10 Songs to Get Your Playing in Shape
You’ve been at the guitar for a while but now you want to get out and play at an open mic or even in a professional performance. You need to develop a set, get your playing chops together, build a repertoire and acquire the skills needed to get your songs and guitar instrumentals across to an audience.
In two hours of detailed instruction, Steve Kaufman provides invaluable drills, licks, scales, chords and exercises to help with your guitar technique, plus solid advice that will get you primed for solo performing.
You’ll learn arrangements for ten beautiful and challenging tunes in a variety of acoustic genres - folk, country, bluegrass, Celtic and a “show tune” - that range from easy- to advanced-intermediate levels. Steve teaches primarily in his trademark flatpicking style, but he includes two fingerpicking pieces as well. Throughout, he guides you through the finer points of playing, arranging and performing each of the tunes.
Flatpicking: Amazing Grace. The Water is Wide, Randall Collins, Lament for Lowrie O'da Lea, Blue Ridge Mountain Blues, Celtic Medley, Alabama Jubilee, June Apple. Fingerpicking: Freight Train and Grandfather's Clock.
"Just got through watching your latest 2 hour instructional DVD “A Guitarists Guide to Solo Arranging and Performing”, and I have to say it’s the best DVD yet. Anyone who wants to learn all of the finer points on how to perform “Solo” Flatpicking or Fingerpicking style absolutely needs to get this DVD. Thanks again, Steve!!!!" - Andy Garrett
"I don't think I've seen anything like this for acoustic guitarists: a DVD that teaches you how to prepare for a solo performance. This has been sorely needed, and it anyone knows how to prepare for a solo gig, it's Steve Kaufman. At two hours this is also a great bargain.... Highly recommended for medium to advanced players who want to get more across to an audience." - Bluegrass Unlimited