Six month, home study course with a 40 page workbook in both tab and notation with six "Work Along" audio CDs.
Rich will teach you a variety of great sounding fingerstyle arrangements ranging from a lower intermediate level to advanced. While learning these tunes Rich will explain and demonstrate how to play different sounding styles of fingerstyle guitar from Jerry Reed and Chet to classical and Joe Pass. Each measure is carefully rehearsed to help you play contrasting melody with moving bass lines and grab new chord voicings. Each tune uses a different method of the bass line treatment, either walking, pedal or alternating. Some pieces are difficult to learn but well worth the effort as “It’s all you” and you don’t need a band to perform them.
LESSON 1 "AIN'T MISBEHAVIN" AND "MISTY" Learn a great Fats Waller bluesy style standard with a great walking bass line. LESSON 2 "STUDY IN D" 'Fernando Sor's beautiful romantic, classical piece, great for beginners. A harmonic analysis included. Good on nylon or electric guitar. LESSON 3 JERRY REED Two Jerry Reed solo classics. Down home melodies with walking bass lines make them fun and amazing. No wonder Chet Atkins recorded them. LESSON 4 "WILLOW WEEP FOR ME" This great old standard has bridged generations. Walking bass line and solo section using a harmonized blues scale. LESSON 5 "LADY MADONNA" AND ELEANOR RIGBY" Two Beatle classics arranged in intermediate to difficult level. The bass line under the melodies develops thumb independence. Amaze listeners with these duo guitar sounding arrangements. LESSON 6 "THE ENTERTAINER" The Scott Joplin classic from the "Sting" is a must for a solo guitarist. Each phrase carefully rehearsed to help learn this difficult piece. Once mastered, impressing listeners with this piece will be reward for your hard work.