Simple Concepts for Advanced Playing
Master musician Mike Dowling shows you, step-by-step, how to develop unique guitar arrangements for your favorite tunes. Using easily accessible fretboard techniques, he teaches, analyses and deconstructs his creative process to spark new ideas in your playing.
This lesson is filled with tips and musical advice that will forever change the way you approach your guitar. Mike’s bottom line is to help you “think outside the box,” whether playing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star; Mississippi John Hurt’s classic See See Rider; Doc Watson’s iconic Deep River Blues; the big-band swing tune Evenin’; or the gorgeous Mexican popular song Maria Elena. You’ll learn how to use open and altered tunings, bottleneck-slide accents, fretboard harmonies, picking techniques, chord vamps and many other important skills to enrich and enhance these and every song you play.
Mike’s “roadmap” provides the tools and ideas to get you on your way. Your job will be to access your imagination, incorporating the things he shows you as you bring your songs to life. Then you’ll truly have command of your instrument and your songs will garner attention and respect.