Arlen Roth – Masters of the Telecaster
The Telecaster is the only guitar to have ever spawned its own cult of “Teleplayers.” The Tele’s raw, penetrating sound, combined with unique physical characteristics such as a deeply scooped headstock and placement of its volume and tone controls enable Teleplayers to exploit techniques and sounds not available on other guitars. In this presentation, Telemaster Arlen Roth teaches you all the classic licks and riffs of the great Telemasters, as well as techniques such as pedal steel bends, behind-the-nut bends, chicken pickin’, classic rockabilly rhythm styles, blues techniques, shuffle patterns, full chord bends, banjo rolls, and more. Special DVD features include a tuning segment, a bonus performance by Albert Lee, a bonus lesson (behind-the-nut bends), and a sample lesson from the matching book/CD.
Quote: Part homage to a classic instrument, part guitar lesson from one of the best country blues players around, this is the quintessential guide to all things Telecaster. Arlen Roth discusses the strengths and characteristics of one of the first production-line electric guitars, pioneered by Leo Fender. Roth takes the viewer on a tour of the instrument’s heritage, showcasing the most popular musicians, techniques, sounds and styles.
His tutorial cover:
* Pedal Steel Bends
* Behind the nut bends
* Chicken pickin’
* Rockabilly Rhythms
* Blues techniques
* Banjo Rolls and much more.
Features priceless footage of some great Telecaster icons including Danny Gaton, James Burton, Albert Collins, Sotty Anderson and a bonus performance by Telemaster Albert Lee.