Cool Legato Phrases DVD

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews )



  • Digital Patterns
  • Arpeggio Sequences
  • Arpeggio Sequences with a 2, 5, 1
  • Pentatonic Sequences
  • 313313 Pentatonics
  • 313 Pentatonic Maneuvers
  • 313313 Arpeggio
  • Hybrids
  • Heptatonics
  • 313214 Arpeggios
  • String Skipping Arpeggios
  • String Skipping Arpeggio Extensions




In this one hour video I cover ideas that I use to melodically navigate the neck. These ideas are based on sequencing short musical phrases using the legato technique. Additionally, I share with you some approaches for playing liquidy smooth, long arpeggio and pentatonic phrases. I also show you how I add right handed hammer-ons and pull-offs using the two fingers of my picking hand to extend these phrases.

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Weight 5 oz

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6 reviews for Cool Legato Phrases DVD

  1. 5 out of 5

    Probably watch this video everyday, great sounding legato licks, and they all sound very musical, actually they sound awesome anywhere in a fusion, rock, blues, or 80s metal setting so their pretty useful everywhere in my opinion. Most of the licks are incredibly hard though especially the arpeggios in the end. I've been practicing licks of this for 4 months now.

  2. 5 out of 5

    mind blowing and very challanging playing

  3. 5 out of 5

    This was the first video i bought of Derryls and i was hooked! Liquid smooth legato phrasing. This video completely changed the way i view moving through scales. There is enough material to keep you busy for ages. My favorite video of Derryls!

  4. 5 out of 5

    I bought this DVD in 2004-ish (I believe), back when Derryl first started selling these. I was as mystified as I am now why every guitar player and musician, really, doesn't have this! I was in music college. My jazz teacher was just getting me into these concepts, and I was having the hardest time getting it (being he is a saxophone player), thanks to this DVD it made it easier for a knuckle-head to get awesome harmony AND technique concepts together. It really goes to show you how great of a communicator and teacher Derryl is. Any success as a guitarist and musician, Derryl's video is one of the big contributors. It is really fantastic and recommend it to any guitarist, there is most definitely a learning curve, but as most things in life it's worth the effort. -Fish

  5. 5 out of 5

    I purchased the "Cool Legato phrases". Some of the stuff in there was technically too advanced for me. However, I focused on the arpeggio material (and believe me, that alone was enough for a few months of practice), twisted it around to match what I like to play and I can say it really took my phrasing to the next level. It both improved my technique and opened my mind to other things I had not thought of playing. Clearly in my top 3 buys in guitar education.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Greetings from Sri Lanka. I've bought this and cool legato phrases 2 dvd. Derryl is one of the top guitarist and teachers in the world. You won't find the stuff he teaches in any other lesson. Besides it's a treat to watch him play. Thanks Derryl.

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