This in-depth instructional video series by Hal Leonard Publishing is interspersed with performance clips that take you up close with Les Paul for a fun, humorous and incredibly educational view into the awesome world of music as seen by one of the truly great guitarists, musicians and innovators of all times.
The legendary Les Paul was the inventor of the electric guitar, the #1 instrument in the world, as well as the multi-track recorder. He was also an innovator of multi-track recording techniques that revolutionized the recording industry. Lastly, he was a master of the trademark style and sound that dominated the jazz charts with hit after hit throughout the 40's and 50's.
In addition to his inventions, Les performed in renowned jazz concerts as well as for live radio and television audiences. He and wife Mary were the stars of the popular and classic radio and television show of the '50's, "The Les Paul Mary Ford Show," where Les frequently tried new ideas and inventions that later became standards for the recording industry.
If you're into guitar or recording, or both, this is the perfect opportunity to get the point of view of a true master musician and studio tech... Watch "Les Paul" today!
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Submitted 2 years ago
Les Paul RULES
Sat down to watch this at about 12:00am, after playing my guitar for about 4 hours. Normally, I'll watch a movie as I am tired of the music thang after a long session in the studio. Whoa! This is one of the coolest things I have watched. Not in the normal "tutorial" way... it's more on the inspirational side. Guitarist? Keyboardist? Bassist? Drummer? Watch it man. Totally awesome.
I am a: Hobbyist
Submitted 2 years ago
Les Paul the greatest.
LOVED it, you see him playing in the club, see old TV shows back in the day. My favorite chapters are 7-8-9. Les explains his techniques for recording back then, <example> Mary Ford (wife) and Les recorded 24 tracks but.... "one" mistake and you had to start all over (lots of humor here). Also Les explains some of his inventions (with a lot of humor). If you're a fan of Les Paul or a guitarist, you're in for a treat.
I am a: Musician, Hobbyist
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