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John Cougar/Mellencamp

Learn rock classics the fun way!

This DVD contains a series of lessons from a regular guy who is also a guitar teacher with 30 years experience playing, writing and teaching.  The goal was to create a series of no-frills instructional videos each of which are the equivalent of many individual private lessons.  The emphasis is on easy to follow lessons, light on ego and flashy production techniques but full of instructional value: showing, teaching and explaining rhythm and lead lines to some of the worlds greatest classic rock tunes.  This series of DVD's personalizes the process and covers each lesson completely through demonstrations, explanation and close up views of the fingerings.  You progress at your own pace - playing easier parts first and picking up more each time you play it!

This DVD series includes lessons that are designed to benefit a wide ranges of ages and abilities.  Good basic guitar abilities are a prerequisite of this series and it is gear toward a range within the intermediate category. Early intermediate students can find months of material to work on in each DVD - starting on easier songs and working up to the more difficult.  The more experienced players may still find surprises in the easier material or just move more quickly to the more advanced details of the chords, riffs and leads.  This series does NOT include any TAB or written material - its designed to teach thru visual and audio instruction and demonstration.  By watching and playing along with guitar in hand, the student is also training his ear with the ultimate goal of being able to pick out songs on their own.  (The series focus is on the fingering hand, while picking hand shots are included when deemed necessary, most basic strumming and individual note picking is understood at this level.)

NOTES ON John Mellencamp DVD:  
Great riffs & songs!

This is not a very difficult DVD and is not very lead intensive.  But these are classic rock songs that can be played simply by newer acoustic players or on electric with more complicated chord choices and fills to keep even more advanced players from getting bored.  Some songs have just a few chords but Cougar (later changed to his real name) is a great producer and knows how to add little riffs and fills to keep things interesting.  Rockers like ROCK in USA are very roots based even in the drone fills and lead break which has Chuck Berry and rockabilly feel.  Many songs like Hurt So Good don't have leads at all but keep it fun with a great mult-chord progression.  Cherry Bomb is very simple but has a very cool harmonica line which is shown for extra fun. Songs like Jack & Diane are a great study in different chord inversions played up and down the neck and how to use them to differential different parts.  Paper in Fire is a surprisingly fun song to play with more chances to examine the structure of a very interesting guitar part.  If your a Mellencamp fan and want to learn the basic chords for acoustic guitar you can do that with this DVD, but its especially recommended if you want to learn the electric parts and would also like to go a bit deeper into his songs than is possible from any chord chart!

John Mellencamp DVD!

You get 1 DVD that includes lessons with instructional demos (approx 15-25 min each) for each of the songs listed below. 

ROCK in the USA
Cherry Bomb
Little Pink Houses

Hurt So Good

Jack & Diane
Paper In Fire
Crumblin' Down


(over 2+ full hours of guitar songs study)

Purchasing the original recordings is encouraged if its not already owned, to play along with once you learn the songs - they are great songs and have been re-mastered and re-released on digital CD from their original analog format.

This instructional series is NOT designed for BEGINNERS w/o basic abilities of electric guitar technique or very ADVANCED players wanting the whole DVD spent on detailed/advanced lead work - it is geared toward beg-adv intermediate players who want to learn the complete songs w/ techniques and leads made popular by these artists.  The DVDS are sold as an individual set of lessons for one individual - they are not to be used, copied or sold to any other party.  (However, repeated and multiple use by the original owner is suggested and creating a DVD backup for long term personal storage & use is both permitted and encouraged.)

This DVD contains video of instructional material demonstrating how to play these songs and is intended for purchasers private use for learning purposes.   Exclusive distribution rights belong to AJ Multimedia, not for resale.  *No original artists endorse or appear anywhere in this series of instructional DVD's. 

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