Guitar Accompaniments and Techniques
Pete Huttlinger's previous lesson on the songs and guitar styles of John Denver was one of the most popular titles we have ever produced. As John's former lead guitarist, Pete knows this music as well as anyone, and this time out he teaches seven more classic John Denver songs, detailing exactly how John himself played each of them.
A relative beginner will have no trouble playing these songs, but there is much to challenge intermediate players as well. The techniques range from basic chords and folk strums to more complex picking patterns, chord progressions and harmonies that evoke a sound typical of John's music.
The songs Pete teaches were chosen in response to the many requests he received from John Denver fans who enjoyed his first DVD and wanted more. They include Aspen Glow, Christmas for Cowboys, This Old Guitar, I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado, Rhymes and Reasons and John's signature song, Take Me Home, Country Roads. Each of these is immediately identifiable with John Denver and is great fun to play. Pete gets out his Taylor 12-string for an authentic rendering of John's version of the Lennon/McCartney song Mother Nature's Son, which he plays in dropped D tuning with a flatpick. Pete rounds out the DVD with a series of exercises to help you build dexterity, strength and coordination in your guitar playing.
Pete brings joy and enthusiasm to his subject matter. His exploration of John Denver's music will teach you to play wonderful songs with beautiful arrangements while helping you bring your guitar playing to a whole new level.