Fred Sokolow is best known as the author of a library of instructional books and DVDs for guitar, banjo, Dobro, mandolin, lap steel and ukulele. There are currently over a hundred of his books or DVDs in print, sold all over the world. Fred has long been a well-known West Coast multi-string performer and recording artist, particularly on the acoustic music scene. The diverse musical genres covered in his books and DVDs, along with several bluegrass, jazz and rock CDs he has released, demonstrate his mastery of many musical styles. Whether he's playing Delta bottleneck blues, bluegrass or old-time banjo, 30s swing guitar or screaming rock solos, he does it with authenticity and passion.
Born in Los Angeles September 14, 1945, by the early 1960s Fred was well known in the California bluegrass scene, playing with Jody Stecher, Brantley Kearns, Sandy Rothman and Eric Thompson. Relocating to Berkeley, he toured and recorded with a hippie rock band throughout most of the 60s, the Bay Area-based Notes From the Underground (Vanguard Records). In the early 70s Fred performed with R&B, rock, country and bluegrass bands. By 1975 Fred had played with bluegrass luminaries like John Herald, Frank Wakefield and Jerry Garcia, had opened for the Dead, the Doors, B.B. King, Country Joe and the Fish and countless other acts.
Country music is more popular than ever and all you need to put over a good country song is your voice and a guitar. This 65 minute DVD gives you the tools you need to play old-fashioned country, honky-tonk and country rock.
Playing classics like Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, The Bottle Let Me Down, I'm Movin' On, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Silver Wings and Jambalaya, Fred Sokolow shows you the basics of country guitar.
You'll learn how to play:
Fred Sokolow's teaching is clear and easy to understand and he has lots of helpful hints for beginners.
65 minutes - Level 1/2 - Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD
Review: Fred Sokolow is an easy going guy who is a outstanding teacher. He speaks well and clearly and he is an outstanding guitar player. This is definitely the dvd to use for learning country guitar. The dvd includes sheet music in tablature for the songs on the dvd, a nice bonus. - flyfisher/Amazon Customer Review