It is a challenge to arrange and play American fiddle tunes and Celtic melodies on the guitar. This lesson series presents several approaches. For the intermediate guitarist. 24 page tab/music book with three compact discs.
Lesson One: Dave Laibman's arrangement for Colored Aristocracy features a Chet Atkins approach. Midnight On The Water, a beautiful Texas waltz, was arranged by Duck Baker and features counterpoint lines and variations on the theme. The West Wind is an evocative Irish air played with a classical feel.
Lesson Two: American fiddle tunes: Boys, My Money's All Gone played in a Nashville style and Last Of Callahan an arrangement using a counterpoint bass line played against the melody.
Lesson Three: Fiddle tunes from Ireland and America: Rights Of Man and Drunken Wagoner both played in a dropped D tuning (D A D G B E).
Level 3 • 24 page tab/music book with three compact discs