The title, "The Basics and Beyond" is a misnomer. In no way does Brozman cover any lap slide basics. If you already play lap slide in another format, this dvd may be helpful in learning blues style slide but if you are a slide beginner or even intermediate, pass on it. It provides no exercises, no basic material to work on--it goes right to advanced level playing. In my opinion, Brozman is not a very good teacher--he goes over stuff to fast in too little detail, provides no connective material or exercises. He's a fine musician, he just can't teach. Maybe this dvd will be useful to me someday but not now.