Chris Smither: Six Outstanding Fingerpicking Arrangements

DVDs / Videos | Guitar

Publisher: Homespun
Artist: Chris Smither
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Chris Smither's foot-tapping high-groove guitar style and blues-inflected songs have kept him in the top ranks of singer/songwriters for four decades. On this DVD lesson he shows you how he uses his alternating thumb and two-finger picking, along with a variety of left hand techniques, to create the rhythmic drive and distinctive harmonies that distinguish his unique arrangements.

No Love Today (The Fruit And Vegetable Song), a rich evocation of old New Orleans street life, is one of Chris' most requested songs; Drive You Home Again, a moody minor-key blues, is the title song of one of his best-selling CDs; Bob Dylan's titanic Visions Of Johanna gets a new treatment; the humorous Get A Better One features infectious single note riffs against a steady bass groove; Leave The Light On is joyous, straight-ahead fingerpicking in open D; Lightnin' Hopkins' 'spooky' Blues In The Bottle is played and taught on both 12-string and 6-string guitars.

Chris' wry humour and deep understanding of traditional styles help to make this an outstanding guitar lesson for all fingerpicking enthusiasts.
ISBN: 9781597731799
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 12 October 2006
Length: 90
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00641999