Item Number: EI.TF06142
OK, admit it... you secretly covet fingerstyle skills but won't go public with it 'cause you've given it a go in the past and you're pretty darn sure that you just don't have the requisite ambidexterity and finger/thumb coordination to pull it off. And since you can't juggle either it all sorta makes sense. So, no big deal â?? there's lots of music you can play with a pick but still, deep down inside, you know that the guitar is a polyphonic instrument and jeez, if you could only... STOP! Anyone can learn to play fingerstyle. Yes, even you. It's simply a matter of repetition, muscle memory and solid instruction. If you promise to take on the repetition, your muscles will handle the memorization, and Muriel Anderson will provide the solid instruction with 1-2-3 Fingerstyle Guitar. Square deal? 1-2-3 Fingerstyle Guitar is designed for intermediate to advanced flat-pick players who are ready to throw down that pick for a while to finally get a handle on fingerstyle. That's the secret ingredient of this study program â?? it's a beginning fingerstyle course NOT a beginners course. You won't be bogged down working through a ton of remedial instruction.
Guitar Lab's innovative learning systems employ a hands-on approach where students "play" their way through the curriculum using learning tools such as PIP video, practice rhythm tracks, and interactive tab and notation, which allows the student to play along with the tab and notation, at any tempo, without change in pitch.
Hands-On Learning Tools
* Text Lesson Guide
* Standard Notation
* Guitar Tab
* Guitar Pro Files
* Practice Rhythm Tracks
* Bonus Material
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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
One of the world's foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. She is founder of the All Star Guitar Night and the Music for Life Alliance charity. She has recorded with country legend Chet Atkins, performed in New York with Les Paul, at Chicago's Orchestra Hall with the Chicago Symphony and in Tennessee with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Her "Heartstrings" cassette traveled into space, accompanying astronaut Susan Helms for 2.3 million miles on the space shuttle "Discovery." Muriel's music can also be heard in Woody Allen's film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She enjoys touring as is evidenced by her "photos from the road" and "recipes from the road" on her website. Her recent projects include the "Harp Guitars Under the Stars" CD with John Doan, and she plans to continue touring and recording with German duo TIERRA NEGRA. Their CD together, "New World Flamenco," has been met with rave reviews.
Muriel fell in love with the guitar at an early age and learned every style available to her, beginning with folk, bluegrass, and then jazz in high school. She received a degree in music from DePaul University and went on to study with classical virtuoso Christopher Parkening and with Nashville legend Chet Atkins. She has composed music since about age five, and has written solo instrumentals and vocals, choral and orchestral compositions.
Her facility across the genres of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. Her unique approach to the instrument virtually transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Japanese koto, then a Bluegrass band, one minute launching into a Beatles' tune and the next, Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez. Touring in the USA and internationally year round, she continually amazes audiences with her technique and endears them with her sense of humor. Recently she has teamed up with Germany's finest Flamenco Nuevo duo, TIERRA NEGRA, adding a new dimension and excitement to her music.