Let Paul Pigat (aka Cousin Harley) take you on a fun, easily accessible lesson through the techniques of Hillbilly Fingerstyle incorporating the styles of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore and Lenny Breau. This lesson is for the intermediate/advanced player. 'Paul Pigat is not only a great player but man, what a fantastic instructor!!!' A student's praise for Paul's Rockabilly Guitar DVD. Students who purchased Paul's Rockabilly Guitar DVD have been begging us for another lesson from this gifted musician and teacher.
In this double DVD set, I teach a wide array of folk blues arrangements. You will study playing in various tunings, i.e. Standard, Dropped D, DADGAD, Open D and Open C tunings. The songs range from popular blues and rags to old-time mountain ballads. All are taught phrase by phrase and the movements of both the left and right hands are clearly illustrated on the split screens. As an extra bonus, original old recordings from the 1920s and 1930s are included so that you can hear the roots from where these tunes derived.
For some time now I have periodically made transcriptions of early pieces mainly for my own enjoyment. My own interest in early music runs parallel to my interest in Western folk music. It was intriguing to consider the characteristics that are common in both. I discovered that even whole pieces, thought to exist only in manuscript, occasionally cropped up remarkably intact in current folk playing, and instruments long assumed silent were found to be still sounding in remote areas of Europe. I began by taking a medieval dance tune and treating it as I would a jig or reel, or drawing on contrapuntal practice in making arrangements of folk songs. In this video lesson I present five of these arrangements that I hope you will enjoy. John Renbourn. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.
The blues has always been spiced with suggestive metaphors. This collection of bawdy blues songs celebrates the off-color blues repertoire. Fred shows you how to accompany yourself singing the songs, and how to fingerpick an instrumental version of each one. His easy-going instructional style, his tips on playing the arrangements, and his slowed-down, split-screen performances of each tune make learning easy. All the arrangements are written out in tab and music as well.
10 original fingerstyle compositions with a variety of feels and melodic approaches. 100 + minutes of video lessons.
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.