Fingerstyle Guitar: Lessons in Technique and Creativity
(Book). Crafted by an expert guitarist, this unique approach to fingerstyle guitar does away with useless jargon and overly technical explanations, encouraging players to tap into their natural playing instincts and find their own voice. Covering topics ranging from technique to visualization, this is an indispensable guide aimed at teaching effective articulation, altered tunings, composition and structure, accompaniment patterns, and idea development. Lessons exploring motor memory, body awareness, concentration development, and anxiety control will maximize your growth, as will the many exercises that lead to original compositions. In interviews with guitarists such as Pierre Bensusan, Laurence Juber, Peter Finger, Don Ross and Dale Miller, the author explores such essential topics as tone, posture, hand position, and composition. And on the accompanying CD, Gore performs many of the book's exercises and etudes in his own captivating style.
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HOLDING THE GUITAR
THE HOLY GRAIL TONE PRODUCTION
TONE COLOR AND DYNAMICS
STRING STOPPING AND SHIFTING ACCENTS
HAMMERONS AND PULLOFFS
ALTERNATING RIGHTHAND FINGERS
COMPOSITION AND CREATIVITY
PRACTICE AND STAGE FRIGHT
BUILDING FRETBOARD KNOWLEDGE IN ALTERED TUNINGS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ON THE CD
altered tunings Andrew York angle of attack approach arpeggios balance bass and accompaniment cadences CHAPTER chord changes classical composing composition creative DADGAD develop Don Ross dynamics effective example continues exercises extended technique f f f fingerstyle guitar free stroke fret fretboard knowledge guitar strap guitar top H P H P H hammer-ons hand placement Harmonic Slap holding the guitar HP H index finger involved Laurence Juber lead lines left-hand fingers let ring measures melody memorable motif neck pattern Peppino D'Agostino percussion Peter Finger phrase piece Pierre Bensusan plectrum pluck harmonics plucking the strings posture practice pull-offs rest stroke ring finger SHIFTING ACCENTS sing solo song sound soundhole stage fright standard tuning steel-string guitar String Stop structure tendons tension thumb pick thumb slap TONE COLOR Variation and repetition virtuosic voices volume wrist