As one of the most unique and respected guitarists in the world, Allan Holdsworth has influenced countless others, including legendary artists like Frank Zappa, Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Alex Lifeson and Steve Vai. In this one-of-a-kind DVD, Allan performs seven electrifying tunes with his band, which features keyboardist Steve Hunt, bassist Skuli Sverrisson, and drummer Chad Wackerman. Allan breaks down his creative use of scales and chord voicings in this video, and offers insightful suggestions as to how to go about creating your own unique sounds and chord voicings based on his simple, yet revolutionary, concept for harmonizing scales in intervals other than traditional 3rds. See incredible close-up shots of Allan s amazing technique here, and enjoy the unique opportunity to learn from one of the all-time greats!
The first master pieces of Alfred Hitchcock. "The Ring" - A local prizefighter loses everything after being defeated by a champion in the ring and embarks on a quest to set up a rematch… and revenge. "The Manxman" - After mistaken reports of a young sailor's death who drives his fiancee into the arms of his best friend, the sailor returns home to face those who betrayed him. "Murder!" - An actress is sentenced to death after being convicted of murder, but an unconvinced juror sets out to find the real killer in time to save the innocent woman. "The Skin Game" - A poor family must resort to blackmail to get their land back after a wealthy land developer buys the family estate at an auction. "Rich And Strange" - A newly rich couple with marital problems find themselves stranded at sea after being swindled and must rekindle their love to survive the trip home.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is well known for its title sequence. The camera fades in on a simple line-drawing caricature of Hitchcock's rotund profile. As the program's theme music, Charles Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette, plays, Hitchcock appears in silhouette from the right edge of the screen, and then walks to center screen to eclipse the caricature. He then almost always says "Good evening." (The theme music for the show was suggested by Hitchcock's long-time musical collaborator, Bernard Herrmann.)