Based on his popular book published by Acoustic Guitar magazine, David Hamburger's DVD lessons provide a comprehensive examination of the two most essential fingerstyle approaches: Travis picking and steady-bass blues style. He teaches each concept and follows it up with a classic song or instrumental from the blues, country, folk and ragtime traditions, then progresses, lesson-by-lesson, as powerful new techniques - blues scales, walking bass lines, chord substitutions, double stops, moves up the neck and lots more - are added. Fingerpicking is one of the most sought-after, intriguing and challenging of all acoustic guitar techniques.
In this comprehensive three-lesson set, Martin Simpson shows how he uses a variety of tunings to achieve a broad spectrum of musical and emotional effects. You'll learn his beautiful arrangements for Irish Airs, American banjo pieces, Scottish fiddle tunes and traditional English songs. While teaching these songs, Martin reveals his ideas about guitar musicianship and chord theory; how to get good tone; techniques for moving up and down the neck; the uses of movable scales and chords, hammers and pulls, harmonics. These videos will inspire guitarists of all levels and styles!
This superb DVD includes a selection of easy to absorb lessons that are designed to teach the beginner guitarist some of the essential basics of Fingerstyle Acoustic guitar playing. These guitar lessons are designed to get the beginning guitarist playing fingerstyle guitar using a variety of patterns that can be applied to any style of music. The beauty of playing fingerstyle is that it allows the guitarist to play a melody and a bass line at the same time, making the guitar sound like a complete instrument in much the way a piano does.