On "Fingerpicking And Open Tunings", Adrian Legg takes an in-depth look at some of the more intriguing open tunings for acoustic guitar plus a variety of trailblazing effects. "Frailing" for guitar, Celtic-style playing, DADGAD tuning, open G tuning, dynamics, attack, advanced hammer and pull techniques and even Scottish bagpipe effects - all these and much more make this DVD an exceptionally rewarding lesson from a British guitar master. "Fingerpicking And Open Tunings" also features a new introduction by Woody Mann.
Jazz and blues guitarist Woody Mann learned from legendary Rev. Gary Davis and then played and recorded with Son House, Bukka White and John Fahey. He has performed throughout the world, recorded over a dozen CDs, and is an internationally renowned guitar teacher.
For the first time the legendary Hot Licks classic video titles are available on DVD, making it even easier to learn with top players... right in your own home!
You'll never miss a note! You see the music and the tablature on screen as it's being played! All right and left hand techniques are shown in close up and with helpful split-screen effects to make learning easy. Also features slow motion segments with standard pitch sound.
Special DVD features include: Booklet, Dolby Digital Stereo, Subtitles (Spanish, French, German, Italian), Artist Biography, Selected Discography, Suggested Listening.
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Since the 1990 release of his first U.S. recording "Guitars and Other Cathedrals", Adrian Legg has more than lived up to the expectations stirred by an ongoing avalanche of praise from critics, fans, top guitar mags and peers alike. Joe Satriani once said, "He's simply the best acoustic guitar player I've ever heard - he plays like he has hammers for fingers." The accolades have come nonstop since "Guitars and Other Cathedrals", the first of five releases on Relativity Records, tweaked the ears of guitar fans everywhere in 1990. 1993's "Wine, Women and Waltz" was selected by the readers of Guitar Player magazine as Best Overall Guitar Album in the 1994 Reader's Poll. He earned Best Acoustic Album in this same poll in 1992 and 1993, respectively, for "Guitar For Mortals" (1992) and "Mrs. Crowe's Blue Waltz" (1993). Readers of England's Guitarist magazine voted Legg Acoustic Guitarist of the Decade in the magazine's 10 th anniversary poll. Over the years, he's played at the Montreux Jazz Festival and toured with Richard Thompson, David Lindley, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and as part of the G3 Tour featuring Satriani, Johnson and Favored Nations founder Steve Vai.
He's also shared the wealth of his talent and experience with three teaching videos ("Beyond Acoustic Guitar", "Fingerpicking & Open Tunings", "How To Cheat At Guitar") and two books - the technical "Customizing Your Electric Guitar" (Music Sales Corporation) and the musical "Pickin' and Squintin'" (Cherry Lane Music), a collection of Legg's guitar compositions in tablature and standard notation. In recent years, he has also been a commentator at large for National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and more recently, regular listeners have heard his guitar versions of the show's theme music.