Buddy Guy is an amazing, old school, Blues guitar teacher. He stars in “Buddy Guy Teachin’ The Blues” as part of Arlen Roth’s excellent Hot Licks DVD series.
The DVD is excellent and the included, printed, guitar TAB is excellent, if not a bit overwhelming because of its extreme, tenacious, complexity.
Here is Buddy in action:
The mesmerizing thing about Buddy Guy is his relaxed demeanor as a teacher. You’re sitting right at his knee and he gently runs you through some outstanding Blues licks.
Some people don’t think this DVD is appropriate for new Blues players, but I disagree. Sometimes the best way to learn something is to just let the experience wash over you even though you might not be able to follow everything all at once.
Buddy’s teaching style is enchanting and real and if you watch the split-screen demonstrations, you can pick up a lot of advanced technique. You don’t need Buddy Guy to hold your hand. Just watch. Just listen. Just learn.