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Chris Smither Teaches Six Outstanding Fingerpicking Arrangements


90 minutes, DVD, includes music and tablature.
(Note: DVDs are formatted to play on universal players.

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On this DVD lesson, Chris shows you how he uses his alternating thumb and syncopated two-finger picking, along with a variety of left hand techniques, to create the rhythmic drive and distinctive harmonies that distinguish his unique arrangements.

“No Love Today” (the fruit and vegetable song), a rich evocation of old New Orleans street life, is one of Chris’s most requested songs; “Drive You Home Again”, a moody minor-key blues, is the title song of one of his best-selling CDs; Bob Dylan’s titanic “Visions of Johanna” gets a new treatment; the humorous “Get a Better One” features infectious single note riffs against a steady bass groove; “Leave the Light On” is joyous, straight-ahead fingerpicking in open D; Lightnin’ Hopkins’ spooky “Blues in the Bottle” is played and taught on both 12-string and 6-string guitars.

Chris’s wry humor and deep understanding of traditional styles help to make this an outstanding guitar lesson for all fingerpicking enthusiasts.

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Additional information

Weight 0.3375 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 5.375 × .875 in