Pianist Denny Zeitlin has the distinction—among many others—of having written one of the loveliest of loves songs: "Love Theme From Invasion of the Bodysnatchers." The tune can be heard in its unadorned beauty on Zeitlin's Precipice (Sunnyside Records, 2010), the recording of an extraordinarily beautiful and adventurous solo concert. The original version of the tune, from the soundtrack of the 1978 movie, Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1978)—a masterful remake of the classic 1954 science fiction film—was Zeitlin's lone effort at writing for film. Hired originally to do a "jazz" score, Zeitlin found it necessary—when plans changed—to convince the powers-that-be that he was indeed capable of writing music for symphony orchestra and electronics—the then-new-on-the scene synthesizers.
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.