Traditional hymns, with their resonant melodies, rich harmonic structures and deep messages of faith and inspiration, have been joyfully passed down through the ages. Guitar virtuoso and renowned teacher Pete Huttlinger has taken seven carefully chosen pieces and has arranged them for intermediate fingerstyle guitarists. These beautiful songs of faith can be played in family gatherings, worship services, solo performances or in any other setting.
Pete shows you how to find the melody notes, then works through the chord inversions, harmony lines, bass tones and other elements that fill out the instrumental arrangement. Many of these songs are set in dropped D tuning to bring out the sonority of the guitar's bass strings. Each one explores a different "feel," from a Travis steady-thumb style tune with jazz-like chords to a gorgeous Celtic melody played in both fingerstyle and flatpick versions.
You'll soon be playing stunning arrangements of: I've Got Peace Like a River; Blessed Assurance; Holy, Holy, Holy; Redeemed; Be Thou My Vision; From Every Stormy Wind That Blows and Abide with Me.