One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson has performed and recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Her recent CD Nightlight Daylight has already won 11 national awards and Muriel is also the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.
In this second lesson on Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar, Tony McManus explores all the dance rhythms of Scottish music, with its pipe-marches, strathspeys, single and double jigs, slip jigs and reels. Three unusual tunings are presented: CGCGCD, CGDGCD and DAAEAE. These tunings are used to better maintain the integrity of the music and Tony has been notably successful in translating the complex music of the highland bagpipes to the guitar. The idea and playing of sets is presented as well as further exploration of ornamentation techniques.
Tony McManus is an adept master of Celtic fingerstyle guitar, both in terms of adapting Celtic music to the guitar, and in its performance - presenting all its intricacies, graces, and frills, yet at the same time maintaining the pace and drive which characterizes the style of this music. In this first lesson, Tony discusses in detail the importance of ornamentations and triplets in Celtic music and how this can be technically achieved. He illustrates these ideas with several melodies played in a Dropped D tuning. This is followed by a discussion of scales and fingerings and playing reels in the DADGAD tuning. This is a challenging lesson for the fingerstyle guitar student interested in learning Celtic music from one of the finest players of this idiom.
This collection of traditional music from Ireland and Scotland arranged for solo guitar is the result of a passionate study of the tradition by some of the finest musicians playing in this genre. Compiled by Stefan Grossman, this book includes arrangements by Pierre Bensusan, El McMeen, Martin Simpson, Pat Kirtley, Duck Baker, Tom Long & Steve Baughman. Looking back less than a century you would find this music performed on fiddle, pipes, button accordion, flutes and whistles, in solo and ensemble settings, but never guitar, even in its basic role of providing rhythm. The challenge for those who attempt to translate Celtic traditional music for fingerstyle guitar is to preserve the unique qualities which are the essence of the style. The popularity of alternate tunings in this music tends to come from two different directions.
The highly successful guitar course by Dutch fingerstyle maestro Eltjo Haselhoff. For complete beginners and advanced players who want to learn fingerstyle guitar. Eltjo's clear, step-by-step lessons not only teach the student how to efficiently learn to play fingerstyle - this course also pays a lot of attention to the mindset you need to become a great guitar player, and how to proceed yourself, without the help of others. A fun and highly motivating course.
Al Petteway continues his excellent lesson with five beautiful and evocative guitar instrumentals in the Celtic style. This time, he covers songs and effects that can be attained through a variety of tunings, including standard, dropped-D, open G and low C. Al shows you how to create your own arrangements by finding the melody within the chord structure, then fleshing it out with pipe-like drone notes, chord substitutions, moving bass lines, the rhythmic "Scottish Snap" and other Celtic-sounding elements. Embellishment techniques_right hand rolls, hammers, pull-offs, etc._help you turn basic tunes into elegant guitar pieces.
Grammy Award winning guitarist and acclaimed author Mark Hanson shares his arranging strategies for fingerstyle solo guitar, with the express purpose of teaching you to arrange your own solos! He won a Grammy for his arranging and playing contributions to the Henry Mancini Pink Guitar recording.
Most beginners believe that they need to know how to read music, understand theory, struggle through boring exercises and learn hundreds of chords to play fingerstyle guitar. NOT SO! Guitar is the most popular instrument on the planet because it's the easiest instrument to learn how to play. Thousands of popular songs can be played with just a few chords and a couple of fingerpicking patterns. Learn those few chords and fingerpicking patterns, along with the basics of holding and tuning a guitar and you too will be able to play hundreds of your favorite songs. And that's what Jump Start Fingerstyle is all about - a quick, easy, fun and interactive approach for learning how to play fingerstyle guitar.
With this 10-disc set (9 DVDs and 1 CD), guitar master Steve Krenz shows you how to play beautifully and cleanly using his tried and true fingerstyle method. Each session is accompanied by both a beginner and an advanced workshop session. Best of all, you'll learn more than just technique. Steve teaches you how to arrange songs on your own for fingerstyle guitar. Imagine playing your favorites for family and friends, even if you've never heard them played fingerstyle before. You'll cover basic through advanced techniques in classical, jazz, Merle Travis style and more.