Peter Huttlinger's amazing guitar technique was developed over the years through good practice and exercise regimens. As a guitar teacher with more than sixteen years experience, he knows that the most important thing players need is guidance in their practicing routine.
This is a lesson that will benefit all guitarists, regardless of the level you are starting from. Pete's invaluable advice and insider's tips will help you improve your timing, strengthen your hands and play with precision, speed, power and rhythmic sophistication.
By following this method, you'll learn how to isolate the problem phrases in a piece of music, use a metronome to build solid rhythm, increase your picking speed (flatpick or finger style), train your 'muscle theory', and lean how to manage your practice times for sure results. Pete provides numerous scales and exercises to help you gain fingerboard knowledge, limber your fingers and develop right-and left-hand coordination. Finally, you'll put it all to practical use by learning to conquer a dazzling instrumental, The Monaghan Jig. Pete takes the piece apart phrase, showing you how to get spectacular results using his practice methods.
Over the years, Peter Huttlinger has established himself as a topnotch session player, composer, arranger, songwriter and sideman. The Berklee graduate has been a featured artist with the San Diego and Houston 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 Winkfield, Kansas. Pete toured, recorded and performed with John Denver from 1984 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.