These two lessons will challenge you and help bring your guitar chops to new levels!
Whether he's teaching his arrangement of a classic pop tune or one of his own compositions, Pete's style is clear, methodical and personable as he imparts invaluable musical knowledge and innumerable playing tips. An engaging and accomplished instructor, Pete makes his dramatic performance pieces accessible and fun to learn for aspiring players.
Lesson 1: Pete starts with the lyrical Lennon/McCartney tune And I Love Her, played on a nylon string guitar. This richly textured but relatively easy piece will get you set up for the challenges that follow.
Next, Pete takes the classic Steely Dan song Josie and builds up a powerful rendition complete with moving bass parts, jazz chord formations and a funky groove that doesn't quit. Then it's on to Brown Bomber, Pete's fingerpicking tour de force that will give you an incredible workout while you learn cascading runs across the entire range of the fingerboard. Switching to a flatpick and DADGAD tuning, Pete teaches Catch and Release, the title tune to one of his popular CDs and one that is rich in a variety of ear-catching guitar sounds.
Lesson 2: Pete starts out by teaching his Merle Travis-inspired chord/melody arrangement of the great Gershwin tune I Got Rhythm. His exciting version features lightning-fast fingerpicking and a total left hand workout. Things calm down a bit as you learn Pete's somewhat easier "Chet-style" fingerpicking tune Darcy's Guitar. Then you're off and running again, this time with an in-depth teaching of Pete's most requested tune, the showstopper, The Santa Rita Connection. McGuire's Landing in DADGAD brings us back to a mellow Celtic mood. Tommy in the Morning, written by Pete for fellow fingerpicker Tommy Emmanuel, and the lovely hymn On Eagles' Wings, played in James Taylor's evocative style, round out this terrific DVD lesson.
"This new Pete Huttlinger DVD is absolutely FANTASTIC! One of the best I have seen, and probably the best 30 bucks I've ever spent on guitar instruction (a close second being the Solo Arrangements #1 from Pete). Pete is an incredible player, teacher and arranger, that's obvious, but what I especially appreciate is the split screen showing both the left hand and right hand technique closeup in great detail. Also, the video quality on this DVD is particularly outstanding, really high quality - almost approaching film quality! Thanks for producing such a great instructional DVD!" - Robert Arpino