Stefan Grossman: Fingerpicking Country Blues Gospel Guitar

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Author: Stefan Grossman
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Music from the church always featured in the repertoires of Country Blues Guitarists. In this lesson we explore several styles of fingerpicking gospel tunes. We start with playing in the key of C and two well known songs played in the style of Mississippi John Hurt and Elizabeth Cotten. We then tackle I'll Fly Away which introduces a new right hand technique that combines fingerstyle with strumming. This technique will add a different texture to your playing. We then begin to explore playing in open tunings and Just a Closer Walk with Thee played in an Open G Tuning. We then go to an Open D tuning to learn Death Come Creeping and Will the Circle Be Unbroken.

Two bonus sections are included. The first demonstrates how to change your Guitar strings so that they will not slip. The second is an audio section that features recordings showing variations and other approaches to the tunes taught.

A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen.

Titles include: I Am A Pilgrim, What a Friend We Have In Jesus, I'll Fly Away, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Death Come Creeping and Will The Circle Be Unbroken.
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 26 April 2010
Length: 100
Language: English
Catalogue No: SGGW996

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          hampton middx GB
          very well explained &demonstrated on dvd
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          Published on: 22 March 2016