Laurence Juber "The Guitarist"

Laurence Juber "The Guitarist"


Laurence Juber
The Guitarist
The Story
On "The Guitarist", Laurence Juber, the former Paul McCartney and Wings guitarist known for his

flashy solo fingerstyle playing, teaches six originals, five of them in DADGAD

tuning and one in standard. His breezy but thorough demonstrations take the

mystery out of his brilliantly propulsive pieces, which are full of multiple-string

hammer-ons, fast walking-bass lines, and percussive slaps. The DVD allows users to switch at will between three different camera angels to get the best view of the material as its being taught.

The lessons also can be viewed in a performance-only mode (with audiophile sound) as miniconcerts. Songs include "Cobalt Blue", "The White Pass Trail", "Breaking Point", "Buffalo Nickel", "Catch" and "The 55", along with bonus performances of "Along The Way" and "Love At First Sight".

Special DVD features include: Multi-camera Angles For Close-Up Viewing Of Left And Right Hands, Bonus Performances, Audiophile Quality Recording, Artist Biography & Discography, Full Motion Menus.

DVD Video, NTSC, Regions: All

The DVD does not include tablature, but companion lesson-book/CD combos that include additional

instruction and complete tablature for the songs are available separately

from Warner Bros. Publications.

Additional Facts
Laurence Juber, the former lead guitarist for Paul MCartney and Wings, is the premier solo acoustic guitarist of our generation. His arrangements are beautiful, fluid, and stunning; yet never does he sacrifice musicality for technical virtuosity.

As a young working musician in London, England in the 1970s, Juber got an extraordinary, life-changing break when Paul McCartney hand-picked him to become Wings' lead guitarist. Juber spent three years recording and touring the world with the band, and during that time he also won a Best Rock Instrumental GRAMMY Award for the track "Rockestra" from the Wings album "Back To The Egg".

After Wings disbanded in 1981, Juber embarked on a career as a solo artist, composer and arranger, and soon developed a reputation as a world-class guitar virtuoso, recently being voted #1 by Fingerstyle Guitar magazine. He has released 10 critically acclaimed solo albums, including "LJ Plays the Beatles" and his latest, "Guitarist".

As a studio and touring musician he has worked with such artists as George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Al Stewart, Air Supply, Paul Williams and The Monkees. His guitar playing is featured on films such as "Dirty Dancing", "The Big Chill", "Good Will Hunting" and many others. His television credits include "Home Improvement", "Seventh Heaven", and most recently "Eight Simple Rules".