10 Easy-to-Play Classics
Tom Rush has always had an uncanny knack for finding - and writing -wonderful songs, many of which have continued to be played and re-interpreted by new generations of musicians. Play along with him as he personally teaches you ten of the memorable songs and guitar arrangements that have long made him one of America's most beloved performers.
You'll learn Tom Rush originals (No Regrets, Rockport Sunday, River Song), Joni Mitchell hits (Urge for Going, Circle Game), traditional folk and blues songs (Drop Down Mama, Diamond Joe, Panama Limited), Geoff Muldaur's instrumental Mole's Moan and Murray McLaughlin's compelling and timeless Child's Song. As a bonus, Tom closes the lesson with a hilarious performance of the song Remember?.
Tom performs these great songs in standard and various open tunings. He then carefully outlines the fingerpicking and flatpicking skills, chord changes, slide playing and other elements that help bring out the essence of each piece.
Players at all levels will learn essential techniques that can be used as a springboard for enhancing all your guitar accompaniments and arrangements.
"Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences." -- James Taylor
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"The Tom Rush DVD arrived Friday last. I've been glued to it every since. What a wonderful piece of music making. Tom is very self deprecating about his guitar playing - take it from me it is wonderful. The best renditions of Circle Game I've ever heard. Child's Song and No Regrets are equally moving. Great stuff - keep it coming!!" -- Jim Devlin
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"The first time I ever heard a guitar tuned in open tuning, it was Tom Rush playing "Panama Limited." It changed my life. On How I Play (Some of) My Favorite Songs, Rush demonstrates what makes his playing so special. His teaching is perfect for beginning acoustic guitarists.... He knows how to break a song down so you can work on the smallest details of his playing style.... Even if you don't plan to hit the folk club circuit, How I Play (Some of) My Favorite Songs contains more than a few nuggets that can be mined and incorporated into any style of playing." -- Vintage Guitar