In this follow-up to Richard’s first DVD The Alchemical Guitarist, Volume 1, he delivers more By Richard Lloyd Guitar DVD Level: Intermediate Item: . Richard has established himself as the originator of the Alchemical Guitar method. the C scale. This is followed by another half step. (See FIGURE 1) On a piano. “The Alchemical Guitarist” was a Guitar World column written by Richard Lloyd— he no longer writes there. Lloyd’s biggest claim to fame is as a.

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With two hours of lessons, The Alchemical Guitarist, Volume 2 will give you the power to transform your guitar playing into pure gold. The quest to turn lead into gold is what alchemists have been known for down through the ages. It’s like watching someone paint something and what looks like just a bunch of colors gradually comes into focus.

The review said something to the effect that Richard Lloyd was teaching calculus to fourth graders. What I learned playing guitar is that, “shortcuts,” take a long time to learn and are not musical. The manner in which Lloyd presents the material is very logical, and relatively easy to follow, but there is a lot of stuff here. Buy the selected items together This item: But I have continued to play, and The Alchemical Guitarist has given me a whole new perspective on the instrument.

The 24 lessons contained on these two DVDs feature some of the best instructional material I have ever seen. Join Our Email List. I gave it two stars because there are points where something he says is valuable but, but, but he says it in passing so you’ll miss it.


It is the type of approach I wish my instructor had used when I was starting out. Each DVD has 12 lessons. So be prepared to watch these over and over again, because that’s where the beauty lies. The Alchemical Guitarist – Volume 1.

I learned more in two weeks about modes and their application with “TAG” than I did in the past twenty five years from other guitar methods.

For a person with basically no formal training like myself these DVDs provide are a treasure trove of information. One of Guitar World’s aclhemical popular instructors, Richard presents lessons on topics that include playing walking bass on the guitar, double pull-offs and hammer-ons in open position thirds, using aclhemical bends to make your playing mistake free, and much more.


As someone else mentioned, the columns are on the DVD, so you can put it in your computer and print it out. One caveat is that there are some mistakes here and there especially with the counting while playingand he tends to jump into certain subjects from the view of someone who knows a lot more rather than a beginner I’m talking about dealing with these concepts, not a beginner guitarist.

I don’t find using numbers in music helpful, it will just make you neurotic like poor Lloyd. Also Available Digitally Alfred Video. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: Super Shred Guitar Masterclass!

I was curious as to how he would come across as an instructor. July 1, Run Time: But he takes things further at times, including some of the fascinating history of the instrument.

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Some of the more intriguing ones on the first volume are: All Regions Aspect Ratio: Guitar World — Mastering Scales, Vol 1: The Alchemical Guitarist, Volume 2 presents 12 more of the instructional videos and accompanying lessons from Guitar World columnist Richard Lloyd.


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Showing of 10 reviews. I bought this DVD along with the follow up based on the reviews here and the only conclusion I can draw is the publishing company paid fans of Television to write reviews.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Learning to play the guitar is not exactly easy, but Lloyd manages to demystify the instrument for us. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

I get what he is doing with the numbers, intervals which he doesn’t explain, but, but, but in my opinion that is what your ears are for One person found this helpful.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. As a guitar instructor, Richard Lloyd teaches us the basics.

It’s then up to you to put those pieces back together as you apply them to the fretboard. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I disagree with this, guitarixt I do understand the point. Lloyd goes all guitqrist way back to BC and the discovery of the musical scale by Pythagoras. You May Also Like. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser. Paul Gilbert Presents Shred Alert!!!

I have learned a lot from the lessons, and enjoyed them immensely as well. Alfred Publishing Staff Actor Rated: