Dazzling Guitar Rags, Jazzy Tunes and Classic Blues
John James, Britain's premier ragtime guitarist and a consummate teacher and performer, leads you through the complexities of advanced chord shapes, moving bass lines, the use of harmonics, slides and bends, advanced melodic structure, and gives you pointers on how to arrange your own fingerpicking pieces.
These CD audio lessons move from the simpler to the more complex, but even the first tune in the set will be a delightful challenge to learning fingerpickers. The pieces include John's arrangements of traditional and original songs and instrumentals as well as fascinating and compelling pieces by Scott Joplin, Django Reinhardt, Mississippi John Hurt and others.
Songs: Victory Rag, Slow Drag, She's Got Something There, Head in the Clouds, Picture Rag, Silver Swan, Black and White Rag, Ragtime Millionaire, Tears, Blues for Felix, Jazzbo's Holiday, Pickles and Peppers, Frankie and Albert.
This exciting series in advanced fingerpicking and ragtime guitar covers an incredible amount of material and will teach you the techniques and repertoire you'll need to become a truly excellent fingerpicker.