Delta Blues, Gospel, New Orleans, Ragtime & early jazz guitar lessons Virtuoso acoustic wizard and fingerstyle master, Tim Sparks presents Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues, an insightful exploration of Early Americana Roots music and intensive fingerstyle study program for intermediate and advanced students. Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues covers Delta Blues, Country Gospel, New Orleans, Ragtime, Early Jazz and the most amazing version of "The Mississippi Blues" that we've ever seen performed or heard here at TrueFire.
Learn how to construct compelling fingerstyle blues performances. Nicolo Paganini and Robert Johnson sold their souls to the devil. That’s a pretty high price to pay to master one’s instrument. We can certainly sympathize with their urgency because who wants to spend twenty or more years shedding day and night? Who has that kind of time any more? So hey, to each his own.
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.
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.
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.