an open
chord; Otis Rush plays upside-down and backwards; Albert King did both.
MacLeod is a perfect candidate not only to unlock the mysteries of the
blues but to make the process fun, as he does on this double-disc DVD.
He’s an absolute natural — comfortable, entertaining, and, most of all,
enthusiastic — spinning out words of wisdom with as much ease and
authority as he picks a turnaround. “Don’t be afraid to get lost on the
guitar,” he advises, “because if you get lost on the guitar, you’ll get
found. And what you find getting back from being lost is yours — your
breezes through Disc One’s first section (covering tuning, left- and
right-hand techniques, and a one-chord groove) in 32 minutes, with nary
an edit. Some working knowledge is assumed; for instance, there’s no
explanation of the pentatonic scale that most of Doug’s licks are based
on. But, if you’ve got a few basics under your fingers (open chords,
the I-IV-V progression), you should be able to get a handle on
everything here. And there’s also plenty of valuable information for
intermediate players, like MacLeod’s jazzy “Benson” (as in George)
octave runs and his “Bastard G” tuning.
DVD’s multi-angle feature allows the viewer to isolate MacLeod’s left
or right hand as he’s playing. This is preferable to split-screen,
although it will probably be most useful in conjunction with the rewind
button, as Doug crams a lot of information into this master class. The DVD-ROM
portion includes 45 pages of tablature and standard notation you can
view on your computer or print out.
101 Blues Guitar Essentials offers a fresh, fun approach to the blues. Highly recommended.
— Dan Forte
an EMAIL from a happy customer....
The content of the DVD is very good, Doug is a masterful
player and a surprisingly good teacher. I have been a fan of his for many
years. I was very surprised to see and hear The New Panama Limited as bonus
material, it is my favorite piece of his and I love them all.
PS If Doug makes any more of these I will be a sure customer.
ANOTHER happy customer emails...
I have just bought the video above
and I wish to relate to you and especially Doug my
congratulations for this fine piece of instruction.
It is by far the best and most entertaining blues video I have
ever seen--and I have a decent library-- both from the context of
the content and presentation.
Being a long time fan of Doug's music- I have most of his
recording that we can find in Montréal- I have been thrilled to
watch him explain and convey
his groove and enjoyment of the blues. This plus
the extent of the pdf file which is all the back-up needed is a
great package. the very best and I thank him,
this is what i needed to embark on this learning journey. I will
even appreciate more is music when listening on the vinyl
edition of his blues record.
please convey this to Doug
MORE CUSTOMER COMMENTS!!
Wow. That's customer service. Ordered Doug's DVD late Saturday evening,
and it arrived on Tuesday. Didn't have time to start in with it until
last night, and then only for the first bit, but already I can tell
that this is going to be ton of fun. Like having Doug right here at the
house, and as he himself says, "Your instructor is always in a good
Many thanks, RS
MORE FEEDBACK from Happy Viewers!
I am writing to tell you how much I am enjoying your 101 blues tips DVD. I am 39 years old and play the Harmonica, Piano,Trombone, and sing. I have played with some very good musicians and have been taught by some as well. You sir are truly inspiring. I think you are the finest musicTeacher I think I have ever worked with. It is a pleasure to have your DVD. I am having trouble going to bed at night cause I can’t stop watching it. It is a lot of fun and a joy to see you play. I can’'t put my 1968 martin D28 down now. I will be look for and buying all the work of yours I can find. Thank you so much for making learning the guitar as much fun as playing
Sincerely with all admiration