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Leo gives you everything you need to play funk guitar and fuse it with rock, blues, country, and jazz.
Learn master funk guitar techniques like chicken scratchin', syncopated accents, multilayered rhythms, funk chords and progressions, lead scales and tricks. See how funk has influenced almost every type of music and how it can make you a better player. Leo Nocentelli is the legendary guitarist of The Meters who are responsible for hits such as "Africa," "People Say," "Fire on The Bayou," and "Sissy Strut." Over his career he has recorded with a wide variety of artists like Dr. John, Robert Palmer, and Peter Gabriel, and worked with Grammy winners Paul McCartney, Patty Label, Etta James, and Sting. In 2001, Leo, along with the other members of The Meters, received Grammy's lifetime achievement award. Many of today's top hip-hop artists such as Queen Latifa, Naughty by Nature, Run DMC, Heavy D, LL Cool J, and NWA—to name a few—have sampled Leo's signature guitar licks. 2 DVD set.
Each Rock House video Includes a lesson tab booklet, iPod-ready video, and free lifetime membership to Rock House's online lesson support. Enhance your learning experience to links with instructors, download backing tracks, access message boards, and much more. You'll connect with a community of musicians around the world learning to play music using The Rock House Method.
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Comments about Rock House Funk: Using It and Fusing It with Leo Nocentelli 2 DVD Set:
I was disappointed by the camera work and production values of the DVD. Leo is obviously a great player, but it can be hard to see exactly what he is doing with his hands. That may be because I am new to guitar, and maybe if I was a good player already I could figure it out easier, but I still wish there were better camera angles and better production values. The whole approach seems to lack an overall structure, it's more a series of things to try. It could have been sold as a VHS, they don't take full advantage of the DVD format in my opinion. And I tried to get some funk tips on the website (as advertised) but there was no Leo material there. There was other guitar instructional material, but no better than what anyone can find for free on the internet. Buy this if you love the Meters or Funk, and already can play pretty good. I'm keeping it, maybe I'll get more out of it in a year or two. I rated everything on the DVD as a 5, but I gave a higher rating just based on Leo Nocentelli's presence.