Instructional DVD For Guitar
Get ready, as one of heavy metal's finest guitarists, Tony Iommi, of Black Sabbath, takes you step by step through a blistering selection of his hottest licks and solos on "Instructional DVD For Guitar", featuring material from some of his most popular recordings. You'll learn the licks and leads from such Black Sabbath favorites as "Neon Nights", "N.I.B.", "Heaven And Hell", "Children Of The Sea", "Voodoo" and "Iron Man". But that's not all, because as an extra bonus for all you heavy metal maniacs, we've included a special fully notated solo section, which features Tony improvising some of the most incredible lead guitar you've ever heard. Every lick is played twice, once regularly and once slowly. The accompanying booklet comes complete with easy-to-follow diagrams, which correspond exactly to the DVD, so there's no need to read music. This is truly a unique opportunity for you to receive a private guitar lesson from one of today's foremost guitarists, whose musical contributions have spanned over decades of popular rock music.
Special DVD features include: Lesson Book.
DVD Video, NTSC, Regions: 1
Tony Iommi is synonymous with heavy rock, having more or less invented the genre single-handedly with the dark and doom of Black Sabbath. Iommi picked up the guitar after being inspired by the likes of Hank Marvin & the Shadows as a teenager. By 1967, Iommi had played with several blues-based rock bands, and formed a group (Earth) with three old acquaintances from his school days ó bassist Terry "Geezer" Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne.
But Iommi's musical career was nearly derailed prematurely when he suffered a horrible accident at a sheet metal factory, when a machine sliced off the tips of the fingers on his right hand. Depressed and figuring that his guitar playing days were behind him, a friend turned him onto guitarist Django Reinhardt (who lost use of two fingers in a gypsy caravan campfire accident), inspiring Iommi to give the six-string another go, with soft plastic tips attached to the ends of his fingers.
With another band already playing around England by the name of Earth, Iommi & co. were forced to change their name, taking "Black Sabbath" from the American title of the classic Italian horror movie ìI Tre Volti Della Pauraî. With the name switch came a change in musical direction - the band would explore dark lyrical subjects, while the music would be repetitive, plodding and heavy. In the process, Sabbath created the blueprint for heavy metal.