Ian, I'm glad to see you back here. Best of luck for your starting up again.
A couple things:
1) Most likely, my very unhelpful response is going to be the only one you get here. All the guitar members here have migrated over to Steve's new forum, Guitar Gathering. I highly recommend that you join us over there, post your question, and you will undoubtedly get many more intelligent responses than mine.
2) I have "ripped" all of the videos from the L&MG DVD's to my hard drive and then I use a program called Video Surgeon to view them. This approach has a couple obvious hurdles to it but I have found this, once past the hurdles, to be a very powerful learning tool.
Those hurdles are:
a. You have to get the videos to your hard drive. There are software programs to do this. I use WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. There I go spending more of your money but it is only $39. Or you can probably find some friend to do this.
b. Video Surgeon is not cheap. But I have found it to be just about an indispensable learning tool. Once you load the video into Video Surgeon you can slow it down, and, most importantly to me, loop certain sections of it. I am currently working S13, "Playing the Blues". At the end of it Steve has some exercises working the chord changes in a 12 bar blues, the I, IV, and V chords. You'll learn about this . I have a loop set up where I slowed it down at first and then just played it over and over gradually upping the speed until I got to 100%.
This doesn't answer your question of just how do I play the #$%^ dvd! I realize that. But it is an alternative, admittedly a somewhat more involved one. Go to Guitar Gathering and you'll get a lot better answers.
Guitars: 2013 PRS Paul's, 1972 Gibson ES-325 (Used by Steve on Live Lesson March 29, 2016), 2012 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, 2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe, 2015 Epiphone Casino Coupe, Walden G740CE, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica
Amps: Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Boss Eband JS-8, Fender Mustang Floor multi-effects amp, Line 6 POD HD500X
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L&M The Song Hits:
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L&M Blues Guitar: not started yet.
L&M Guitar Set Up and Maintenance: not started yet.
Piles & Piles of other stuff I've purchased and not started yet!