In this unique lesson David Laibman teaches two Classic Ragtime compositions: Red Carpet Rag and Scott Joplin’s 1899 famous Maple Leaf Rag. These are difficult arrangements but they are taught section by section, including split-screen segments, where you can see exactly what the left and right hands are doing. David explains fingerings, slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs, harmonics, and any other technical points. Also, complete music and tablature are included.
As David says often in the lesson, 'Fingerstyle guitar is a creative process, and there is no single right way to do things. I am always discovering new ways to play certain bits, and then wondering why it took me so long to find them. If the fingering of a passage seems difficult and you want to change it, go right ahead! Fingerings should work for the music, and for you. Above all, ragtime should be fun. Enjoy!'
A detailed printed tab/music instructional booklet is included as well as a PDF file of the booklet on the DVD.