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Fingerpicking Guitar


This book with online audio contains a wealth of time-honored songs arranged for beginning to intermediate guitarists. Many styles are covered including American standards, country songs, blues, hymns and spirituals, calypso, train songs, European standards, children's songs, Christmas songs, Stephen Foster songs, patriotic songs, light classical, and more. These great-sounding solos can be played on any 6 or 12-string guitar. The companion recording contains every song in the book played note-for-note. Includes access to online audio.

This book/audio set presents six complete songs and 19 licks and patterns (in both standard and open G tuning) in the styles of banjoists Earl Scruggs and Allen Shelton, and guitarists Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. (Also included is the 3-finger roll tour de force 'Strike It Rich' by 2001Winfield Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Richard Smith.) Written in standard notation and tablature, with fingerings, chord diagrams, and performance notes; a discography is included for further listening. The companion audio includes performances of all the songs, and the licks and patterns are demonstrated both slowly and up to tempo. For intermediate to advanced level guitarists. Includes access to online audio.

In this intimate DVD lesson, David presents some of his most popular arrangements. They vary from the folk blues 'Delia' to the popular gospel song 'Just a Closer Walk with Thee' to Bob Dylan's 'It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry' to Jerry Jeff Walker's 'Mr. Bojangles,' this last, featuring David's famous guitar solo. Includes nine great arrangements that will expand your repertoire as well as enhance your guitar-playing skills. Phrase by phrase, David teaches fingerpicking and flatpicking techniques. Vibrato, single-string runs, cross-picking, alternating bass, counterpoint lines, and finding the groove are all discussed in this outstanding DVD.

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Rolly Brown teaches an organized approach to exploring and combining rhythm,melody, and harmony to create fingerstyle guitar arrangements. This lesson includes numerous tips, tools and techniques, a look at approaching different musical styles and just enough theoretical knowledge to get you started at arranging your own versions of whatever sort of music you want to create on the guitar. Numerous examples are shown and discussed.Topics include: Arpeggiated rolling rhythm , Arranging for constant alternatebass , Chord choice and substitution , The essential tones concept , Arranging with a walking bass line , Bossa Nova rhythm , Ragtime , Fingerstyle blues , Original compositions. Tab/Music material is on the DVD as a PDF file.

Life is short! Music is important! Don't procrastinate about something you actuallywant to do! Go to guitar camp for a week. Go to jams and festivals! Music enriches your life! Do what you love! You'll be happier and healthier. You'll meet some wonderful people, one of whom may be yourself. Rolly Brown This lesson is designed to set you on the road to playing chordal swing and jazz guitar with thefreedom of an accomplished improvisor. It can help you hold a large repertoire of chords in your head, without recourse to chord dictionaries or other written material, and to then learn how these chords go together into sequences commonly found in swing and jazz standards and other music of the past century and beyond.
Material covered includes:
The simple 240 chord exercise: 3 minutes a day to develop a great chord repertoire.
The five stringsets for 4 note chord voicings.
The 3 basic chord families; how they work with each other, and how the art of chord substitution provides an infi nite amount of variability.
The 3 most common systems of chord progression and their variations.
How to start applying this material to actual tunes.

Tab/music material is on the DVD as a PDF file.

In this double DVD, Rolly Brown teaches you how to fi ngerpick the guitar from the ground up, starting with the most basiccomponents and, in a step-by-step method, marking the path from rank beginner to competent intermediate/advancedplayer. If you know a few basic chords on the guitar, then you're ready to start working with these DVDs. Also, if you'veplayed fi ngerstyle guitar for 20 years, but never quite gotten beyond playing specifi c arrangements of tunes, or if you feelthat there's still something missing in your playing, then you are also ready for these DVDs! Included are: The 4 Basic Building Blocks of Fingerpicking Combining the building blocks Pattern picking; a means, not an end Improvising melody while keeping the bass going Exploring the details of syncopation Detailed instruction and transcriptions for eleven note-for-note arrangementsof folk and blues tunes.Titles include: Old Kentucky Home, Careless Love, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Crow Jane, Gambler's Blues, Nobody KnowsYou When You're Down and Out, Make Me A Pallet, Angeline The Baker, Redwing, Shine On Harvest Moon, Rolly's Rag

In lesson Rolly gets you on the road to playing improvisationally over all manner of chord progressions. It will teach you how, with just a couple basic scales, you can understand how all of the twelve tones fi t into a framework for soloing, and, then, how you can develop great soloing chops without even thinking about scales.Material covered includes:
Major and Blues scales; the basic building blocks.
Understanding how each note sounds within a key signature by training your ear.
Altered and Hybrid Blues Scales, for more advanced ear training.
Pentatonic major scales for country/rock guitar.
How to approach solo fi ngerstyle Blues improvisation.
Rolly's 3 step process for non-scale soloing, based on chord shapes and arpeggios.
Chord melody playing.
Physical mechanisms for expressive soloing.
Making your music sound human.
Tab/music material is on the DVD as a PDF fi le.

Rolly Brown has been practicing the guitar for 50 years, and, in that time, he's developed a large armamentarium of tools to aid and motivate himself and his students. In this two hour DVD, starting with his rule of 'half work, half play', he shares many of these ideas, interspersed with teachings to help you better enjoy and understand music and the guitar from a simple 'nuts and bolts' point of view. Whatever style of music you play, you want ways of practicing rhythm, harmony, and melody, the 3 building blocks of music. Whether you flatpick or fingerpick, play bluegrass, jazz, or folk music; whether you're trying to learn your first F chord, or looking for a method of practicing arpeggios to inform your jazz solos, this video offers tools and advice to improve your playing.Topics include: On Creativity and Structuring Your Time , Scales and Modes , How To Rapidly Master New Chords , Arpeggios: Bridging the Gap Between Chords and Melody , Right Hand Technique , Using a Metronome , Practicing with Rhythm Tracks, Sample Practice Routines.Tab/Music material is on the DVD as a PDF file.

Direct from the master of guitar clinics, this 96-page book contains a plethora of topics based on Richard Gilewitz's experience of conducting fingerstyle guitar and sound seminars for nearly a decade in a variety of settings worldwide. Sections are built around the most frequently asked questions from players of all ages and skill level, with topics supported by written explanations, exercises, original music tablature and notation pieces, charts, and photographs.

Recommended for players and teachers of both 6 and 12-string guitar, this book provides encouragement and new avenues for growth for all students wishing to improve upon their life-long craft. The companion CD and 83-minute DVD provide a guide to discussion on learning slide, how to select a guitar, capos, metronomes, tuners, strings, composition, hand positions, practice methods, touring and recording tips, standard and open tunings, picking patterns, and more. Original compositions offered in tablature and notation include 'Dirt To Dust' with the new 'Gypsy Minor' introduction, 'Bilingual Fantasy', 'Jamaicalina', 'Pre Dawn Mourning', 'Echoing Gilewitz', 'Mrs. Firecracker's Place', and 'The Maison Blanche Exit Song'.

• 96-page book contains topics based on author's experience of conducting fingerstyle guitar seminars for nearly a decade
• Sections are built around the most frequently asked questions from students
• Topics supported by companion CD, DVD, written explanations, exercises, original music tablature and notation pieces, and charts

This book with online audio contains a wealth of time-honored songs arranged for beginning to intermediate guitarists. Many styles are covered including American standards, country songs, blues, hymns and spirituals, calypso, train songs, European standards, children's songs, Christmas songs, Stephen Foster songs, patriotic songs, light classical, and more. These great-sounding solos can be played on any 6 or 12-string guitar. The companion recording contains every song in the book played note-for-note. Includes access to online audio.

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