Arrangements for Solo Acoustic Guitar 2 - more instrumentals from a national champion.
Pete Huttlinger continues his exploration of the guitar arrangements that have won him accolades throughout the acoustic guitar world - and a National Fingerstyle Championship! An engaging and accomplished instructor, Pete brings his spectacular playing with dramatic performance pieces that are as challenging as they are fun to learn.
Pete starts out by teaching his Merle Travis-inspired chord/melody arrangement of the great Gershwin tune I Got Rhythm. His exciting version features lightening-fast fingerpicking and a total left hand workout.
Things calm down a bit as you learn Pete's somewhat easier 'Chet-style' fingerpicking tune Darcy's Guitar. Then you're off and running again, this time with an in-depth teaching of Pete's most requested tune, the showstopper, The Santa Rita Connection.
McGuire's Landing in DADGAD brings us back to a mellow Celtic mood. Tommy In The Morning, written by Pete for fellow fingerpicker Tommy Emmanuel, and the lovely hymn On Eagles' Wings, played in James Taylor's evocative style, round out this terrific DVD lesson.
Over the years, Peter Huttlinger has established himself as a top-notch session player, composer, arranger, songwriter and sideman. The Berklee graduate has been a featured artist with the San Diego and Housten symphonies and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and has performed on numerous Grammy winning and nominated projects. In 2000 he won first place in the prestigious National Fingerstyle Championship in Winfield, Kansas. Pete toured, recorded and performed with John Denver from 1994 until the singer's death in 1997. He has also written music for HBO, PBS, ESPN, and many other networks. His 2003 release Naked Pop is on Steve Vai's Favored Nations label.